Stretch marks are true to their name: they are marks on the skin that develop due to skin stretching. While they are often associated with women who have been pregnant, they can also develop on patients who have any type of weight gain or changes that resulted in stretched skin. These whitish marks are commonly found in areas such as stomach, thighs, and breasts. Any time skin is stretched quickly, it can result in the development of stretch marks, which form on the dermis of the skin—the second layer.
What can be done about stretch marks?
Many patients who are troubled by their stretch marks may want to work with a provider who can offer solutions for fading them and removing them. They are strictly a cosmetic concern for many individuals, and can be a source of embarrassment. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics encourage patients to consider the benefits of treating stretch marks to make them far less noticeable.
Below are some of the treatments that can eb performed to reduce or eliminate stretch marks on the skin:
- Intense pulsed light therapies (IPL)
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Which treatment is right for me?
Working with an experienced professional is the first step in finding out which treatment option is most appropriate for you. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY will evaluate a patient and determine the severity of the stretch marks. The treatment chosen or recommended for the patient is based on this information. Patients may need more than one treatment to effectively reduce the appearance of the stretch marks. Discussing this and other solutions is done during the initial evaluation and can help patients make a knowledgeable decision as to what is best for them.
Take charge of stretch marks and feel confident in your own skin
Learn more about skin treatment services available at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics. We are open to new and existing patients ready to look and feel their best. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team are located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 and can be reached by phone at (716) 633-6100.