Stretch Marks

Get Rid of Your Stretch Marks in Indianapolis, IN

Stretch marks, also known as Striae, is a very common skin condition that occurs when the skin is stretched causing long, narrow lines that develop on the skin. Stretch marks can occur on men and women, though they are more typically seen on women. Stretch mark occur during pregnancy, weight gain, and weight loss. Although overtime you may see some of the stretch marks diminishing, many individuals are bothered by the appearance of stretch marks.

Fortunately, there are several minimally invasive treatment options to help reduce stretch marks. At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Greg Chernoff recommends a combination of effective procedures to improve and soften the appearance of stretch marks. These therapies work to improve skin texture and soften stretch marks by stimulating the production of collagen in the body and tightening the skin.

Prior to any treatment or procedure, Dr. Chernoff or one of our trained and certified Health Care Providers determine if you are a candidate, review the risks and benefits, and provide all possible treatment alternatives.

What are Stretch Marks?

Typically, significant weight gain in a short amount of time can put a person at risk for developing long, narrow streaks or stripes on the skin known as stretch marks. Pregnancy is one of the most common causes of stretch marks. They occur as the skin (dermis) is stretched due to rapid growth of the skin.

While anyone can develop stretch marks, women tend to be more affected than men. Stretch marks can occur on various parts of your body and are typically seen on the abdomen, arms (upper), back, breasts, hips, and thighs.

You no longer need to hide unsightly stretch marks. There are a variety of treatments available at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to help you reduce the raised and lumpy appearance of your stretch marks.

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What Treatments Are Available for Stretch Marks?

Depending on the depth and severity of the marks, a number of treatments can be used to help. The best way for you to determine which method will be the most beneficial is to consult with Dr. Chernoff. He will examine your skin, measure the extent of the stretch marks, and recommend a treatment or series of procedures to help. These treatments require little to no downtime and can be done in the comfort of our office in Indianapolis.

Most of these stretch mark removal treatments are designed to stimulate the production of collagen, which is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that is responsible for attractive, healthy-looking skin. The body produces less and less collagen with age, which is part of the reason why stretch marks develop. When collagen production increases, the level of skin fullness increases also. This gives the skin a fuller, healthier appearance. It will also help reduce the appearance of those unwanted marks on the skin.