Stretch marks occur after significant weight gain and loss, pregnancy, weight lifting and from growing during adolescence. While stretch marks may seem to fade, scientific studies show they do not completely disappear. That’s why Dr. Constantino Mendieta has dedicated his life to helping patients to minimize the effect of those ugly stretch marks and improve their overall aesthetic.
Below are some cosmetic treatments available to get rid of stretch marks:
What are Stretch Marks?
What do stretch marks look like? Stretch marks are a form of skin scarring. They appear as streaks or lines running across the skin; and they may be pink, black, red, brown, or purple in color. These deformities occur when the middle layer of skin overstretches; leading to damage of the elastic fibers found on the dermis.
Common Types of Stretch Marks
- Stretch marks on biceps
- Stretch marks on breasts
- Stretch marks on the butt
- Stretch marks on hips
- Stretch marks on knees
- Stretch marks on stomach/tummy
- Stretch marks on thighs
- Stretch marks from fat
- Stretch mark from lifting
- Stretch marks from working out
- Pregnancy stretch marks
- Weight loss stretch marks
Frequently Asked Questions about Stretch Marks
Do stretch marks hurt?
Stretch marks are not painful or harmful, but can sometimes be uncomfortable. Stretch marks are often unsightly and many patients confess to feeling insecure about others noticing these imperfections.
What causes stretch marks?
Stretch marks are caused by overstretching of the skin making elastic fibers found on the dermis to lose elasticity.
Can you get stretch marks from losing weight?
Rapid weight loss can lead to the formation of stretch marks or make existing ones more noticeable.
Where do stretch marks from growing come from?
Abrupt changes (as experienced in growth) cause elastin and collagen to rupture. These are the structures that support the skin hence; and consequentially stretch marks develop.
What causes stretch marks on the buttocks?
Stretch marks on the buttocks occur when collagen ruptures, especially due to a rapid increase in weight.
Do stretch marks go away?
Stretch marks are irreversible and permanent. However, certain aspects (such as cosmetic procedures) make them less noticeable.
Does collagen get rid of stretch marks?
Collagen in cosmetic treatments is a miracle worker. While the protein may not be able to eliminate stretch marks completely, it makes them less visible.
Stretch Mark Removal in Miami
Stretch marks are easily treatable. When you visit our plastic surgery center or med spa in Miami, Dr. Mendieta and his team of stretch mark removal specialists will examine your skin and carefully develop a treatment plan designed specifically for you. With our state-of-the-art facility, we employ advanced equipment and methodologies to combat stretch marks and other aesthetic concerns. Whatever your cosmetic needs are, we offer a full menu of surgical and non surgical cosmetic procedures at 4Beauty. Call us today at 305-860-0717 to request a consultation. You may also contact us online.