Treating Stretch Marks

No matter what your age or gender, stretch marks are an issue that can affect nearly all of us – men, women and teens alike. While they might not be harmful to your overall health and wellness, they are an unsightly cosmetic issue that can wreak havoc on your appearance and your self-esteem. According to the best dermatologist Rye has to offer, Dr. Eric Treiber of Treiber Dermatology, the worst thing about stretch marks is that will never really go away, especially not on their own. Luckily, with the aesthetic medicine and cosmetic skincare industry constantly advancing, there seems to be a treatment for everything now and like most other unsightly skin issues, there are a few options out there to help patients. Learn more about treating stretch marks below.

At TREIBER DERMATOLOGY, Dr. Eric Treiber and his team specialize in a number of different treatments, both general and cosmetic. And considered the best dermatologist Rye has in practice, DR. TREIBER and his team have been able to help countless patients to drastically reduce the presence of their stretch marks. However, before we identify treatment methods, we must understand stretch marks a bit closer. Stretch marks are very distinct, and appear on the skin, due to any relatively quick stretching of the skin. This is likely due to a patient gaining weight or height, during a short period of time. Some of the most common causes of stretch marks include:

· Growth Spurts
· Sudden Weight Gain
· Pregnancy
· Rapid Muscle Gain
· Some (Rare) Skin Conditions

In addition, there are even some medications for skin conditions, that can contribute to the formation of stretch marks – it is important to be aware of certain side effects and take precautions. Stretch marks are very noticeable, as they are usually the same color every time, and differ greatly from normal skin from pink to white, depending on the severity and the individual’s skin tone.

According to DR. ERIC TREIBER, and his team at Treiber Dermatology, the best means of treatment for stretch marks utilizes laser skin rejuvenation with conventional lasers or even high-heat, radiofrequency lasers. As the best dermatologist Rye has to offer, DR. TREIBER recommends different laser methods depending on the area in which the stretch marks are located, their severity, and the specific appearance of the stretch marks in question. For those individuals with lighter skin tones, stretch marks tend to look pinkish in color, and can often appear to be swollen or inflamed. As they age, they become lighter and lighter, but this can take years. For these types of stretch marks, conventional lasers or pulsed dye lasers work best, as they can cut the inflammation and balance out the color. They can also stifle the blood vessels which may be causing any inflammation at the skin’s surface.

For other stretch marks, the main issue isn’t so much the color – especially those on darker skin tones, but more so the texture. they will often thin out the skin and create depressions – in order to treat this, Dr. Treiber recommends using a fractional laser or RF laser that can promote collage growth and cellular turnover along the skin’s surface. For more information on stretch marks or other issues, be sure to contact us today ERIC TREIBER MD