Men and women can get stretch marks on several parts of their bodies, including the belly, thighs, hips,breasts, upper arms, and lower back. The marks form in the dermis, the middle layer of skin that allows it to retain its shape. When constantly stretched, the dermis can break down, leaving stretch marks behind. This kind of scarring happens when skin doesn’t bounce back after it’s been stretched by pregnancy, weight gain, or extreme weight loss. The marks often start off looking reddish or purplish and then become glossy, making the skin appear to be streaked in silver or white.

Treatment

There are several treatments for stretch marks, but none of them are 100% effective. The degree of success will depend on your skin tone, age, amount of sun damage your skin has had, and even your diet.

Treatments include:

• Surgical methods. Dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser surgery 
• Lotions and creams. Prescription Retin-A or Tazorac gels or creams stimulate collagen to help improve stretch marks over time.

Only the pink/purple-colored ones will fade though; the grey/white marks are mature and do not respond to treatment. Over-the-counter products like Lac-Hydrin lotion hydrate the skin to help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. If you are pregnant and worried about getting stretch marks, talk to your doctor at the beginning of your pregnancy, before they form. Steady weight gain of 25 to 30 pounds over the 9 months of pregnancy may help reduce them.

Health insurance isn’t likely to cover stretch mark treatment because it is considered a cosmetic problem, even if they are very noticeable. Talk to your health insurance company if you have questions about your coverage.

 

 

Hi everyone at Lakes Dermatology!!!

Wanted to say “Thank You” to everyone for helping me look my best for my competition this past Saturday July6th.
I WON!!! Took first place 🥇 on both of the categories I competed and took overall on both which I broke record, no-one has won 2 overalls in one show.
Thank you 🙏🏻
SM

 

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I love this place. My first step in their office, I was like, whoa! It’s beautiful! I was sent here by the VA for some skin issues and the doctors here are truly amazing. He listens to every single complaint I’ve had without any judgment and is very positive about my treatment plan! Even the nurses and ladies behind the desks were super friendly. I definitely recommend this place!!

 

Does The Best Lips!

Does the best lips! He’s also a really skilled injector. I don’t even think he numbed me, but I barely felt anything. It was nice not to do a dental block. He gave me the exact (natural) look I was going for. Not obviously fake at all but I DID get compliments on my lips from a few of my doctor friends!

 

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The best Doctor ever! I’ve been dealing with rosacea for years and he was the only doctor who really help me. Im really glad that i find this amazing person he’s so kind, professional humble

 

I’m so happy with the results!

I have been going to Lakes Dermatology for over a decade now. I recently moved and tried out a few other dermatologists. No where else compared to the results I received here. So I flew all the way back to Vegas just to see Dr. Reukle at Lakes Dermatology. My skin turned out great after the Voluma, fractora, photofacial, and Venus procedures I had done here. I love the skinceuticals products I bought as well. Thank you! I’m so happy with the results!

 

Yolanda