Pregnancy comes with many joys, but it isn’t all roses and sunshine. Stretch marks, a common pregnancy concern, can leave a lasting impact on your body, your appearance and your self-esteem. Seeing those first purple or red lines appear across your tummy might be a major disappointment, but it doesn’t have to be a cause for despair. When it comes to stretch marks you do have options. Let’s learn more about stretch marks with these five facts.
Stretch Marks Change with Time
The purple or red streaks that first appear on your skin will change with time. In their earliest stages stretch marks are small, often pinkish in color and itchy. They will soon grow much bigger (both in width and length) and become darker. Over time stretch marks will mature and fade from their original red or purple to a pale white or silver color. The stretched skin may have visible ridges due to the scar tissue that has formed.
Early Treatment of Stretch Marks is Best
If you are planning on seeking treatment for your stretch marks early is best. You will generally see the best treatment results with stretch marks that are still red or purple. Once they fade to white or silver treatment can be more difficult. If you have stretch marks come in and see us today. We’ll help you explore your options and create a custom treatment plan whether your stretch marks are brand new or several years old.
Pregnancy Isn’t the Only Cause of Stretch Marks
While pregnancy is one of the main causes of stretch marks, it isn’t the only one. Stretch marks can form anywhere on the body including the hips, breasts, arms, back and abdomen. They typically occur when the body expands more quickly than the skin. While pregnancy is a common cause, so is puberty and extreme weight gain. Some people will get them and some won’t. Genetics play a big role in determining the elasticity of your skin.
Stretch Marks Are More Likely in Younger Women
Younger women are more likely to get stretch marks during pregnancy than older women. In fact pregnant teens are especially susceptible.
You Aren’t Stuck with Stretch Marks for Life
If you have stretch marks you do have options. Here at Rejuvalife we offer a variety of treatments for stretch marks from laser treatments to microdermabrasion and more. We want to help you create beauty that shows… age that doesn’t. We can help you turn back the clock on your body and wipe away those unsightly stretch marks so you can love the way your body looks once again.
Stretch marks might be one of the biggest dreads in pregnancy, but they aren’t the end of the world. With many modern treatment options available you can take control of your body and turn back the hands of time.