Stretched to the Limit: How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

April 15, 2017

Whether you have just lost a lot of weight due to a weight loss journey you are on, or you just went through a pregnancy, you know just how frustrating it can be to have the perfect body with imperfect skin. As one of the worst parts about losing weight, you may notice an abundance of stretch marks across areas of your body like your hips, stomach, thighs, and arms. To help you feel confident enough to show off your new body in the skin that you have always wanted, Dr. Tracy Evans has a few treatment options for you including topical creams and the excimer laser. Read on to learn more.

Skin Creams

Depending on the severity of your stretch marks they may go away over time. For instance, many pregnant women have visible stretch marks after pregnancy, but they slowly go away after about a year. To help speed along this process, Dr. Evans may recommend that you use a moisturizing cream or lotion. By keeping your skin moisturized, you can prevent it from cracking and from your stretch marks worsening.

The Excimer Laser

During an excimer laser treatment for stretch marks, the molecular bonds in the skin tissue will be disrupted. Once the tissue has been disrupted, the skin will go through a process called ablation in which the connective tissues will disintegrate— leaving you with noticeably smoother skin and a diminished appearance of stretch marks. Typically, patients will have to undergo several treatments to get rid of their stretch marks. However, during your initial consultation with Dr. Tracy Evans, you will go over your treatment plan so that you know how many treatment sessions you will have to plan for.

Schedule a Consultation

Having stretch marks can put a damper on your weight loss journey. Luckily, with the help of Dr. Tracy Evans, you can get rid of your stretch marks and get back your confidence. To learn more about how you can treat your skin and make it look smoother than ever, call Dr. Tracy Evans today at 415.202.1540 to schedule an appointment!


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