Stretch Marks: What They Are and How to Get Rid of Them

belly with stretch marks

Whether you’ve recently had a baby or lost weight, your wonderful time may be ruined by unsightly streaks along your body. Known as stretch marks, they can harm the self-esteem of even the most confident person. While they are not harmful or painful, many people look to get rid of their stretch marks. Thankfully, there are ways to do so.

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are indented streaks on the skin. They are most likely to appear on the abdomen, breasts, hips, and buttocks, but they can show up on any area of the body. They are typically caused when the skin stretches or shrinks quickly, such as in the instance of pregnancy, growth spurts, rapid weight gain or loss, or rapid muscle growth or loss. Stretch marks are nothing to be concerned about—they have no impact on your health—but they can be unsightly.

Stretch marks can vary in appearance. Some variations include the following:

  • Indented streaks or lines
  • Purple, blue, red, or pink streaks
  • Bright streaks that eventually fade to a lighter color over time
  • Streaks that cover a large area of the body

How to get rid of stretch marks

Some stretch marks fade over time, but not always. There are a variety of creams, lotions, and gels meant to treat stretch marks, but they may not work for all people. For those who are struggling with stubborn stretch marks, PRP injections can be a good alternative treatment. By using platelet-rich plasma, you can increase your blood supply which in turn enhances healing. This treatment is also used for other maladies such as acne scarring and hair loss.

If you’re looking to get rid of your stretch marks, Dr. Kirit Kothari’s PRP injection treatments can help. Contact him today to schedule a consultation!

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