Stretch Mark Specialist

Symphony Medical Spa

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Tooele, UT

Despite the fact that about 80% of people get stretch marks, you may feel like you want to cover them up or eliminate them entirely. Stretch marks aren’t entirely removable, but with stretch mark treatments by Carolyn Forbes, MD, and her team at Symphony Medical Spa in Tooele, Utah, you can reduce their appearance significantly. To explore your stretch mark treatment options, call the clinic or book your appointment online today.

Stretch Mark Q & A

What do stretch marks look like?

Stretch marks vary in their appearance depending on your skin color and type. They look like discolored lines or indented waves across your skin.

Common areas for stretch marks include:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Hips
  • Back

Even though they’re a common feature, it can be difficult to see past your stretch marks. If your stretch marks affect your confidence, you may wish to seek treatment for them. 

How do stretch marks form?

Stretch marks form naturally on your skin regardless of your weight. The underlying cause is the tearing and rupture of collagen and elastin fibers beneath your skin when areas of your body grow or shrink. Stretch marks commonly form after:

  • Pregnancy
  • Youth growth spurts
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Muscle growth from weight training
  • Corticosteroid use

Some diseases and conditions may lead you to develop stretch marks, too. Stretch marks are largely permanent, but they can decrease in appearance over time.

How can I get rid of my stretch marks?

Your stretch marks are permanent, but you can treat them so they’re not as obvious in appearance. There are a few medications and creams that can reduce them as well as in-office procedures at Symphony Medical Spa.

Dr. Forbes and her team use the ICON laser by Cynosure® to reduce stretch marks. The powerful light from the device kickstarts your body’s natural healing processes to improve the tone and texture of the stretch marks on any part of your body. 

Treatments are quick and painless with no downtime needed for recovery afterward. 

Should I seek treatment for my stretch marks?

Your stretch marks aren’t hazardous to your health, but you may want to get rid of them for other reasons. Many patients seek treatment for stretch marks because they want to be able to show off certain parts of their bodies without feeling self-conscious about the discolored lines and squiggles, especially if they’ve recently lost a lot of weight and want to feel confident again. 

Stretch marks can also be itchy and irritating. You may want to explore your options for creams and treatments that bring down the irritation and soothe your skin. Dr. Forbes and her team can recommend products to keep your stretch marks from bothering you, even if you don’t mind the look of them.

To get smooth, even-toned skin with less apparent stretch marks, call Symphony Medical Spa or book your appointment online today.