One of the most common yet troubling forms of scarring is stretch marks. Stretch marks affect individuals of all ages and both men and women. Stretch marks most commonly occur during puberty, weight loss or pregnancy. Any time where the skin is either stretching or deflating, it is extremely common for stretch marks to occur. These scars can appear almost anywhere but are most common on the hips, abdomen and breasts.
There are a few options available to help improve the appearance of stretch marks including E2 – Ematrix™ and ExcelV/Genesis laser. It is best to try and treat the area when the scars are still red or purple in appearance. At that time,ExcelV/Genesis laser can be used to help shrink the scars and reduce the associated redness. If the stretch marks are white or silver, E2 can be used to help tighten and shrink the area of scarring.
To find out if stretch mark removal treatment is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario for your consultation. Dr. Sheetal Sapra and our nursing staff will be able to provide you with all of the information you need to make the most informed decision.