Almost every person will develop stretch marks to some degree. Stretch marks occur after significant growth, such as during puberty, pregnancy, or after gaining weight. They often appear as bands or lines of silvery or purple colored skin that has lost elasticity.
What are warts and why do they form?
Warts are caused by viruses in the HPV (human papillomavirus) family. The virus enters in to the outer layer of your skin, usually through a cut or scratch, such as on the bottom of your foot. Once the virus is in your skin it causes the cells in your skin to multiply and create a raised wart.
These viruses can be found in various forms. Most often people have what are known as common skin warts, and they develop after contracting the virus from an object or through contact with another person, often through a scratch on the skin.
Am I a candidate for treatment?
Many people with stretch marks tend to feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the appearance of their skin. Our team at Ideal Body Institute is here to help you find the best aesthetic treatment for your stretch marks. If you have stretch marks of any size and anywhere on your body, then we invite you to meet with us so we can guide you to the best treatment. Many of our non-invasive treatments are available on the same day, so you can come in for a consultation and get a treatment that works for you on the spot!
How can I prevent stretch marks?
Preventing stretch marks depends on your lifestyle, diet, and your skin. Some people are more prone to developing stretch marks than others, due to genetics and the natural elasticity of the skin. A good place to start is to maintain a stable weight and eat well and exercise regularly. There are many creams that can be helpful during pregnancy, keeping your skin moisturized so it can stretch more easily. If you are pregnant, some stretch marks may be inevitable, and no cream, gel, or oil may be able to halt their development completely.
Stretch marks after pregnancy
If you are one of the countless women who was left with stretch marks after having children, it can be an embarrassing condition. Even if you have consistently applied special creams, gels, or oils, your lower abdomen may be marred with stretch marks. You may need a combination of treatments to reduce the appearance of these marks, and we can help.
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