Stretch Marks

What are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are narrow streaks or lines that occur on surface of the skin. Doctors often refer to stretch marks as stria, striae or during pregnancy striae gravidarum. The tummy, buttocks, breasts and thighs are the areas of the body most often affected. Stretch marks are often red or purple to start with, before gradually fading to silvery white color. They are usually long and thin.

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks are the result of skin suddenly stretching. The middle layer of skin (dermis) breaks in places, allowing the deeper layers to show through.

The dermis can be stretched

  • During pregnancy
  • As a result of weight gain
  • Due to growth spurt during puberty

What does Amaran Aesthetic offer?

  • TCA peel
  • Laser scar  removal