Cellulite & Stretchmarks Specialist

Studio Saai Skincare and Medspa

Medical Spa & Primary Care Practice located in Glenview, IL

Some stretch marks don’t fade much over time and remain a nagging aesthetic issue. In Glenview, Illinois, the qualified medical professionals of the Studio Saai Skincare and Medspa provide viable and lasting solutions for stretch mark and scar reduction, including the Icon laser system. Technological innovations allow for convenient, affordable, and effective treatments that can give you the gift of smooth, flawless skin. Call Studio Saai Skincare and Medspa or book online.

Cellulite & Stretchmarks Q & A

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks (striae) are indented streaks on the skin that appear on the breasts, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and hips. Stretch marks can become less noticeable over time.

Stretch marks are common in pregnant women, particularly during the third trimester. Stretch marks aren’t harmful or painful, but they can be a cosmetic concern for many people.

You might notice:

  • Bright streaks
  • Pink, black, blue, purple, or red streaks
  • Lines or indented streaks in your skin
  • Streaks that cover larger areas of the body

 

Stretch marks vary in appearance, size, color, and shape. They can vary depending on what caused them, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located on your body, and the type of skin you have.

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks are the result of a stretching of the skin. Stretch marks can be worsened by a number of factors, including the degree of stress on your skin, your genetic tendency, and your cortisone level.

Cortisone is a hormone that’s produced by your adrenal glands. The hormone weakens elastic fibers in your skin and might play a role in the development of stretch marks.

You’re more likely to get stretch marks if:

  • You’re female
  • You have a family or personal history of stretch marks
  • You’re overweight or obese
  • You’re pregnant
  • You’ve been rapidly gaining or losing weight
  • You’re using corticosteroid medication
  • You’ve had breast enlargement surgery
  • You have certain genetic disorders, such as Cushing’s syndrome.

 

Eating a healthy diet, exercising, and controlling your stress are just some of the ways you can try to prevent stretch marks.

What are the treatments for stretch marks?

Your Studio Saai Skincare and Medspa specialist works with you to determine the best treatment for your stretch marks and unwanted scars from acne, injury, or surgery. Studio Saai Skincare and Medspa provide effective treatments for stretch mark and scar reduction.

Laser treatment

Laser therapies, such as the Icon laser system, help to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin in your skin. The laser energy prompts your skin’s healing response and the growth of new healthy skin cells.

Microdermabrasion

In some cases, microdermabrasion can be the right solution for treating stretch marks and scars. Microdermabrasion involves a hand-held device that delivers special crystals onto the skin that gently removes a fine layer of dead skin cells, promoting the growth of new skin with more elasticity.

If you’re interested in stretch mark or scar reduction, call Studio Saai Skincare and Medspa or book online today.

We Also Offer:

  • Lumenis Legend Pro for Cellulite Reduction
  • Cynosure Non-Albative Fractional Laser for Stretchmarks