Stretch marks, technically called striae, are caused by rapid stretching of the skin. They commonly form as a result of pregnancy, growth spurts in puberty, steroid use, significant weight gain, and increased muscle development in body builders. Often red, purple, or pink in color, stretch marks are a cosmetic concern but not a health risk. For women or men with stretch marks, effective treatment options are available near Boston at SkinCare Physicians.
To learn more about your stretch marks treatment options, request a consultation online or call our office at (617) 731-1600 to schedule an appointment.
The following treatments, administered by our experienced physicians, make stretch marks less noticeable by improving skin texture and eliminating unwanted coloring: