How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are a common concern for many individuals, often resulting from rapid changes in body size due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or growth spurts. While they pose no health risks, stretch marks can affect self-esteem and confidence. At Qazi Cosmetic Center we offer treatments to effectively reduce the appearance of stretch marks using the Erbium Laser in combination with dilute Radiesse or Sculptra. Click here to contact Qazi Cosmetic Center today.

Stretch Marks

What are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks, or striae, are scars that develop when the skin stretches or shrinks rapidly, causing the collagen and elastin in the skin to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear as red, purple, or white streaks. They commonly occur on the abdomen, thighs, hips, breasts, and arms.

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    Causes of Stretch Marks

    1. Pregnancy: Hormonal changes and rapid weight gain during pregnancy can lead to the development of stretch marks.
    2. Weight Fluctuations: Rapid weight gain or loss can cause the skin to stretch or shrink quickly, resulting in stretch marks.
    3. Growth Spurts: Adolescents undergoing rapid growth during puberty may develop stretch marks.
    4. Genetics: A family history of stretch marks can increase the likelihood of developing them.
    5. Corticosteroids: Prolonged use of corticosteroid creams and lotions can decrease skin’s elasticity, leading to stretch marks.

    Effective Treatments at Qazi Cosmetic Center

    Erbium Laser

    The Erbium Laser is a state-of-the-art laser technology that precisely targets the skin’s surface, promoting collagen production and improving skin texture. This laser treatment is highly effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks by resurfacing the skin and stimulating new collagen growth.

    How It Works

    • Resurfacing: The Erbium Laser removes the outer layers of the skin where stretch marks are located, revealing fresh, new skin underneath.
    • Collagen Stimulation: The heat generated by the laser promotes the body’s natural collagen production, which helps to heal and smooth the skin.
    • Minimal Downtime: Patients can typically resume normal activities shortly after the procedure, with minimal recovery time.

    Dilute Radiesse and Sculptra

    Dilute Radiesse

    Radiesse is a dermal filler composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel. When diluted with saline and lidocaine, Radiesse can be used to treat larger areas, providing volume and stimulating collagen production. This treatment is ideal for enhancing skin texture and reducing the visibility of stretch marks.

    Sculptra

    Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable containing poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which stimulates collagen production. This injectable gradually improves skin thickness and elasticity, making it an excellent option for treating stretch marks over time.

    Combining Treatments

    At Qazi Cosmetic Center, we often combine the Erbium Laser with dilute Radiesse or Sculptra to achieve optimal results. The laser treatment resurfaces the skin and stimulates initial collagen production, while the injectables provide ongoing collagen stimulation and improve skin texture.

    Benefits of Combination Treatment

    1. Enhanced Results: Combining treatments maximizes collagen production, leading to more significant improvements in skin texture and elasticity.
    2. Long-Lasting Effects: The collagen stimulation from Radiesse and Sculptra continues to improve the skin over several months.
    3. Comprehensive Approach: Addressing stretch marks from both the surface and deeper layers of the skin provides a more effective solution.

    Contact Us:

    Stretch marks can be a source of frustration, but effective treatments are available to help reduce their appearance and restore smoother, more even-toned skin. At Qazi Cosmetic Center, we use the advanced Erbium Laser in combination with dilute Radiesse or Sculptra to provide comprehensive and lasting results. If you’re interested in this treatment, click here to schedule a consultation or give us a call at 949-336-7293 for more information.

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    Meet Dr. Nadir Qazi

    While growing up in Chicago, I struggled for years with severe acne and scarring. Dealing with constant comments about my skin, especially from friends and family, wasn’t easy. That feeling of isolation and defeat hit me hard. Many around me were in the same position, yet there were very limited solutions available. This led me to determine my mission: to tirelessly build a unique medical practice where compassion meets science, providing proper care for every overlooked skin type and tone. At my Center, my team and I offer only clinically proven treatments that I have personally researched. My goal is to help others achieve their dreams, breaking free from the constraints of their physical appearance, and to be the support I needed the most.

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