Stretch Mark Treatment Specialist

Kurt Hubach, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC

Kurt Hubach, MD

Family Practice Physician & Laser Specialist located in Bedford, VA

When some stretch marks don’t fade much over time, they can become a nagging aesthetic problem that knocks your confidence. At Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC, in Bedford, Virginia, family practice physician and certified laser specialist Kurt Hubach, MD, provides viable and lasting solutions for stretch mark reduction, including the Cynosure Icon® laser system. Give yourself the gift of smooth and flawless skin with the latest innovative convenient cosmetic treatments. Call Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC, or schedule online today.

Stretch Mark Treatment Q & A

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks (striae) is the term for indented streaks on the skin that usually show up on the breasts, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and hips. Stretch marks can fade and become less noticeable over time.

Stretch marks are more prevalent in pregnant women, especially during the third trimester. Stretch marks aren’t painful or harmful, but they can be a cosmetic concern.

You might notice: 

  • Indented streaks or lines in your skin
  • Bright streaks
  • Purple, pink, black, blue, or red streaks
  • Streaks covering larger areas of the body

Stretch marks vary in color, size, appearance, and shape.

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks are usually caused by a stretching of the skin. Stretch marks can be exacerbated by several factors, including your genetic tendency, the degree of stress on your skin, and your cortisone level. 

Cortisone is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands. The hormone can weaken the elastic fibers in your skin, and it might be involved in the development of stretch marks.

You’re more likely to develop stretch marks if:

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

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

How are stretch marks treated?

Dr. Hubach works with you to decide the best treatment for your stretch marks and provides effective treatments for stretch mark reduction.

Dr. Hubach might suggest certain healthy lifestyle changes and innovative laser technology. Laser therapies, such as the Icon laser system, help to prompt the growth of elastin and collagen in your skin. 

How do laser treatments work for stretch marks?

Laser therapy treats stretch marks by using a focused beam of light to remove the outer layer of skin and prompt the production of new skin cells to cover the damaged area. 

Laser therapy also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin that improve the texture and elasticity of your skin. Additionally, laser therapy improves circulation and helps to give you smoother and softer skin.

The laser energy effectively stimulates your skin’s healing response and the growth of new healthy skin cells.

If you’re interested in stretch mark reduction to boost your confidence and resolve your aesthetic issues, call Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC, or click to use the online booking tool.