Stretch Marks services offered in Bellevue, WA

Stretch marks may be painless, but pursuing treatment for cosmetic reasons is very common. If you’re interested in treating your stretch marks, Dr. Stephen O’Connell, and his team provide microneedling services at Serenity Rejuvenation Center in Bellevue, Washington. To schedule a consultation for stretch mark treatments, call Serenity Rejuvenation Center or book an appointment online today. 

Stretch Marks Q & A

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are streaks on your skin, often lighter or darker in color than your natural skin tone. They’re common on the hips, buttocks, and abdomen, but you can develop them almost anywhere.

Stretch marks show up after a change in size. Whether you’ve had a growth spurt, significant weight loss, or muscle growth after a workout program, you’ll probably get a few stretch marks as a result. 

While stretch marks aren’t harmful, you might not enjoy looking at them or making efforts to cover them up. Serenity Rejuvenation Center offers noninvasive treatment for stretch marks of all colors and sizes. 

Who gets stretch marks?

Anyone can get stretch marks. Even if you haven’t had a recent change in weight or size, you might have stretch marks from when you were growing up or some other time in the past. A few other factors increase your likelihood of having stretch marks, including:

  • A family history of stretch marks
  • Corticosteroid use
  • Anabolic steroid use
  • Certain genetic disorders
  • Major weight loss
  • Pregnancy

While moisturizing products and over-the-counter creams can help stretch marks fade, you might need professional treatment to remove them entirely. The team at Serenity Rejuvenation Center can look over your stretch marks and let you know if you’ll benefit from treatments in the office. 

How are stretch marks treated?

You can treat stretch marks with microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy because of its ability to reinforce your skin’s structure with new collagen growth. Serenity Rejuvenation Center offers stretch mark treatments with Potenza™ radiofrequency microneedling. 

During treatment, fine needles penetrate your epidermis at specific, even depths. Radiofrequency passes through the needles and delivers heat into your skin. Your skin naturally heals the tiny injuries from the needling process while the radiofrequency accelerates the healing process.

You may need several radiofrequency microneedling treatments to fully remove the stretch marks you decide to target. The team might recommend some products to use on your skin before and after treatment too. You should be sure to protect any treated skin from the sun to avoid burns and damage. 

To find out more about treatments for stretch marks, call Serenity Rejuvenation Center or schedule an appointment online today. 

Dr. O Connell treats patients for laser hair removal, tattoo removal, dark spots, acne, muscle Emsculpt, and more. Call us to book your appointment today.

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