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Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are the streaky lines on the skin, especially on the abdomen and legs, that are caused by the rapid expansion of skin during pregnancy or from obesity.

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks (also known as striae distensa) are the streaky lines on the skin, especially on the abdomen and legs, that are caused by the rapid expansion of skin during pregnancy or from obesity. This sudden stretching actually results in the tearing of the dermis (below the surface of the skin). These marks are notoriously difficult to treat, but thanks to fractional laser technology, torn skin can be repaired without burning a hole in or damaging it.

What does Nouveau Medspas use to treat stretch marks?

At Nouveau Medspas, we use the Icon 1540 fractional laser system to improve the appearance of stretch marks on all skin types safely and effectively.* Striae marks represent a linear scar in the dermis (mid-skin) and a thinning of the epidermis (the overlying skin). Similar to scar treatments, Icon can improve the appearance of your skin by thickening it and repairing tissues.* This radiofrequency (RF) laser will also work to improve the color and texture of your skin.* There is no downtime or damage to your skin as a result.*

To learn more about Icon, click here. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rubin at our office in Gig Harbor, give us a call at (253) 358-3667 or use our online request form.

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed


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