Due to the unforeseen circumstances around COVID-19, our hours are constantly changing to keep our clients and staff safe. Please give us a call at 587-525-5899 before you plan to arrive to ensure that we are open.
Due to the unforeseen circumstances around COVID-19, our hours are constantly changing to keep our clients and staff safe. Please give us a call at 587-525-5899 before you plan to arrive to ensure that we are open.
Due to the unforeseen circumstances around COVID-19, our hours are constantly changing to keep our clients and staff safe. Please give us a call at 587-525-5899 before you plan to arrive to ensure that we are open.


 

WHAT ARE STRETCH MARKS?

"Stretch marks", begin as reddish or purple lesions, which can appear anywhere on the body, but are most likely to appear in places where larger amounts of fat are stored; the most common places are the abdomen (especially near the navel), breasts, upper arms, underarms, back, thighs (both inner and outer), hips, and buttocks. Over time, they tend to atrophy and lose pigmentation. The affected areas appear empty, and are soft to the touch.

Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the resilient middle tissue layer that helps the skin retain its shape. No stretch marks will form as long as there is support within the dermis; stretching plays a role in where the marks occur and in what direction they run, however, there are a number of contributing factors to their formation. They can (but do not always) cause a burning and itching sensation, as well as emotional distress. They pose no health risk in and of themselves, and do not compromise the body's ability to function normally and repair itself, however, they are often considered a cosmetic nuisance.