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Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are common during pregnancy. Although they are not harmful, they are unsightly. 

What are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks occur when skin is stretched, often during pregnancy. They can be identified through pink or purplish streaks on the skin. These streaks will eventually fade into pale or white lines after childbirth. Stretch marks commonly appear on the stomach, but can also be found on the hips, thighs, buttocks, and breasts. Removing stretch marks is challenging and may come with other skin issues like skin laxity and fat accumulation in the abdomen.


Stretch marks during pregnancy are caused by hormonal changes and skin tears when the belly grows quickly. Not everyone gets them – factors like genetics, weight gain, and carrying multiples also play a role.

1. Glucocorticoids

During pregnancy, the body produces many glucocorticoids that weaken skin fibers. When the baby grows fast, the fibers can’t stretch enough and tear, causing stretch marks.

2. The baby in your womb

Stretch marks can happen when the baby is big or overdue. As the baby grows, the belly gets bigger too. If the skin can’t stretch enough, it can tear and cause stretch marks.

3. Rapid weight gain

Putting on weight quickly during pregnancy increases the likelihood of getting stretch marks. If your skin stretches too fast, it is more likely to leave a mark.

4. Lifestyle

Your lifestyle prior to pregnancy can increase the chance of stretch marks. A sedentary lifestyle or lack of skincare can result in weaker muscles at the waist and abdomen as well as less skin elasticity.

5. Genetics

If your mom has stretch marks, you may be prone to them.


Stretch marks start off as pink or purplish lines that are rippled and streaky. They can be itchy or sore. After giving birth, they will become white or silver scab-like lines. Stretch marks are mainly found on the abdomen but can also appear on the thighs, buttocks, etc. They are more noticeable during the first pregnancy.


In Skinspire Laser&Skin Clinic, you can simply lose fat at specific body parts by the Lipodissolve Injection.

PicoSure offered by Skinspire Laser&Skin Clinic, is an FDA-approved laser that removes tattoos and pigmentation safely and effectively. It uses a specific wavelength of light to remove melanin without causing as much damage as traditional laser treatments. This specific lens stimulates collagen and elastic fibers, improving the elasticity of aging cells.

How does PicoSure Laser work

In “BOOST” mode, the PicoSure can increase pressure by 70% by adjusting pulse width from 750 to 550PS. Melanin-absorbing 755 nm wavelength light is emitted, releasing all energy in picoseconds. The high energy causes melanin to burst into smaller particles which the body eliminates.


Who is it for

RF Microneedling offered by Skinspire Laser & Skin Clinic, combines matrix application, microneedling, and radio frequency technology. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Results may include improved skin texture and firmness, as well as resurfacing.

How does Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling Laser work

A sterile tip with gold-plated microneedles is used to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process. Microneedles are inserted into the skin and energy is transmitted to heat collagen fibers, damaging sebaceous glands to reduce pore size, acne development, and control oil secretion.


Who is it for

Microneedling with PRP (Platelet-rich plasma), offered at Skinspire Laser & Skin Clinic, is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production by rolling fine needles over the skin and applying platelets, which are one of the components of blood. PRP contains proteins, including growth factors and cytokines. These proteins help skin tissue repair itself.

How does PRP work

After a small blood draw, your clinician will apply a topical anesthetic to your face. Then they’ll pass over it with a microneedling pen or derma-roller. These devices prick tiny holes in your skin, stimulating its natural healing processes – and creating channels for the PRP. In addition, the tiny breaks in the skin stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin which allows for facial rejuvenation by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scars.


Who is it for