Stretch marks on the skin

Stretch marks, known as striae, are linear breaks in the skin that usually appear as atrophic scars, red or purple streaks on the body due to rapid structural stretching or contraction of the skin. This pathologic development is capable of manifesting itself in men, women, and inchildren during adolescence. Stretching with the formation of striae is often diagnosed in the abdomen, buttock areas, thighs and breasts.

This defect causes cosmetic dissatisfaction and can reduce self-confidence. Many people are looking for ways to get rid of these pathologic skin changes. Stretch mark removal in Chicago is one of the sought-after procedures at Bella Sana Med Spa Aesthetic Medical Center.

Factors that provoke the appearance of stretch marks

Many factors contribute to the formation of stretch marks. The mechanism of development is caused by excessive secretion of the hormone cortisol, which disturbs the natural features of the skin. High concentration of cortisol contributes to thinning and excessive skin stretching, provoking the appearance of microscopic ruptures of elastin and collagen fibers and the formation of atrophic scars. Disruption in hormonal secretion can occur for a variety of reasons:

  • the influence of genetic factor;
  • pregnancy;
  • age peculiarities (the first striae may appear during puberty - in 15-18 years);
  • sudden gain of muscle mass during intensive sports;
  • uncontrolled weight gain or sudden weight loss;
  • prolonged therapy with hormonal drugs;
  • stressful conditions (period of repeated increase in cortisol secretion);
  • a number of endocrine diseases.

Stretch mark reduction treatments at Bella Sana Med Spa

The best stretch mark treatments in Chicago are offered by the Bella Sana Med Spa aesthetic center. Among them:

  1. Microneedling. Stretch mark microneedling (collagen induction) is a procedure in which small perforations are applied to the affected area using a special instrument with microneedles. This stimulates the skin's natural healing processes and helps reduce the appearance of the formed stretch marks.
  2. Laser therapy. Laser stretch mark removal is the most effective method of treatment. During the procedure, laser beams are directed at the affected area, which penetrate into the deep layers of the skin and stimulate its regeneration. This allows to reduce the visibility of the defect, soften scars, return the skin smoothness and elasticity.

Cost of Striae (stretch marks) treatment

The cost of stretch mark removal at Bella Sana Med Spa Medical Center in Chicago varies depending on the procedure chosen and the individual characteristics at the patient. It is recommended to contact the specialists of the center for specific information about prices and possible treatments.


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