Stretch Marks Specialist

Total Patient Care LLC and Skin First

Internal Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Shore Area, Brick, NJ

Because stretch marks can leave you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, the Total Patient Care LLC and Skin First team can offer treatments to help. They can dramatically reduce the appearance of the most stubborn stretch marks with targeted therapy at their office in Brick, New Jersey. Schedule your stretch mark consultation by clicking on the online booking feature or by calling the office.

Stretch Marks Q & A

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks form, of course, when your skin stretches beyond its normal range. In some cases, your skin stretches right back. Other times, you develop long, discolored, indented streaks in your skin that just don’t seem to fade.

Although it isn’t well understood why some men and women are simply more prone to developing stretch marks than others, some of the likely causes and risk factors include:

  • Family history of stretch marks
  • Using corticosteroid medication
  • Dramatic weight loss or gain, including pregnancy
  • Certain genetic disorders, like Cushing’s syndrome

Stretch marks can even stem from growth spurts during puberty. Though stretch marks aren’t a serious medical concern, they can certainly leave you feeling embarrassed about the appearance of your own skin. Fortunately, you have plenty of treatment options available. 

How long does it take for stretch mark treatments to work?

Your dedicated skin care specialist at Total Patient Care LLC doesn’t want you to have to live another day with stretch marks. They work diligently to find a treatment solution that provides optimal results, in the shortest amount of time. 

It takes your skin time to regenerate tissues and start healing after starting your stretch mark treatment though. With daily applications of tretinoin cream, for instance, you start noticing more even-toned skin within a few weeks, with optimal results by 24 weeks. Chemical peels and microneedling also start resolving your stretch marks within a few weeks of your first treatment. 

Laser stretch mark treatments with Icon can result in visibly smoother skin as quickly as two to four weeks after your treatment. After completing your treatment package — usually two to three sessions once a month — your stretch marks almost completely disappear. 

Start your personalized stretch mark treatment at Total Patient Care LLC by booking a consultation. Click on the online scheduler, or call the clinic directly to book.

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