A solution for stretch marks.

Stretch mark treatments in New York City

Stretch mark treatments in New York City

Healthy skin has an “elastic” response that enables it to resume its normal composition after a certain amount of stretching due to weight gain or pregnancy or following a growth spurt such as those that occur during puberty. Even weightlifters that build up a lot of muscle will notice their new bulk can also be a common area for stretch marks. When skin stretches beyond its normal capacity, damage occurs that can cause the skin surface in the area to appear shiny, darker or lighter, or thinner than surrounding tissue.


About stretch marks

Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. Over time they may diminish, but will not disappear completely. Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis. When the dermis tears, the underlying blood vessels become more visible, and the initial onset of stretch mark appears reddish, purple or brown. As the skin heals, the color fades and can leave a white or brownish line.

Growth “spurts,” weight gain and pregnancy, stretch marks are also more likely to occur in older people whose skin has lost some degree of natural elasticity and as a result of hormonal fluctuations, including fluctuations in cortisone, which can cause collagen fibers to weaken and become less flexible and resilient.

Anyone can get stretch marks, and they can appear just about anywhere on your body. However, they are more likely to appear in places where large amounts of fat are stored such as the abdomen, breasts, upper arms, underarms, back, thighs, hips, and buttocks.

Central Park Beauty’s stretch mark reduction techniques are designed to safely reduce the appearance of stretch marks in both women and men.