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Stretch marks treatment options

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks are long, narrow streaks, stripes, or lines that develop on the skin as a result of skin stretching and an increase of cortisone, a hormone naturally produced by your adrenal glands.


These parallel lines are a different color and texture than your normal skin, and they range from purple to bright pink to light gray.


Stretch marks are very common with higher rates of women. They are not painful or harmful, but some people feel distressed for cosmetic reasons.


They can appear almost anywhere, but mostly on your stomach, breasts, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks.


There are several causes of stretch marks:


  • Weight gain/weight loss

  • Pregnancy

  • Medication (like birth control pills and corticosteroids)

  • Medical conditions leading to weight gain, sudden growth, or a skin problem.


Their severity is affected by several factors, including your genetic tendency, degree of stress on the skin and cortisone level.

What are the treatment options for stretch marks?

The treatment options are various and the one for you depends on the location. Below you can find treatment options and health providers in the Dominican Republic. 

Tummy tuck


Find a Doctor in the DR

Aesthetic and Anti-Aging MD


Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

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