Stretch marks (striae distensa) are streaky lines on the skin that appear on the belly and legs. They are caused by rapid skin expansion, which most commonly occurs during pregnancy or weight fluctuations. The dermis tears as a result of the sudden straining of the skin (below the surface of the skin). Stretch marks are notoriously difficult to heal, but with acupuncture, they can be repaired without causing additional skin harm.
Stretch marks are common in obese people and bodybuilders due to the rapid changes in their bodies that come with the sport. Stretch marks can develop in people who use steroid-containing skin lotions or ointments (such as hydrocortisone) for more than a few weeks. People who must take high dosages of oral corticosteroids for months or longer may also be affected.
Stretch marks appear as reddish or purplish lines that are indented and have a distinct feel than the surrounding skin. Stretch marks usually fade over time and become light.
How We can Help?
Schedule an appointment with Centre Servette de Medecine Intégrative, Alternative et Complémentaire if you wish to get rid of those streaky lines on your stomach or legs. We offer non-invasive treatments and can assist you in regaining healthy, clear skin.
Consult with our practitioner to determine the best treatment or treatment combination for you. Factors to consider:
- How long you’ve had the stretch marks
- Your skin type
- Convenience, as some therapies require repeated visits
- Cost, as treatments to improve appearance (cosmetic therapies) often aren’t covered by medical insurance
- Your expectations
Our experienced qualified practitioner at Centre Servette de Medecine Intégrative, Alternative et Complémentaire will advise you based on your skin type, condition, and the nature of the treatments you are receiving to ensure that your needs and budget are met by offering an honest and realistic consultation outcome.
Request a consultation at Centre Servette de Medecine Intégrative, Alternative et Complémentaire today. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will assess your skin and create a custom treatment plan for you. To get started, give us a call at +41 78 218 77 32. Or book an appointment online here.