Schweiger Dermatology Group
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Schweiger Dermatology Group - Broadway
1727 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Call: 212-203-0908
Manhattan Center for Dermatology


Stretch marks are indented streaks in the skin that often show up on fatty areas of the body such as the stomach, hips, breasts, thighs, and buttocks. Stretch marks often occur during pregnancy, due to the rapid weight gain. While they are not painful or harmful, they can cause stress and low self-esteem.

Stretch marks are a very common issue in females. The process of losing and gaining weight is an inevitable part of being a woman, and this can wreak havoc on the skin. While stretch marks are not glamorous to deal with, they can be easier to handle if you know their origin and cause.

Dermatologists are able to explain the root of the issue, what causes these lines in the skin, and how to prevent and treat them.

Causes of Your Stretch Marks

The cause of stretch marks is a mystery, but researchers believe that genes play a factor. If genetically dispositioned for stretch marks, excessive skin stretching can lead to these unsightly lines. Certain hormonal conditions such as pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and teenage years can also cause stretch marks.

Prevention tips from an NYC dermatologist

There is no way to completely prevent stretch marks. However, it is always a good idea to maintain hydration in your skin with a rich lotion. This will also make your skin feel healthier and smoother and appear to be more toned. It can also help to decrease itchiness. Drinking a lot of water can also help to prevent stretch marks by hydrating the body from the inside out.

Treatment methods available to enhance your skin’s appearance

Stretch marks can begin to appear lighter with time without any treatment. While no topical treatment can make a stretch mark completely disappear, several lotions and creams can help the appearance of them. Stretch marks are essentially scars, so thy are deeply marked into the skin, but can be lightened to be less noticeable. Focusing on fading stretch marks is a good way to ensure they will look better.

With certain treatments, stretch marks can become less noticeable, giving you more confidence in your appearance. No matter how dark your stretch marks are, we are able to provide treatments to make your skin look better. Contact us today for a consultation about your journey to beautiful skin.

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