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Stratamark™ Stretch Mark Reduction

Many patients are interested in learning how to get rid of stretch marks. Stratamark™ is the first registered medical ointment to prevent stretch marks and for stretch mark reduction. Stretch marks may result from pregnancy, obesity and in some instances puberty growth spurts or steroid use. Approximately 50-90% of pregnant women will acquire stretch marks. Stretch marks commonly appear on the abdomen and breasts and less commonly on the hips, thighs and buttocks. They initially appear as slightly raised pink to purple linear bands which eventually mature to become pale, flat, finely wrinkled lines. In some cases they can cause itchiness, tenderness and pain and can also significantly affect a person’s self-esteem and self-image.

Stratamark’s silicone polymer has been adapted to address the phase of wound healing thought to be involved in the formation of stretch marks. Stratamark™ contains silicone dioxide which is not absorbed by the body, but rather sits on top of the skin to help prevent stretch marks and reduce current stretch marks. Stratamark™ softens and flattens stretch marks, reduces redness and discoloration, and relieves the itching and discomfort caused by stretch marks. Stratamark™ is safe to use during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, on children and for people with sensitive skin.

Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy

Stratamark™ stretch mark prevention and stretch mark reduction therapy is recommended for use from the beginning of the second trimester or at the first sign of stretch marks. Treatment should be applied daily and continued following the birth for a minimum of 60-90 days.

Stretch mark prevention during growth spurts

Stratamark™ stretch mark prevention and stretch mark reduction therapy should be used for the duration of the growth spurt or until the skin is no longer tightly stretched. Treatment should be applied daily and continued for an additional 60-90 days.

How to get rid of stretch marks

Stratamark™ stretch mark reduction therapy should be applied daily for at least 60-90 days. Continued use is recommended until no further improvement is seen.

Severe and/or older stretch marks may need longer treatment with a more aggressive protocol including our ZO Skin Health Wrinkle and Texture Repair .5% retinol and Hydrating Crème. In some cases Dermapen or laser treatments can be effective

Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more about stretch mark reduction and prevention 204-894-7486.