Thigh Stretch Marks
Streaks or stripes on the skin are usually caused by the skin stretching from an unexpected weight gain, growth spurt (as in during puberty) or from pregnancy. Bodybuilders are also prone to stretch marks from the rapid change that building muscle can produce.
There is a decreased supportive structure of the stretched skin and small tears occur. At first stretch marks can be reddish or purple and have a different texture from the surrounding skin. Fortunately, most fade or disappear over time but some can stick around for life.
Other causes of thigh stretch marks include:
- The side effects of some medications
- Certain medical conditions such as steroid use
What can be done?
How to Get Rid of Thigh Stretch Marks?
There are many creams on the market claiming to get rid of stretch marks but few have been reported to actually make a difference. If treated early, tretinoin (Retin A) cream and glycolic acid peels or creams can help minimize the appearance of stretch marks.
Other treatments that reduce thigh stretch marks are:
- Laser therapy. These procedures stimulate skin cell growth.
- Exfoliation. Regular exfoliators remove dead skin from your thighs and also improve skin regeneration.
- Microdermabrasion. This treatment uses exfoliating crystals to reduce the appearance of thigh stretch marks.
HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser
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Infini™ RF Microneedling
Infini Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that applies multiple fine needles penetrating your skin, inducing new collagen and reducing stretch marks over time.Learn more
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