Can Young People Have Stretch Marks? By Dr. Lombardi on September 16, 2022

Stretch marks impact the vast majority of people as it is a common skin condition. While your skin can stretch, it can sometimes be too much and result in stretch marks. They are fine lines found on your skin that can appear white, pink, red, or purple. Many people associate stretch marks with pregnancy, but there are a number of other causes of stretch marks. You may wonder, can young people have stretch marks? Below you will find helpful information about stretch marks and treatment options.

Can Young People Have Stretch Marks?

Younger people can have stretch marks as the condition does not have a specific age demographic. While your skin has more elasticity when you are younger, this does not preclude you from getting stretch marks. Young people can get stretch marks for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, growth during puberty and weight gain.

Puberty comes with a number of bodily changes, including growth spurts. Many young people get stretch marks if they grow quickly during puberty. Weight gain can also cause stretch marks. Many young people who go through puberty gain weight as their appetite increases during puberty. Oftentimes young people get heavier and then grow taller which can cause stretch marks.

Can I Prevent Stretch Marks?

It is unlikely that you can fully prevent stretch marks entirely. This is why the majority of people have them. Genetics play a major part in whether or not you get stretch marks. If your close family has them, you will likely get them as well. However, living a healthy lifestyle and staying moisturized is good for your skin. Staying hydrated, getting good sleep, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular exercise is beneficial for your skin. But, it cannot prevent stretch marks caused by sudden weight gain or loss. While stretch marks can’t be prevented, there are treatment options that can minimize their appearance if you get them.

Will Stretch Marks Go Away?

Once you get stretch marks, they will not go away without cosmetic intervention. This is because your skin has stretched and it does not go back to how it was before after your skin fibers have been torn. Many creams and lotions claim to get rid of stretch marks, but the claims are false. These creams may help moisturize your skin, but expensive creams cannot reverse stretch marks.

However, there are a number of cosmetic treatment options that can reduce the appearance of your stretch marks. This can be beneficial as it can improve your aesthetic and your confidence in your appearance. Non-surgical treatments have been highly effective in addressing the skin condition.

Stretch Mark Removal

Cosmetic dermatology in Tampa has been effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks. This first step in determining which treatment is right for you is scheduling a consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist. Below are the most effective stretch mark removal remedies.

Laser Therapy:

Laser treatment is a safe and effective remedy that can reduce the appearance of your stretch marks. The treatment promotes the natural production of collagen in your skin which can lead to firmer and more youthful-looking skin.

Microdermabrasion:

This is a non-surgical stretch mark removal treatment in Tampa. Microdermabrasion tightens the surface and deeper layers of your skin. It can improve the tone and texture of your skin while also reducing the appearance of your stretch marks. Just like laser therapy, microdermabrasion also promotes natural collagen production.

Microneedling:

Microneedling targets the middle layer of your skin and promotes natural collagen production. This can improve the appearance of your skin through natural regeneration which results in the fading of your stretch marks.

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