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How to remove stretch mark scars without surgery

About 90 percent of expectant moms develop a meshwork of lines on the abdomen, breasts, thighs, and buttocks. However, anyone, of either gender and any age, can get stretch marks. They are common among bodybuilders, during puberty growth spurts, and in those with significant weight fluctuations. These individuals often ask Dr. Adam Maddox for advice on how to remove stretch mark scars without surgery. What are stretch marks? The clinical name for stretch marks is striae – a form of scarring. The dermis is the middle layer of skin that provides elasticity and structure. Stretch marks form when the dermis is stretched … Continue reading

Can Portland area patients achieve effective stretch mark removal?

Due to weight changes that may occur from dieting or pregnancy, many people may experience the development of stretch marks. These marks can appear on the skin when weight gain has occurred quickly, and remain even after patients have lost the weight. They can be bothersome and unattractive for most patients, and it is common for Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive in Portland to see men and women in his practice seeking a treatment for reducing or eliminating the appearance of these scars. At Thrive, we often suggest patients talk to us about laser therapy. Lasers have been used for … Continue reading


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