Stretch Marks removal singapore

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What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks, also known as striae in Singapore, is a skin imperfection that happens when your skin stretches or shrinks at a rapid rate, causing a permanent tear of the tissues under your skin. These appear as discoloured, depressed (sunken) lines resembling scars on your skin.

There are 7 types of stretch marks in varying colours and they occur for different reasons, such as:

  • Striae rubrae: red
  • Striae albae: white
  • Striae atrophicans: thinned skin
  • Striae gravidarum: after pregnancy
  • Striae distensae: stretched skin
  • Striae nigrae: black
  • Striae caerulea: dark blue

Stretch marks are most common in individuals in Singapore who experience rapid weight gain or weight loss in a short period of time or during and/or after pregnancy.

You can get stretch marks on any part of your body but they are most common on the following areas:

  • Abdomen/stomach
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Breasts
  • Upper arms
  • Lower back
  • Buttocks

common causes stretch marks in Singapore

Stretch marks occur when the connective tissues in the dermis layer of your skin rapidly stretch in a short period of time. The sudden expansion and contraction causes the dermis layer to tear permanently (similar to a wound) and heal as a stretch mark (scarring). Although stretch marks are permanent, they can fade and become lighter over time.

Stretch marks are a common plight for anyone who fluctuates in weight frequently, and can appear on anyone who experiences rapid growth in some way.

Other common causes of stretch marks are:

  • Puberty: the rapid growth of teenagers and adolescents can lead to stretch marks appearing on their bodies.
  • Pregnancy: a pregnant body will expand to accommodate the growing foetus, causing the skin to stretch rapidly throughout the pregnancy.
  • Drastic change in weight: putting on extra weight or losing weight in a short period of time can result in stretch marks appearing on the skin. 
  • Medical conditions: health concerns such as CushingMarfan, and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes can increase your chances of getting stretch marks. Other conditions involving rapid weight gain/loss or any skin problems can also lead to stretch marks forming on your skin.
  • Medication: certain medications such as birth control pills or corticosteroids may increase your risks of stretch marks.
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What are the symptoms of stretch marks?

  • Indented streaks and lines on your abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, or other places on your body
  • Pink, red, black, blue, purple, or discoloured streaks on your skin
  • Bright streaks fading to a lighter colour
  • Streaks that cover large areas of your body

Who is at risk of stretch marks in Singapore?

Stretch marks can affect anyone in Singapore as they are not exclusive to women and can also affect men.

There are a few factors that increase your risk of developing stretch marks, these are:

  • Rapidly gaining or losing a lot of weight
  • Rapid growth of muscles through bodybuilding or weightlifting
  • Experiencing a growth spurt
  • Pregnancy (the risk increases if you are young)
  • Had breast enlargement surgery
  • Have a family history of stretch marks
  • You have either Cushing or Marfan syndromes
  • Take certain medications that increase your risk of developing stretch marks

Are stretch marks painful?

Stretch marks should not be painful. However, similar to a cut or scar, it can itch and get irritated when your skin attempts to adapt and repair itself. When stretch marks have fully healed and start to fade, they usually do not cause any pain or discomfort but they can be sensitive to sunburns.


Book an appointment with us via Whatsapp or email for a consultation. Our experts will provide you with professional advice and make the necessary arrangements for treatment.

Upon booking an appointment, we will revert to you within one working day.

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How are stretch marks diagnosed?

A medical diagnosis is not necessary for stretch marks. If you have concerns pertaining to your skin, you can consult our doctor for a skin examination and to review your medical history to determine if you have any underlying medical conditions that are causing stretch marks on your skin.
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What are the treatment options for stretch marks removal in Singapore?

Stretch marks are considered permanent skin imperfections.

The treatments available at Regen Clinic to help fade the appearance of stretch marks are:

Our doctor will discuss with you on the severity of your condition and your desired results, before deciding on the best stretch marks removal treatment option for you in Singapore.

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FAQS ABOUT Stretch Marks

Frequently Asked Questions
01. Why do I get stretch marks?
Stretch marks are the rapid stretching of your skin due to sudden growth over a period of time. This could occur through obesity, puberty growth spurts, pregnancy, or a condition such as Cushing syndrome.
02. Will stretch marks go away if I lose weight?
Stretch marks that occur because of weight gain are unlikely to fade on their own even after losing weight. However, stretch marks can heal if they are still red.
03. Can I remove stretch marks myself at home?
You can try home remedies to fade stretch marks, however, these do not guarantee the same results as professional stretch marks removal treatment in Singapore and may take a long time before achieving visible results if at all.
04. How long does it take for stretch marks to fade?
It can take up to 6 to 12 months for stretch marks to fade. Stretch marks are considered permanent scarring but there are treatments available to make them less noticeable.
05. How do I know if my stretch marks are permanent?

Stretch marks are similar to scarring and are considered permanent skin imperfections. The right treatment can help to significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

06. Is it bad to scratch my stretch marks?

Scratching your stretch marks could cause them to become more noticeable and has a risk of getting infected if you scratch too deep into your skin. If you find yourself scratching your stretch marks, it is recommended to get treatment to reduce and stop the itchiness.


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