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Stretch Mark Removal

Elite Women's Care

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Hoffman Estates, IL

Stretch marks affect over half of women during pregnancy, although they can also form because of growth spurts, weight fluctuations, or certain medical conditions. If you've been hiding your stretch marks, skin revitalization treatments with Secret™ RF technology at Elite Women's Care might be the solution you've been looking for. Find out if stretch mark removal treatment is right for you by booking a consultation at the Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based practice. You can request your appointment online or over the phone.

Stretch Mark Removal Q&A

Why do I have stretch marks?

Stretch marks, medically known as striae, form when your skin stretches out beyond its normal ability. This overstretching causes elastic fibers in your skin to break, leaving the discolored, sunken marks behind. Not everyone whose skin stretches develops stretch marks, though. Your chances of having these marks increase due to:


  • Family history of stretch marks
  • Rapidly gaining weight, like during pregnancy
  • Using corticosteroid medications
  • Losing weight too quickly
  • Hormonal fluctuations


Just because you have stretch marks doesn't mean you have to resign to living with them. With advancements in esthetic technology, you can achieve a reduction in the appearance of stretch marks.


How can I get rid of stretch marks?

Secret RF employs an innovative approach to rejuvenating the skin, combining microneedling with fractional radiofrequency (RF) energy. As your body undergoes the healing process in response to the micro-injuries induced by Secret RF, it initiates the formation of fresh, robust skin cells, as well as the production of collagen and elastin. This natural regeneration effectively replaces the damaged collagen within the stretch mark, leading to a noticeable improvement in skin texture. 

During a stretch mark removal session, you'll relax while your provider uses the specialized handpiece to deliver microneedling radiofrequency to your target area. You may experience some heat and pressure, but these sensations are generally well-tolerated.

Your treatment session may last around 20 minutes. Afterward, you may experience mild swelling, redness, and tenderness, but this usually fades within 24 hours. You can resume your regular activities following your appointment with no downtime.


Which types of stretch marks can be treated?

Stretch mark removal treatments are ideal for nearly all types of stretch marks. The treatment can be used to address stretch marks virtually anywhere on the body, including your upper arms, inner thighs, midsection, and other problem areas. 

Whether you have just a few stretch marks here and there or a larger area covered in them, you may benefit from stretch mark removal with Secret RF.


How many stretch mark removal treatments do I need?

Your stretch mark removal treatment at Elite Women's Care is entirely tailored to you and your specific esthetic goals. Most patients will undergo multiple Secret RF sessions to reach their ideal results, with an average of 3-4 treatments overall. 

Schedule your stretch mark removal evaluation at Elite Women's Care today. Use the online scheduling tool or call the office directly.

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