Stretch Marks

The term stretch mark refers to streaks and lines that appear due to major stretching or expansion of the skin in a particular area. Studies have revealed that stretch marks are a weakening of all the key fibers of the skin including collagen, elastin and other connective tissue components. This condition is most commonly associated with an elevated level of hormones. During pregnancy women may experience the onset of stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs, and hips. Men who participate in a vigorous weight lifting program with associated muscle increases often develop stretch marks across the shoulders or other areas of muscle development associated with this activity. Even young people going through growth spurts at puberty may experience stretch marks.

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Dr. Hodari is perennially voted the best dermatologist in Chico* due to his excellent credentials and sincere, compassionate approach. He builds trusting relationships with his patients through clear, honest communication.

*Chico News & Review Best of 2021 & 2023

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Treatments for Stretch Marks

The treatments for this condition focus on diminishing its appearance. Topical formulas may have subtle positive effects on stretch marks, but today’s aesthetic advances provide treatments that generate more visible results.

Please refer to ProFractional® laser skin resurfacing and Collagen P.I.N. microneedling in the Med Spa menu on this website. Also, please see Medical Skincare Products.

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Whether you’re looking for a med spa to provide advanced aesthetic skincare treatments or you need treatment for a skin condition, you can schedule your appointment online, submit an appointment request form, or call us at (530) 342-8295.

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Celebrating Excellence in Dermatology

Chico News & Review has named Dr. Hodari “Best Dermatologist” in its 2023 Best of Chico Awards. This accolade recognizes his commitment to delivering top-tier medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services, such as laser skin rejuvenation and BOTOX® injections.