Stretch Marks: The Latest Treatment Options for Stretch Mark Removal

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On April 16, 2015, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine reported on stretch marks, where they come from and how to get rid of them. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation comments on the report and offers readers a primer on stretch mark removal.

Dr. Simon Ourian Treats Stretch Marks on Good Day L.A.

Dr. Simon Ourian Treats Stretch Marks on Good Day L.A.

On April 16, 2015, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, in an article titled “How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks,” interviewed a UK dermatologist on the causes and treatment of stretch marks. Stretch marks are a type of scar that reportedly affects nearly 90% of all women. Stretch marks are caused by a breakdown of the elsastin and collagen in the dermis, the dense layer found beneath the epidermis. (see:

“Stretch mark removal with the Coolbeam protocol is one of our most popular treatments," says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “As the article notes, the arrival of summer and bikini season often prompts women to seek this treatment.”

According to the physician quoted in the Harper’s Bazaar Magazine report, the main cause of stretch marks is not weight gain but hormonal changes; weight gain only exacerbates the underlying hormonal issue. There also appears to be a genetic component as those that suffer adolescent stretch marks are more likely to develop pregnancy related stretch marks.

“I agree that over-the-counter creams are generally ineffective,” says Dr. Ourian. “The Coolbeam protocol works by using subdermal heat to promote a restructuring of the collagen.”

Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including UltraShape, VelaShape, Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and CoolSculpting. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, unwanted fat, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. More information about stretch mark removal can be found on Epione’s website

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