“Stretch marks don’t discriminate,” says Dr. Ourian. “If your weight fluctuates significantly in a short period of time, celebrity or not, you’re likely to get stretch marks.“
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2013
“I just typed ‘celebrity stretch marks’ into Google,” says Dr. Ourian, “and there are unflattering photos of Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. And that’s just the first page of results!”
More than a few models and actresses visit Dr. Ourian’s Beverly Hills clinic and stretch marks are one of the items at the top of their list of concerns. “Fans expect these celebrities to be flawless,” continues Dr. Ourian, “and within the controlled environment of a photo shoot or movie set perfection is possible. And in the end there’s always Photoshop.” The problem for celebrities today is the abundance of paparazzi and websites devoted solely to photographing them in the most unflattering light.
Crash dieting by models and actresses to achieve what they consider their ideal weight accounts for most of the rapid weight loss related stretch marks Dr. Ourian sees with his celebrity clientele. Dr. Ourian would never advise a client to undertake an unhealthy weight loss regimen but celebrities, today more than ever, face enormous pressure to look a certain way and they will take shortcuts if necessary.
Oils and creams can help to minimize the appearance of stretch marks. In fact, Epione offers a prescription strength cream exclusively to its patients just for this purpose. “There are a lot of lotions and potions out there,” says Dr. Ourian, “and many of them won’t do much at all for stretch marks. I’m not familiar with the product Kim Kardashian says she’s going to use to prevent pregnancy related stretch marks, I hope it will be effective for her. But if not, we offer the Coolbeam treatment for stretch mark removal and I’d invite her to come in and see for herself what we can do.“
“I have been a practicing cosmetic dermatologist for nearly 15 years,” concludes Dr. Ourian, “and I believe that we offer the best and most cost-effective modalities for the prevention and treatment of stretch marks."
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