Hello I Am 18 Years Old and NOT Pregnant. I Wondering Why I Have Stretch Marks on my Belly? Is It Because I've Lost Weight??

Is it because I'm loosing weight or gaining it? I'm really worried?? I hope I'm not gaining weight :(((

Doctor Answers (2)

Hello I Am 18 Years Old and NOT Pregnant. I Wondering Why I Have Stretch Marks on my Belly? Is It Because I've Lost Weight??

+1

Great questions,

Stretch marks are not olnly cause by pregnancies but can be cause by rapid weight loss or rapid weight gain, try and maintain a healthy life style and excercising daily. Here at my office we offer a treatment called Vi peel, which will help peel the dead skin and help eliminate the stretch marks.


Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Stretch marks and causes

+1

Pregnancy is not the only cause of stretch marks. Unfortunately they can also be caused by weight gain or even weight loss and sometimes can happen for no apparent reason. Fortunately, there are lasers that can help reduce the appearance of these stretch marks. I would see a dermatologist with advanced training in lasers to address these. 

Omar Ibrahimi, MD
Stamford Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.