Stretch marks are most common in women who have experienced extreme weight loss, weight gain, or have recently undergone a pregnancy.

Extreme changes to the skin cause the support structure in our skin, collagen, and elastin, to break down leaving unsightly red, purple, pink, reddish-brown, or dark brown, stretch marks once the skin repairs itself. In some cases, stretch marks can become extremely itchy.

Although stretch marks are considered scars, and cannot be permanently removed, we at Derm.ca have helped thousands of patients reduce the visibility of stretch marks using a variety of leading-edge treatments.

Am I A Good Candidate For Stretch Mark Treatments?

Typically stretch marks are not painful or harmful, however, many women and men feel self-conscious wearing a bathing suit, dating, or interacting on a social level.

If you find yourself:

  • Avoiding social activities
  • Embarrassed wearing shorts or a bathing suit
  • Fearing normal activities such as dating
  • Going to all lengths to hide your stretch marks

If the presence of stretch marks is crippling your ability to live a normal life schedule a consultation to explore your options.

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What Are Stretch Marks?

A stretch mark is a type of scarring that forms as a result of the skin stretching and in turn, shrinking. During this process, collagen and elastin, which are responsible for maintaining the structure of the skin break down. When they repair themselves and the skin begins to heal, scarring develops taking the form of a stretch mark.

The severity of the stretch marks is directly related to a family history of stretch marks, the amount of stress the skin was subjected to, and the length of time the skin was stretched. Additionally, the amount of cortisone, a naturally occurring substance in the body, which can weaken fibers in the skin play a role.

How Do I Identify Stretch Marks?

Not all stretch marks look the same, and vary based on the cause, body location, skin type, and duration of the condition.

Following is a list of patterns which are common signs of stretch marks:

  • Indented streaks or lines in the skin
  • Pink, red, black, blue, or purple streaks
  • Bright streaks that fade to a lighter color
  • Streaks on the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, or thighs
  • Streaks covering large areas of the body

We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our medically trained specialists for a full assessment.

Treatment Options

3D Personalized Laser Procedure


The combination of lasers used is designed to promotes firmer, youthful skin without invasive measures or extended downtime.

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Botox Injections


Botox Cosmetic injections relax the muscles in the area being treated, and temporarily stops the nerve from sending signals to the muscles which cause the facial contractions. By targeting the root of the problem, wrinkles on the face begin to soften and vanish over time.

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Botox Injections for Migraines


Botox injections can provide sustained pain relief in patients with chronic migraine headaches

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Botox Injections for Sweating


Botox for sweating works by blocking the signals from the nerves which activate the sweat glands. Individuals with hyperhidrosis have overly active sweat glands, and by inhibiting the signals from the nerve, sweating in the area is stopped.

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Chemical Peel


The Derm.ca Chemical Peel is a skin revitalizing treatment used to safely and effectively remove the outermost layer of damaged skin, resulting in an improved complexion and healthier looking skin.

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Complete Skin Review


A Complete Skin Review is a comprehensive preventative procedure that takes into account personal and skin conditions, concerning spots, and a thorough overview of your skin.

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Cortisone Injections For Acne, Bumps And Scars


We have helped thousands of patients who have suffered from Cystic Acne, reduce the number of flare ups, eliminate the blemishes and bumps, reduce pain, and alleviate the risk of permanent scarring, using Cortisone Injections in conjunction with our recommended topical and oral medications.

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Dermaplaning


A deep exfoliation that removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz

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DermaSweep


Medical Microdermabrasion For Acne & Skin Rejuvenation. Dermasweep combines 3 therapies in 1 treatment to deliver a radiant, glowing, and younger-looking skin in 30 minutes or less. It's gentle enough for sensitive skin, yet strong enough for fine lines, wrinkles, acne, rosacea, tone, and texture.

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Earlobe Repair


Earlobe repair is a simple procedure performed in or clinic which has proven to dramatically improve self-image and self-confidence of thousands of patients.

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Fractional Laser for Acne Scars


Laser resurfacing or skin ablation, safely removes the top layer of skin which stimulates collagen, giving volume to the underlying skin cells. The result is a smoother, fresher, younger looking skin.

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Hair Loss & Thinning / Alopecia Areata


Cortisone injections and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, which is highly effective for patients with Alopecia Areata or hair thinning or hair loss. Cortisone injections and platelets are a great natural alternative treatment.

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Home Therapies for Melasma


Treating and preventing this stubborn and common problem of facial hyperpigmentation.

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Individualized Treatment Plans for Acne Scars


At YourDerm.ca, we have helped thousands of patients who have suffered from Acne & Acne Scars, reduce the number of flare ups, eliminate the blemishes and bumps, reduce pain, and alleviate the risk of permanent scarring.

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InnoPen – The Ultimate Microneedling Procedure


InnoPen is a medical and FDA approved collagen induction therapy, resulting in vibrant, healthy, and youthful looking skin for those suffering from acne, melasma, fine lines, wrinkles and other skin conditions.

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Isolaz for Acne


The Isolaz has been specifically designed with the latest in laser technology to safely and effectively treat acne breakouts. Combining vacuum suction with laser energy, this system works to purify pores and promote healthier skin. Vacuum suction works to gently bring debris and other impurities from deep within pores closer to the surface of the skin.

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Juvederm Dermal Filler


Botox Cosmetic injections relax the muscles in the area being treated, and temporarily stops the nerve from sending signals to the muscles which cause the facial contractions. By targeting the root of the problem, wrinkles on the face begin to soften and vanish over time.

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Juvederm Filler Injections


Juvederm treatments restore age-related volume loss, delivering a healthy, fresh, and youthful appearance. This simple and safe procedure involves the injection of Juvederm gel compound below the surface of the skin and is generally completed within 30 minutes.

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Laser Genesis


Laser Genesis is an effective treatment for acne scarring, brown spots, age spots, and other skin conditions, which works by stimulating the production of new collagen. This safe non-invasive treatment has proven to deliver a smoother, firmer, and vibrant looking skin

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Laser Hair Removal


At YourDerm.ca, we use a variety of highly specialized, leading edge laser devices to deliver exceptional results to patients of all skin types and colours.

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Latisse Eyelash Enhancement


LATISSE® is a prescription medication which helps your eyelashes grow longer, thicker, and darker, allowing women to show off their natural beauty.

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Levulan Photodynamic Therapy


Dr. Alanen has been using a highly successful treatment, Photodynamic therapy (PDT), that combines special medications, called photosensitizing agents, along with light to kill cancer cells.

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Lip Enhancement Injection


Nothing compliments a beautiful, attractive, and sexy image more than full, plump, luscious lips.

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Lumps, Bumps & Cyst Removal Calgary


Lipomas and Cysts can look similar, however, cysts typically small and grow slowly. Lipomas are generally larger and more prominent.

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Melanoma


Melanoma is much less common than some other types of skin cancers. But melanoma is more dangerous because it’s much more likely to spread to other parts of the body if not caught and treated early.

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Mesotherapy


Facial Mesotherapy is comprised of a unique cocktail of nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to deliver exceptional anti-aging results.

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Mineral Makeup Application


Let us help you achieve your desired look whether that's a day time or night time look or a natural or dramatic look.

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MiraDry For Excessive Sweating


MiraDry is a permanent procedure which uses suction to lift sweat glands close to the surface of the skin, delivering thermal energy to heat and destroy the sweat glands. The procedure ensures that excessive sweating is gone forever.

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Mole And Skin Tag Removal


Liquid Nitrogen Therapy is a highly effective method of removing precancerous and benign noncancerous skin tags, moles, and warts.

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Mole Check / Skin Cancer & Surveillance


Dr. Alanen is an authentic expert in the diagnosis and treatment of skin disease. He is a recognized skin cancer specialist, having performed over 14,000 surgeries (including Mohs' surgeries).

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Pearl Fractional Treatment


Pearl Fractional is an acne scar treatment which uses a fractionated laser to deliver heat into the dermis below the surface of the skin. This in turn stimulates collagen production and eliminates the appearance of acne scarring by improving the texture of the skin.

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Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)


Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a highly successful treatment that combines light energy with a photosensitizing medication to destroy cancerous and precancerous cells after the light is activated.

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Picosure Laser for Acne Scars


Acne scar reduction with revolutionary, no downtime laser therapy.

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Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal


Picosure is the gold standard in laser tattoo removal technology and is extremely effective on all tattoos including those created with dark blue and green ink. It is much faster than any other technology – fewer sessions are needed.

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Picosure Rejuvenation for Melasma


We have successfully performed hundreds of PicoSure procedures for our patients, and have given them back the beautiful, vibrant, and healthy skin they once had.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) & Vitamin Infusion for Hair Loss


PRP is a revolutionary treatment for androgenic alopecia, hair thinning, hair loss, and scalp dehydration.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) for Melasma


PRP is a revolutionary treatment which uses your own blood to help to treat the notoriously stubborn hyperpigmenation of melasma.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) for Neck / Chest


Using your own body's platelets to remove years from your skin...

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Profound Non-Surgical Neck Lift


Clinically proven to stimulate the production of new elastin and collagen – restoring a youthful, healthy glow.

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Redness Rejuvenation Therapies


Years of aging have been removed from your face, but don't forget about the neck and chest.

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Rosacea Treatment


Managing your rosacea starts with getting the right treatment and sticking to it. The professionals at Derm.ca have helped thousands of patients who suffer from this condition.

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Rosacea/Redness Laser


LimeLight Laser is a painless, non-surgical, and non-invasive treatment which uses Intense Laser Light (IPL) technology, to drastically reduce brown spots, redness, and improve skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.

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Skin Care for Acne


Revolutionary dermatologist-developed pharmaceutical-grade skincare made in Calgary for mild acne to deep cystic acne control.

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Subcision Treatment


Subcision is a safe and effective procedure that can correct the appearance of acne scars on many parts of the body. By using a very fine needle, this treatment works to stimulate production of collagen and elastin.

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Titan Laser


Titan Laser is a revolutionary new skin tightening treatment which uses infrared laser light energy to heat a layer of dermis below the surface of the skin to trigger the production of new collagen. This in turn tightens and lifts the skin to eliminate the appearance of a double chin, sagging jowls, and other loose skin conditions.

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Toenail Fungus Laser


Toenail fungus “onychomycosis” is a very common condition, affecting one in ten Canadians.

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Here’s What Our Patients Are Saying…

“Ok…I finally made the decision to get rid of my stretch marks and what a great decision it was. After having two kids I would not but on a bathing suit, let alone a bikini. I just came back from a family vacation and I lived in my bikini for 2 whole weeks – no embarrassment! Thanks, Derm.ca for getting rid of my stretch marks.
-Jane S.

Schedule A Complimentary Consultation


Are you are feeling self-conscious about your stretch marks and find that they are crippling the way you live your life?

Contact Derm.ca Laser And Esthetics today to Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today with one of our medical trained stretch mark specialists.

Our team will perform an assessment and help you explore the benefits of our stretch mark treatments.

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