March 5, 2010 Beverly Hills, CA — Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, California treats celebrities all the time. “I see a lot of models and actresses in my practice and stretch mark removal is one of their biggest concerns. And for more of them than you might imagine, ” states Doctor Ourian.
Stretch marks are a condition that affect men and women alike. Stretch marks are the result of the dermis becoming stretched due to sudden weight gain or weight loss. Stretch marks during pregnancy are very common. Stretch marks can show up almost anywhere on the body including the stomach, breasts, upper arms and more.
Hollywood celebrities are always looking for the latest and greatest cosmetic treatments. At one Beverly Hills clinic they can find the newest way to treat their stretch marks.
While not physically painful, stretch marks can exact an emotional toll. Sufferers can expend an enormous amount of energy hiding their stretch marks. This includes wearing pants instead of shorts to cover up stretch marks on the thighs or wearing one piece bathing suits instead of bikinis to the beach or pool to cover up stretch marks on the stomach and flanks.
“If you’re in the public eye every flaw is magnified, ” says Dr. Ourian. “There are paparazzi everywhere they go who profit from taking unflattering photos, we’ve all seen them. No one is immune these days. In particular, female celebrities face enormous pressure to look a certain way and some of them come to me for stretch mark treatment.”
“Stretch marks don’t discriminate, ” continues Dr. Ourian. “If you get pregnant you’re prone to getting stretch marks; even if you are a celebrity. New moms such as Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie and Gwen Stefani may have stretch marks from pregnancy. Unfortunately no one is immune, though genetics and the amount of weight gain play a large role in the severity of the stretch marks.”
“I just typed ‘celebrity stretch marks’ into Google, ” Doctor Ourian continues, “and there are uncomplimentary photos of Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford and Britney Spears. And that’s just the first page of results!”
Doctor Ourian goes on to explain what he believes to be the most effective way to treat stretch marks. “I developed the CoolBeam treatment specifically to treat both red and white stretch marks. In my opinion it achieves better results than other lasers and modalities.”
Dr. Ourian’s patients report little, if any pain with their CoolBeam treatments. A topical anesthetic cream is sometimes applies to lessen any potential discomfort for particularly sensitive patients.
Stretch mark before and after photos are available on our gallery pages. Epione offers private consultations for anyone interested in stretch mark removal. During this consultation prospective clients will learn all they need to about stretch mark removal cost.