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Stretch marks appear as darkened patches of skin, and may be quite unsightly, causing self-consciousness and a lowered self-image. At Total Glow, we have created several excellent solutions for combatting stretch marks so you can start feeling good about your appearance again and showing your body off in public, at the beach or in the bedroom without a second thought.

What are stretch marks?

When our connective tissue goes through a rapid stretching process, such as during childbirth, puberty, or a period of weight loss or weight gain, that is when stretch marks form. Within a stretch mark, the collagen fibers have ruptured, and the blood vessels are now showing through, giving the stretch mark its red or purple tint.

Stretch marks are common in the following patient groups:

  • Family history of stretch marks
  • Have undergone a pregnancy
  • Going through puberty
  • Have undergo rapid weight loss or weight gain
  • Are using corticosteroid medications
  • Have undergone breast augmentation
  • Suffer from Cushing’s Syndrome or other genetic condition
Stretch Marks

What are the best Total Glow treatments for stretch marks?


Through multiple micro injuries with ultra fine needles, the skin is prompted to produce collagen, a protein that promotes skin suppleness, hydration and a firm, youthful tone. Microneedling is an excellent option for reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

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Chemical peels

Chemical peels can help exfoliate the outer layer of damaged skin, while stimulating collagen and elastin regrowth. Once this outer layer is removed, stretch marks may appear less noticeable.

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CO2 fractional laser

Laser pulses penetrate the skin to cause a healing response, generating new stores of collagen and elastin which can heal stretch marks from the inside out. Skin will appear more radiant and youthful, fading the red patches where stretch marks used to be.

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Clear & Brilliant

With Clear & Brilliant, millions of microscopic energy beams pierce through the skin to stimulate collagen renewal, while beautifully preserving the healthy skin cells in the process. Two different wavelengths are used to diversify your results.

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Our Office The Total Glow Difference

When you come to Total Glow for treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher Kochman, our founder and Sherpa, has implemented every measure to ensure each step of your journey is met with complete attention to detail.

Terrie trains every provider in the practice for months before allowing them to treat patients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each patient as comfortable as possible.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Updated March 22, 2020

To our Patients and Clients,

For the safety and protection of our patients, clients and Team, we made the decision to immediately suspend all services and appointments temporarily on Tuesday, March 17 per the Shelter in Place order. Total Glow has and always will be guided by our commitment to your well-being and that of our Team and Community.

We continue to monitor the situation daily. Meanwhile, our administrative Team and I are working remotely to continue to provide you with responsive service during our business hours via text, phone or email. We are here to help with rescheduling appointments, product orders and updates.

Thank you and know we are very appreciative of your continued support of our practice. Please take good care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

~Terrie and your Team at Total Glow

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