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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 September 22nd, 2020

Hello from Total Glow,

It's time to get your skin and whole body back on track and healthy, toned and glowing!


Total Glow MD is open per San Mateo County's guidelines.  We are providing all services including our expert skincare services with the exception of Hydrafacials and a few other facial treatments that are currently restricted. Our Wellness, body toning and muscle sculpting, injectables, IV's  and more are still available!   Try our new exclusive proprietary treatments for a jumpstart to get back that healthy glow.


We have implemented Covid-19 guidelines for our Team and for your health and safety that go beyond standard compliance.


Once you've secured your appointment, please follow our guidelines:

  1. Text or call upon arrival. Our large private parking lot is steps away from our entrance and exit doors. We will contact you and let you in as doors are kept locked.
  2. Masks and hand sanitation are required upon entering. Non-contact temperature check will be administered.
  3. COVID-19 forms are signed and health questionnaire completed
  4. We use hospital surgical suite grade UVC sterilization (not wands) for complete sterilization together with standard disinfectant protocols.
  5. Your Provider wears Shields and masks and is receiving health checks and temperature checks as well.
  6. Your Provider will escort you to a sterilized room without contact with other clients/patients
  7. You will be checked out for your service and product purchases in the treatment room rather than the front desk.
  8. We have a separate exit through our backdoor directly to the parking lot for your safety to ensure social distancing and no contact with anyone entering our facility.

Thank you for being on time as we stagger our appointments. We have added large breaks between our appointments as well for treatment room checkout, and product replenishment.  This also provides time to complete the surgical grade sterilization process after each and every appointment. 


With four Hydrafacial machines in our beautiful treatment rooms and medical suites for body and facial procedures as well numerous other modalities available, we will do our best to get you in promptly.


We hope to see you soon and help you get a total glow from head to toe!

COVID-19 protocols

Thank you so much for your support!

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