Stretch Marks Treatment & Removal
Stretch marks are caused when the skin experiences rapid growth. This stretches the skin which then pulls on the collagen in the dermis. When the skin grows back, it’s not supported by the same collagen structure underneath, giving it that stretch mark appearance. This can have a significant impact on your self-esteem, which is why many seek help in reducing their marks.
What Areas Can Be Helped?
Stretch marks can appear nearly anywhere on the body, but the most common places include the tummy, back, thighs, buttocks and arms. All of these areas can benefit from treatment. However, there is no way to completely remove stretch marks altogether. Any stretch marks treatment will simply reduce the appearance of the marks, making them more faded and therefore, less visible.
Ideal Stretch Marks Treatment Methods
There are many methods believed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Some of the most effective stretch marks removal options are as follows:
Laser treatments are used to penetrate into the skin’s surface, using powerful beams of light to rejuvenate the skin. The strength of the laser can vary depending on how severe the problem is and the patient’s desired results. It takes around 30 minutes to 2 hours, the difference being what area is being treated and the type of laser used.
This procedure involves using a special tool with tiny needles to create mini punctures in the skin’s surface. This can trigger the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the production of collagen which helps against scars and stretch marks. It improves the skin’s elasticity, and therefore the overall appearance in the area of concern. It may take more than one session to achieve the patient’s desired results.