Stretch mark creams, lotions gels and oils, though popular can be frustrating to use, as they cause little or no visible results.  Having stretch marks in exposed areas can be so embarrassing, in fact, nothing seems to work to get rid of your stretch marks.

It’s time to consider laser treatment for stretch mark. While there is no guarantee of total removal, it can cause these stretch marks to fade considerably.

What are stretch marks anyway?

Stretch marks are actually scars that form when your skin enlarges or shrinks rapidly. Stretch marks, also called “striae”, look like streaks on the skin and typically appear on the breasts, abdomen, upper arm, buttocks, hips and thighs. They can appear red, purple, pink or brown. They are more common in pregnant women, or those who experience rapid weight gain.

How can Lasers Help?

In laser stretch mark removal, concentrated rays of light are directed at the stretch marks to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which helps the scars to heal and fade. Laser treatments are considered skin resurfacing treatments, it basically removes the outer layer of skin, leaving newer, smoother skin.

If you have a darker skin tone, then you should consider an alternative treatment to avoid hyperpigmentation, or dark spots on the skin.

It is also important to know that laser stretch marks treatment, multiple sessions will be scheduled to achieve the maximum results. The number of sessions you will need depends on the severity of your stretch marks and the type of laser being used.