Pregnant women face the problem of stretch marks after their pregnancy. These unpleasant marks on the body can be quite worrisome and upsetting. People who are into bodybuilding exercises are also prone to stretch marks on their body.
In short, anyone who has undergone sudden weight gain may face the problem of stretch marks. Even though we may try our best to maintain our body by following a healthy diet, the effects of hormonal changes always surpass our efforts and lead to unpleasant changes in the body.
How are stretch marks formed?
Stretch marks are formed when the centre layer of the skin is stretched beyond its limits. The dermis usually balances flexibility and contour of the skin. When you experience sudden weight gain it can lead to the breakage of the connective fibres of the skin. This leads to a disturbance in the production of collagen eventually scarring the skin.
People rely on various lotions and creams to get rid of their stretch marks. Some of them are also marginally effective in improving the skin texture by making the stretch marks less conspicuous or help to prevent them. Though people continue to use lotions and creams, they are not effective in the long run.
Does laser stretch mark treatment work?
The arrival of laser technology for stretch mark removal has been well received by patients worldwide. However, the success of any laser treatment is individual specific. The results may differ as per the type of the laser used, the severity of the scar as well as the skin condition.
Laser treatment targets the lower layers of the skin. It does not affect the uppermost layer. Lasers are used to fuel the production of new collagen which boosts the elasticity of the skin. This leads to the disappearance of prominent stretch marks.