Everything you need to know about stretch mark removal

Posted on 05 Mar, 2010

Stretch marks are a constant cause of concern for those who suffer from them. Stretch marks can make you feel self-conscious and you may suffer from diminished self-esteem. Generally, the term stretch marks refer to a form of skin scarring. They can occur due to bodybuilding, puberty, obesity, pregnancy and rapid weight loss or gain. Stretch marks are formed when the dermis stretches more than it can tolerate. Thanks to laser stretch mark removal therapy, these scars can be removed easily.

There are two popular methods for stretch mark removal and they are:

• Stretch mark removal creams
• Laser stretch mark removal therapy

People spend a lot of money on stretch mark creams, but these are not as effective as laser stretch mark removal treatment. Stretch mark creams can fade the scars but won’t get rid of them completely.

The latter method is more convenient for getting rid of stretch marks. In this procedure, a beam of light is used to penetrate the dermis and disrupt the scar tissue particles. The tissue then breaks up and finally disappears. As the old tissue has been removed from the area, new skin tissues and collagen will develop and the healing process will start immediately. Though laser stretch mark removal is a costly procedure, it is worth investing in to deliver the best results.