Stretch marks are a common occurrence in many peoples’ lives, although the majority of people would do anything to get rid of them. Stretch marks commonly during and after pregnancy, and after rapid weight gain or weight loss. They are usually most prevalent on the stomach, arms and thighs.

What causes stretch marks?

The skin on the body has an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface is called the epidermis and the inner layer, which supports the epidermis, is called dermis. This is a deep pink layer that gives the skin elasticity. This makes it possible for the skin to move, stretch and return to its normal shape. However, if the dermis expands too quickly it can rupture, split or break. This results in a scar, also known as the stretch mark.

Stretch mark removal treatments

The good news is that there are various effective stretch mark removal treatments. These range from laser treatments to various home remedies. Laser treatment is by far the fastest working stretch mark removal treatment, and just five to six sittings can bring great results.

Laser stretch mark removal treatments are quick and relatively painless, which makes it a very attractive option.