Stretch marks appear on different parts of the body where the skin has been stretched rather suddenly. Most of the time, the reason behind the marks is weight gain, often as a result of pregnancy. They become visible in places like the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, breasts and buttocks. There is no health risk attached to the marks, but many people affected by them find them unsightly and find their confidence damaged.
When the marks are formed, collagen tissue breaks down because of the pressure that rapid weight gain puts of the skin causing deep red scarring. These scars fade to white over time. Many people are turning to laser treatments to erase their stretch marks.
Laser treatment to the rescue
Body lotions and oils can be effective at preventing stretch marks from appearing, but they have no effect on them once they have materialised. Laser treatment, on the other hand, can completely remove the scars. This treatment stimulates the growth of collagen tissue to fill the space left when the laser breaks down the scar tissue visible in the marks. There are no concomitant side-effects to the therapy.
Stretch mark removal can significantly boost your confidence when you find your scars hampering your personal body image.