Has weight loss left you with stretch marks?

Posted on 13 Jan, 2012

When you lose weight, your skin can leave behind ugly red or purple marks that compromise your new-found confidence in your body. Skin is naturally elastic, but when it is stretched beyond its capacity the dermal layer can tear.

Your body’s healing mechanism repairs the damage, but the replacement tissue differs from the surrounding skin tissue. Stretch marks have a different texture from normal healthy skin and although the redness can fade over time, they usually remain silvery rather than taking on the same colour of your undamaged skin.

Stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body, although they commonly affect the stomach, arms, breasts and thighs. This can make wearing certain clothes difficult, and although make-up can be used to camouflage the marks, this can be time-consuming and unpractical.

Stretch mark removal using microdermabrasion and laser treatments offers an alternative, permanent solution that can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin. The damaged layers of skin are gently and uniformly removed, revealing healthy skin. The laser stimulates collagen production and the growth of healthy new skin cells.

This treatment can help you to feel the full benefits of your weight loss and to discover new confidence in your appearance.