How can laser surgery help you get rid of stretch marks?

Posted on 21 May, 2010

Anyone can experience stretch marks, which is also a form of scarring. There are many reasons why they occur but on average, they are typically caused by a rapid increase in weight.

When you rapidly gain weight, your skin is not able to stretch at the rate at which you gain that excessive weight. Some people have quite subtle stretch marks and one can hardly notice them but on others, these stretch marks seem very bothersome and can be discoloured. Your skin is quite elastic, but if your skin starts to grow faster than normal and you have rapid weight gain, stretch marks can appear.

Fortunately, there are various ways to treat these stretch marks. One such way is laser stretch mark removal surgery. The procedure is quite a simple one. The basic manner in which this works is that a laser is brought in contact with the marks on the skin. This disrupts the molecular bonds in the affected areas of the skin.

The surgery is an excellent way to get rid of stretch marks as it helps disintegrate the tissue and eliminates the marks without actually damaging your skin.

The procedure is not at all time consuming and you can resume your normal day-to-day activities immediately after your treatment. A new layer of skin will start to grow in the treated area and most people are completely healed in just a few days.