Although they aren’t the only ones affected, stretch marks most commonly affect pregnant women.
When you are pregnant, your weight generally increases, and it does so in a relatively short time. During this weight gain, the dermis (the middle layer of the skin, responsible for helping the skin retain its shape) stretches and becomes less elastic. This can cause the small connective fibres to break, resulting in stretch marks.
It is important to note that stretch marks aren’t damaging to your health and they will fade over time, although they won’t completely disappear. However, they can be damaging to your self-confidence, especially if you are trying to regain your figure after having a baby.
Laser treatment is one of the best and least invasive ways to remove stretch marks after pregnancy. It works on stretch marks on areas all over the body, including the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, breasts and upper arms.
When combined with microdermabrasion and laser therapy, laser treatment deeply exfoliates the skin to improve the appearance of stretch marks and renews the skin. The aim of the treatment is to boost elasticity in the skin and give you clearer, rejuvenated skin after pregnancy.
It is very important to talk to a laser treatment specialist if you are considering getting treatment for stretch marks. This is because as the type and duration of treatment will depend on how old the stretch marks are and other details specific to you and your skin.