Is it safe to undergo laser stretch mark removal straight after pregnancy?

Posted on 23 Aug, 2012

By far the most common sufferers of stretch marks are women who have just been through pregnancy.

In the nine months of pregnancy, the skin, which is usually very flexible and supple, can be stretched to its limit as the pregnant woman gains weight and the baby grows. This can cause tiny connective tissues to break in the middle layer of the skin, forming stretch marks which are visible from the surface of the skin but are actually formed deeper down.

As they form so deep under the skin, stretch marks can be very difficult to get rid of completely and permanently. Luckily, laser treatment can be used along with microdermabrasion and ultrasound therapy to remove stretch marks and offer a long-term improvement in the appearance of the skin.

After pregnancy, you may be desperate to use laser treatment to get rid of your stretch marks. However, it is advisable to give your body time to recover from childbirth, as well as giving yourself time to start gradually losing your baby weight. The appearance of your stretch marks may improve as the weight drops off.

You should speak to your doctor to find out how long you should wait before undergoing laser treatment for stretch marks after giving birth.