Laser stretch marks removal treatment – how it works

Posted on 05 Oct, 2010

The development of technology has made it easier for men and women to get rid of unwanted marks and scars on the body. Stretch marks are one such type of unwanted marks found on different parts of the body like the hips, arms, thighs, abdomen, and so on. These are often caused due to various reasons like:

• Pregnancy
• Sudden weight gain or loss
• Rapid muscle growth

You can find many creams and gels on the market as remedies for stretch marks but none are as effective as laser stretch mark removal treatment.

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks are results of sudden or unexpected changes in the body. Due to these bodily changes, the lower layers of skin, i.e. the dermis, stretch more than they can bear. There are connective fibres in these layers of skin which break due to the disruption caused by the dermis in the formation of collagen. This leads to stretch marks.

How does laser treatment work on stretch marks?

Laser treatment passes a beam of intense light through the outer layers of skin and the dermis. This light works beneath the surface of the skin without damaging the upper layer. The beam of the laser helps stimulate collagen growth. Laser treatment heals the affected area by forming new collagen on the skin. This collagen hides the stretch marks by making them thinner and finer.


The effectiveness of laser stretch mark removal treatment depends on the intensity of the marks. However, the treatment has an excellent success rate and can give your confidence a real boost by removing these troublesome scars.