Stretch marks in a woman can be due to pregnancy while men usually suffer from stretch marks due to obesity or old age. The stomach, arms, legs and thighs are some of the common areas where stretch marks usually occur.
What causes stretch marks?
The skin is made of two layers – the dermis and epidermis. The outer surface is called the epidermis and the inner layer that supports the epidermis is called the dermis. This is a deep pink layer that gives the skin elasticity. The dermis makes it possible for the skin to move, stretch and return to its normal shape. However, if the dermis expands too fast or too much during stretching, it can rupture, split or break. This results in a wide depressed scar, also known as a stretch mark.
Treatment available for stretch marks
Fortunately, there are stretch mark removal treatments available. These range from laser treatments to various home remedies. If you want to get rid of your stretch marks quickly, you should opt for laser treatment. Laser stretch marks removal is a tried and tested surgery and requires only 5-6 sittings.
Laser stretch marks removal is usually painless with notable results. It is because of this that it is gaining popularity.