Post-Pregnancy Stretch Marks: What You Need To Know

Posted on 21 Sep, 2016

Post-pregnancy stretch marks are something that women have come to expect from having a baby. Your body is subject to a lot of change throughout pregnancy, and stretch marks are just one part of the battle; whilst many women are often proud of these marks, showing how far they have come and with a little bundle of joy to show off to the world following the birth, they might be the last thing on your mind. But for many, these stretch marks cause self-confidence issues, that have the potential to lead to depression, amongst other problems.

At The Laser Treatment Clinic, we understand the body issues women face post-pregnancy and know that when it comes to stretch marks, the effort a lot of women go through to minimise their appearance.

What Are Stretch Marks?

Throughout pregnancy, your body will rapidly gain weight, especially around the stomach, thighs and breasts, leading to the skin stretching. Stretch marks appear due to the skin’s layers tearing and losing its elasticity, a lot of the reasons behind whether you get them during pregnancy will depend on genetics! As well as this, it’s a good idea to watch your weight, and speak to your GP if you are worried about the amount of weight gained throughout pregnancy – they will speak to you about your dietary requirements and can offer advice on how you can maintain a healthy weight.

The good news is that post-pregnancy stretch marks will often fade of their own accord, usually to a silvery, grey colour that is easier to conceal. But for some women, this is still an issue, and they want to minimise the stretch marks appearance across the body is prevalent.

How Laser Treatment Works For Post-Pregnancy Stretch Marks

It’s a common misconception that post-pregnancy stretch marks are easy to prevent and treat, with the use of moisturisers available from most supermarkets and pharmacies. Whilst it is certainly beneficial for you to use these throughout pregnancy to maintain the firmness and subtlety of your skin, it’s important to understand that these will not completely rid the body of stretch marks, these will only work to minimise their overall appearance.

Laser treatment works to rejuvenate the skin’s collagen, encouraging skin cell regrowth and effectively creating a new layer of skin that will allow the stretch marks to eventually disappear. The Laser Treatment Clinic’s exclusive Marine Boost Treatment removes the affected superficial layers, working to reveal clear skin below.