Some basic information on laser stretch mark removal

Posted on 08 Apr, 2010

Stretch marks are a common issue that many people have to deal with during their lifetime. Stretch marks are generally streaks of scar tissue or vivid pink stripes found at different parts of the body. Stretch marks are also known as striae gravidarum because of their association with pregnancy. They can also occur during puberty and due to periods of rapid weight gain or weight loss.

Most people try different creams and lotions to remove stretch marks but none of them is as effective as laser stretch mark removal.

Stretch marks are commonly found on the thighs, bottom, breasts, hips and stomach. For those who are particularly affected by stretch marks in terms of body image and confidence, laser stretch mark removal treatment is a blessing.

When stretch marks first appear on the body, they range from a pinkish hue to red and even maroon. With time, stretch marks eventually fade to white scarring. Laser stretch mark treatment helps to remove all types of stretch marks. It is advisable to undergo the treatment procedure when stretch marks first appear to have the most success.

Laser stretch mark removal is a wise investment. It is a painless procedure and the patient does not have to undergo anaesthetics. Generally, laser stretch mark removal treatment lasts for 15 to 60 minutes and depending on the severity of the scarring, it may take a number of sessions.