Stretch marks can affect people of all ages- men and women. Stretch marks most commonly start to develop when there is a sudden change in weight. Stretch marks are scars that form beneath the top layer of the skin. This scar tissue is often referred to as striae.
In time these stretch marks turn dark purple, before changing to a silver colour, and the skin often becomes harder and dryer than the surrounding skin.
Laser treatment for stretch mark removal
With the help of laser treatment, you can greatly reduce the appearance of stretch marks. During this procedure, the surgeon uses a laser to help to renew damaged skin.
In order to get the best results, several sessions of laser treatment have to be carried out, and one session can take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour.
Immediately after treatment, the treated area of skin may turn red. However, this should return to its original colour by the following day. After treatment, the area of skin may feel considerably smoother than before.
Laser treatment is a relatively quick and painless procedure, although some discomfort may be felt.
As laser treatment is so effective, it has become the stretch mark removal procedure of choice.