Unfortunately, nobody is safe from stretch marks. They can affect everyone, men and women included, regardless of who you are. They tend to appear during certain periods of development, usually during adolescence and pregnancy.
They can also appear, however, if someone gains or loses weight rapidly, or takes part in certain sports like weightlifting or bodybuilding. When muscle mass increases dramatically, sometimes the skin can’t keep up and stretch marks form.
While they are entirely natural and are not dangerous, they can be a pain, particularly if they appear on areas of the body that are difficult to cover up, or if they are extensive. They are usually a pink or purple colour when they first appear, although they will fade with time to a silvery pale colour.
This colour difference with the surrounding skin can make the marks rather noticeable, especially in the summer when undamaged skin tans. This can make trips to the beach or wearing summery clothes a cause for panic and can affect a person’s self-confidence.
In this case, there is no need to put up with the damaging effects on how you feel. A combination of microdermabrasion and laser stretch mark removal treatment can greatly increase the appearance of the marks and help you get back your body confidence.