Why stretch marks don’t have to affect your confidence

Posted on 09 Nov, 2011

Kerry Katona was recently reported as saying that her weight gain since appearing on Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year is causing her to struggle with her appearance. Her comments about her stretch marks reveal anxiety that they will prevent her from finding a partner in the future.

Many women find themselves in a similar position, particularly after having children. Stretch marks are the natural, if annoying, the result of rapid weight gain and do not disappear, although they do fade with time.

Luckily, there is a non-surgical procedure that can provide real and visible improvement to the afflicted skin. Stretch mark removal uses a combination of microdermabrasion, laser therapy and ultrasound treatment.

The microdermabrasion gently and uniformly removes the upper layers of the skin, revealing healthy new skin underneath. This also encourages the body’s natural healing process, producing new skin cells.

The laser is used next to stimulate the production of both skin cells and collagen, resulting in skin that has improved tone, texture and elasticity. While the procedure may result in some temporary redness and scabbing, it respects the biological structure of the skin.