Stretch marks appear when your skin is stretched too far or too fast, such as during pregnancy, puberty, obesity or sudden weight gain or weight loss. Human skin is generally fairly elastic, but it sustains stress to a certain level. When stretched or pulled beyond that limit or when pulled and released quickly, connective tissues in the skin break up, disrupting the normal collagen production in your skin. As a result it does not regain its original shape, leading to formation of stretch marks on skin.
Millions of people around the world have stretch marks. People get them irrespective of age, gender, race or ethnicity. They are also associated with bodybuilding and other strenuous physical activities. Furthermore, some skin types are also more prone to developing stretch marks than others.
For some patients these marks are quite unnoticeable while for others they may be visible as raised red or white lines. Stretch marks mostly appear on the arms, breasts, stomach, thighs, hips and butt. For many these unsightly lines comprise an unfortunate fact of life. However, just because stretch marks are quite common doesn’t mean that you have to live with them.
Advances in technology have made it possible to effectively eliminate these nasty marks or at least improve their appearance. There are a number of topical creams and serums available that help remove stretch marks and other scars, but they need a lot of time and patience to deliver.
If you are seeking a quick solution for pregnancy marks, laser stretch mark removal may be an option worth considering. Laser stretch mark removal is a fast, easy and safe way of eliminating these unsightly lines to help you regain the natural-looking smooth and clear skin that you may have been dreaming of lately.
A latest laser technique known as Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing is used to treat stretch marks. Energy transmitted by the fractionated laser beams break down the scar tissues generating new healthy tissues. The outcome is a smoother and clearer skin, more even in texture and lighter in color.
Benefits of laser stretch mark removal:
• A safe and resulted oriented procedure that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for stretch mark removal
• A non-invasive treatment that does not involve even a single incision or a needle prick
• Visible improvement in the appearance of stretch marks after the initial session
• A lunch time procedure with virtually no downtime – the individual can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure
• Improved self esteem due to reduced appearance of these unsightly lines