Fighting the Dreaded Stretch Mark: Laser Removal Techniques

removing Stretch Marks

There are a lot of things about your body that you can change. Don’t like the extra hair you have? There are ways to get rid of it. Not happy with the weight you’ve gained? There are a number of programs that can help you to lose it. But getting rid of some problems seems almost impossible. Stretch marks are one of those problems. Stretch marks are actually a form of your skin scarring. It usually happens when you gain or lose weight, for example during pregnancy, when you’re bodybuilding or during puberty. This scarring occurs when the middle layer of the skin, the dermis, is stretched more than it can handle. This layer of skin helps to maintain the elasticity and shape of your skin, but when the skin is stretched more than your body can handle, stretch marks occur.

Understanding Stretch Marks

Why does one person have more stretch marks than another? It’s genetic. Some people are genetically predispositioned to have more stretch marks than others. For example, if your mother has stretch marks, the chances are good that you’re going to experience them at some point as well. Puberty can often result in a number of stretch marks. This is because the body is growing so fast, the skin can’t keep up with the rate of growth. The same occurs with bodybuilding. When someone develops a great deal of muscle mass quickly and stretches the skin beyond what it designed to handle, stretch marks are likely to occur.  Your skin tone has a lot to do with it, too. If you have darker skin, you’re less likely to deal with stretch marks.

Removing Stretch Marks

Unfortunately, stretch marks are tough to erase. Many people flock to the various creams that claim to target stretch marks. Unfortunately, they don’t actually eliminate them. Instead, they help to fade them, helping to blend the colours of your skin rather than actually getting rid of the stretch mark itself.

Plastic surgery is also an option, and can be a very good one for total removal of stretch marks. You’ve likely heard of a tummy tuck. This type of surgery tightens the muscles in the abdomen in order to remove excess skin, which then rids the body of any stretch marks that you may have underneath your naval. A tummy tuck, however, is a fairly expensive procedure, and the downtime is nothing short of incredible. For most people, it’s unthinkable just to eliminate those stretch marks.

Laser stretch mark removal is likely your best option. During this procedure, a targeted beam of light removes layers of skin around the stretch marks. That helps to disrupt the molecular bonds inside the skin tissue. This process is called ablation and can be extremely successful, after a number of treatments, in fully removing your stretch marks.

No one wants to deal with a stretch mark. Laser removal is the single best way to get them off your body in less time than you ever imagined.

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