What are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are the result of damaged elastin within the dermis layer of the skin. They are entirely harmless, but can look unpleasant and are notoriously difficult to treat.

Stretch marks appear especially with someone gains and then loses weight in a relatively short space of time. They are often associated with pregnant women, body builders and obese or overweight people who have successfully lost a lot of weight.

During the weight gain, the skin is stretched relatively quickly causing damage to the elastin. Stretch marks may initially look red or purplish and quite angry. This can fade over time to a white line. They also usually have quite a marked depression or groove in the surface of the skin.

Stretch Mark Treatment

Treatment of stretch marks is quite challenging. While moisturising can make the skin softer, it generally does very little to restore the appearance of the stretch marks themselves.

Dermaroller micro-needling treatments offer a new solution for skincare practitioners.

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