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Ways To Remove Stretch Marks Using Medical Methods

Updated on July 30, 2009

If you are searching for a radical way to improve the look of your skin you may want to look at ways to remove stretch marks using medical methods.

Stretch marks can look ugly and make a person feel very uncomfortable and unhappy with their physical appearance. Areas of the body that can be affected by stretch marks are around the breasts, thighs, upper arms and stomach.

Stretch marks happen because the skin stretches at a much quicker speed than it is prepared for. The tissue area tears under the pressure of the extra weight and ends up leaving unsightly scars.

When you know what causes stretch marks to appear on the body, you can look at ways to fix the problem. You may opt to look at ways to remove stretch marks using natural methods but if you feel that this is not adequate enough, you could consider a medical procedure.

Stretch marks can be removed using medical procedures
Stretch marks can be removed using medical procedures

Here are a few options to think about.

  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Laser treatment
  • Micro dermabrasion
  • Chemical peel

Cosmetic Surgery

This is a drastic solution to the removal of stretch marks but it does work. This option is for people who have stretch marks on their abdominal area. In essence you will go through a tummy tuck operation, where the surgeon will remove the affected skin area from your body.

This is a guaranteed way to fix the problem. It can be painful and quite costly but essentially effective.

Laser Treatment

Cosmetic laser treatment to remove stretch marks involves a surgeon using a laser to stimulate new collagen growth in order to fill in the stretch mark and improve its appearance. As the energy of the laser gets absorbed into the skin, new collagen is produced due to the stimulation and once it gets thicker, it can balance out the appearance of the stretched skin.

Pregnancy and childbirth can cause stretch marks
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause stretch marks

Micro Dermabrasion

This procedure involves scraping the top layer of your skin. Medical equipment similar to the texture of sandpaper is used for the process. The treated area of skin gets stimulated and encouraged to produce new collagen, which, like the above procedure, will help balance out the look of your stretch marks.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel will help to stimulate the generation of new skin cells, which will naturally improve the look of your stretch mark scars. The procedure involves applying a chemical solution to the problem area and leaving it on for a certain period of time to allow the chemicals to melt away the upper skin layer. The process does not take long to do but the recovery period will vary from person to person.

If you decide that you do want to use one of these ways to remove stretch marks using medical methods be absolutely certain that you know what is involved. Get as much information as you can prior making an appointment. The cost can be considerable but if you know what to expect you could be stretch mark free in no time and end up feeling like a brand new person.


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    alhub 8 years ago

    Very interesting hub,laser treatment i think is one of the best options,thanks for sharing