What are stomach stretch marks?
Stretch marks occur at any place on the body where there has been a rapid change to skin tension. Pregnancy or extreme weight gain can often cause stomach stretch marks.
Some people seem more prone to stretch marks and certain skin types show these marks more prominently. Stretch marks that have lost their pigment completely are unlikely to respond effectively to many treatments.
Most procedures can soften the outline of each stretch mark by dulling the border and removing some of the pigment. Red or pink stretch marks are more likely to be improved. Stretch marks are essentially a scar so treatments may reduce them but they will not disappear completely.
What can be done?
- Fraxel Dual 1550/1927
- Venus Viva
- SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel has had good success with lightening and softening stomach stretch marks, old and recent.
(Results vary by individual patient and results cannot be guaranteed)