Do Stretch Marks Go Away?

Nov. 12, 2021 5:17 pm | by Dr. M. Tahsini

Do Stretch Marks Go Away?

Stretch marks are an incredibly common bodily mark that affect the majority of adults all over the world. Many people find themselves self-conscious of the marks despite how highly common they are. This can lead to many looking for tips for stretch marks and how to go about removing stretch marks.


If you have been looking into tips for stretch marks, we’re here to help. Here is some of the most important information on stretch marks.


What Causes Stretch Marks?

While there are some things that can directly cause or worsen stretch marks, there’s no specific cause. It’s worth knowing that they are more common on women than they are on other genders. Still, everyone can get stretch marks regardless of their sex or gender.


As you might expect, things that cause your skin to stretch will also cause stretch marks. For example, rapidly gaining or losing weight will likely lead to stretch marks. More intense weight gain and loss will cause more noticeable stretch marks.


Another cause is pregnancy, especially at a young age. Rapidly growing, breast enlargement surgery, quick muscle gain, and other such growth can all cause stretch marks. Ultimately, though, you could engage with none of these things and still end up with stretch marks.


Do Stretch Marks Go Away?

The short answer is no. Naturally, stretch marks will not go away. However, there are many ways to deal with them to lessen, prevent, or surgically remove them.


Laser Removal

One way to remove stretch marks is with laser surgery. This works much the way that scar or tattoo removal would. Removing the outer layer of skin helps to restructure the skin below it.


During this procedure, weak lasers are used to encourage new growth. This will not get rid of stretch marks completely, as that would take outright skin removal and replacement. However, this is a great way to make them less noticeable and make them smoother, reducing their appearance.


Topicals and Skincare

Another common way to treat stretch marks is with topical lotions and skincare products. You may find success using lotions that are made to promote skin repair and collagen. This can help with your skin health and keep stretch marks from “worsening.”


Preventatively, this won’t do much to stop stretch marks from ever happening. This will be effective in repairing the damage that was done and hopefully stopping the marks from spreading or growing larger.


Embracing Stretch Marks


Stretch marks are a natural, beautiful thing that the vast majority of the world deals with. While there are ways to work on removing them or stopping them from worsening, do your best not to let them affect your mental state. They are not a sign of poor skin health, but if you are eager to get rid of them book a free consultation by simply sending a text message to (844) 759-6757



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