or stretch marks commonly appear due to extensive skin contraction and/or increased
glucocorticoid production in puberty, pregnancy, Cushing’s syndrome, exogenous
steroid use, and with excessive exercise. Although complete disappearance of
stretch marks has been observed, less visible appearance of the scar or stretch
mark is a more realistic expectation and result. There are laser treatments
available that can help lessen the appearance of stretch marks. Darker skinned
individuals may require more treatment sessions. I would recommend that you
make an appointment for a consultation with a dermatologist to determine
if you are a candidate.
Stretch marks are a problem.
They are from rupture of the deep skin layers.
- laser treatment can fade red stretch marks,
- some lasers can shrink them,
- tretinoin (retin a) applied for 5 months will shrink them,
- and if the skin is stretched and needs to be removed, the stretch marks come with them.