How To Get Rid of Your Oldest Stretch Marks

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How To Get Rid of Your Oldest Stretch Marks

Stretch marks affect almost everyone. So what causes those unwanted marks and what’s the easiest way to get rid of them? We’ll explain everything you need to know below!

What Are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are signs of rapid growth across the body. The long, rippled marks, also know as stria, indicate your skin couldn’t stretch enough to keep up with the changes. Collagen influences elasticity in the skin. If your skin doesn’t have enough collagen to support growth, the marks will show up as the skin stretches. Stretch marks can appear as a result of weight gain, bodybuilding, pregnancy, surgery and more. They’re most common among women and a common side effect of pregnancy. The hormones produced during pregnancy may also weaken skin fibers to make room for the baby. Any part of your body that grows during pregnancy can produce stretch marks.

Why Do Stretch Marks Stick Around For So Long?

Stretch marks can fade over the years, but unfortunately, they’ll never disappear. They develop similarly as scar tissue. As they form, every layer of your skin is stretched beyond the limitations of the tissue, causing subtotal tearing. Fibroblasts, cells that produce collagen, rush to areas separated by tearing and begin to increase the thickness of the skin, focusing primarily on external layers. The patch of skin never fully returns to its original state before damage, and the stem cells and tissues are left damaged, missing, or both.

How To Prevent Stretch Marks

The easiest way to avoid stretch marks is to avoid anything that may result in rapid growth, such as weight gain. Maintaining a healthy diet and hydrating appropriately will also provide your skin with the nutrition it needs to stay healthy and soft. Stretch marks are more likely to develop on the dry skin, so a daily moisturizing routine is also essential if you want to avoid stretch marks.


Laser Stretch Mark Removal at The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge

Laser treatments are the most effective method for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. At The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge, we utilize a treatment tool that uses a microfine laser to target the deepest layers of your skin directly. Our process triggers the body’s natural healing process, and rebuilds damaged tissue using fresh collagen. Ready to say goodbye to stretch marks? Contact The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge today to schedule an initial consultation.