The Best Treatments For Stretch Marks

The Best Treatments For Stretch Marks: How To Effectively Get Rid Of Them

Stretch marks are normally not noticeable and will usually fade with time.

If your stretch marks affect large areas of your body, and you are worried about how they will affect your appearance, there are quite a number of treatments for stretch marks available. However, there’ still some debate over the effectiveness of these treatments.


Camouflage (make up) can be purchased over-the-counter in pharmacies and may be used to treat small areas of stretch marks on the skin. Some treatment types are waterproof, meaning they can last for up to three days.

Lotions, Gels and Creams (Topical Treatments)

Manufacturers of topical treatments often claim that their products can get rid of stretch marks. These are essentially skin moisturisers that are available in pharmacies, health and beauty stores, and supermarkets.

It is recommended you use these products when stretch marks are still purple and red. However, it is very unlikely these treatments for stretch marks will prevent stretch marks from occurring, or make them fade away more faster than they would overtime alone.

Laser Resurfacing 

Laser resurfacing is among the most popular treatments for stretch marks in people who want rapid results. This treatment reduces skin irregularities and facial wrinkles, including acne scars and skin blemishes.

The treatment involves directing concentrated, short pulsating light beams at irregular skin, specifically removing layer by layer of skin. The procedure is also referred to as laser vaporisation, laser peel or laserbrasion. If you have wrinkles or fine lines around your mouth, forehead or on your eyes, non-responsive skin after facelift procedures or from acne, then you might be a suitable candidate for this skin procedure.

If you have dark skin or acne, then this procedure may not be ideal for you. If you are considering using laser resurfacing as treatment for stretch marks, speak with a dermatologist before you undergo the treatment.

Skin Needling 

This treatment helps in the body’s own stimulation of collagen production to reduce visible signs of wrinkles and fine lines, skin laxity, scarring and stretch marks like those caused by chicken pox or acne. The treatment has also proven successful at restoring hair among people with alopecia.

Skin needling is also medically known as Collagen Induction Therapy, and regarded a new innovation in the numerous treatment options that are available out there for skin rejuvenation.

Cosmetic Surgery 

An expensive option among treatments for stretch marks and rarely endorsed. If there are stretch marks on your stomach and a large area of loose skin, you may undergo a surgical operation called a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.

This treatment procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from your lower abdomen. It also removes stretch marks below the belly. Speak to your GP before undergoing this procedure.