Stretch marks typically appear as bands of parallel lines on your skin. These lines are a different color and texture than your normal skin, and they range from purple to bright pink to light gray. When you touch stretch marks with your fingers, you might feel a slight ridge or indentation on your skin. Sometimes, stretch marks feel itchy or sore.
These lines commonly appear during or after pregnancy or after a sudden change in your weight. They also tend to occur in adolescents who are rapidly growing.
Microdermabrasion is a popular technique used in the treatment of several skin problems.This treatment involves a device that blows crystals onto the skin, “polishing” the skin’s surface while a vacuum tube removes both the crystals and skin cells. The top layer of the skin is gently removed, stimulating growth of new elastic skin
The use of lasers to diminish the appearance of stretch marks or in combination with other treatments can provide safe and effective reduction in the appearance of both red (early-onset) and white (late-stage) stretch marks. Many laser therapies require special measures for darker skin types as altered pigmentation can be more challenging in dark skin.
Laser therapies work by using wavelengths of light to stimulate growth of collagen, elastin or melanin production in the skin.