Stretch marks are suffering skin zones. They are appearing as a deep dermis rupture (between the epidermis and the hypodermis) following locally exerted tensions.

Those marks are characterized by linear dermis atrophy, well delimited and recovered by a wrinkled epidermis. 

Stretch marks are most often located on the abdomen, the breast, the buttocks, the upper part of thighs and the lumbosacral region. Those zones often have tensions exerted on them.   

Their color may vary from purple-red at their first apparition, which relates to an inflammatory period, to pearly white when they reach the scares stage.

Various treatments are offered depending on the level the stretch marks are at. It is primordial to be able to act as soon as they appear (during the “red” period) in order to be able to optimally treat them and thus reach their near disappearance.   

When they reach the healing stage, it will not be possible to make them completely disappear. However, treatments which enable to lessen them and improve the skin’s quality currently exist.

The different potential treatments are:

– The pulsed dye laser

– The fractional CO2 laser