People may want to treat their stretch marks for cosmetic reasons, but they are completely normal — roughly 80 percent of Americans have them. They aren’t dangerous at all, but they can be unsightly, leading many people to do whatever they can to get rid of them. Interventions with topical creams and lotions can minimize the scars, but laser procedures may be some of the most effective stretch mark treatments. 


If you are looking to completely get rid of your stretch marks, you may be slightly disappointed to find out there is little you can do to completely remove stretch marks, but there are methods available to greatly minimize their appearance. Because the cause of stretch marks is literally tearing deep beneath the skin, there is no tried-and-true cure. It is not possible to 100 percent get rid of your stretch marks, but again, there are steps you can take to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. 


Stretch marks can be prevented, but more often than not, they are a side-effect of being human! Some preventative treatments include: avoiding rapid weight gain, using topical steroids as directed, moisturizing three times a day, using cocoa butter and shea butter, using retinol or glycolic creams, and even using skin tone-colored tattoo ink to fill them in!

At Colorado Skin Surgery and Dermatology, we believe in providing the most effective treatments to help you feel confident and happy in the skin you’re in. Our physicians will work closely with you to create a singular treatment plan that is going to provide you with the most positive outcomes. Do not hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment — we look forward to working with you. Book online with us today.