You\u2019ve backed away from that bikini, and a one piece has become your beach garment of choice. Whilst you\u2019re a proud mother of two, those post-pregnancy stripes are really becoming a problem. \u00a0Or maybe rapid weight fluctuation has bought you down a dress size, yet the marks on your thighs and stomach are making you think twice about purchasing that new outfit? The psychological effects of stretch marks can leave your confidence feeling knocked. What are they? Stretch marks or Striae as they are known, occur when the skin is not able to keep up with the rate at which the body is growing. The skin is stretched, usually as a result of pregnancy, weight loss or an adolescent growth spurt. This stretch causes the collagen to break down, leaving reddish purple streaks or stripes in the affected area. Considered deep tissue scarring, stretch marks go beyond the surface of the skin and although prevention may be impossible there are treatments available that can help diminish them. How can you treat stretch marks?\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 So what\u2019s the best thing for stretchmarks? While some creams may promise results, there are far more effective options available out there when it comes to removing unwanted scarring. We give our top recommendations on treatments that work: Fraxel Laser is one of the most powerful laser stretch mark treatments; it utilises pinpoint laser beams to help stimulate your skins natural healing process. Fraxel works on any area of the body and is effective regardless of how severe the stretch marks are. A quick procedure that requires no downtime, Carboxy Therapy is a safe, natural treatment for stretch marks. Carboxy Therapy involves small injections of C02 being administered to provide a rush of oxygen and nutrients to the affected area, prompting your cells to produce collagen and rejuvenate the skin. High Frequency Mesotherapy is definitely a treatment to consider; this effective microneedling procedure uses vitamin and hyaluronic acid injections to target beneath the skins surface, promoting the production of collagen and helping to reduce the appearance of pesky stretch marks. Another revolutionary treatment delivering amazing results is Microfirm. Combining the advanced microneedling technique with radiofrequency energy, Microfirm triggers the production of new collagen and promotes healthy new skin cells to replace the damaged ones. Getting rid of stretch marks can be tricky, however here at EF MEDISPA our highly experienced Treatment Coordinators will discuss all the available solutions in detail and present you with a bespoke treatment plan tailored to your needs. Book a complimentary consultation here or give us a call today.