How do You Get Rid of Strech Marks?

There are several ways to lighten the appearance of stretch marks but to get rid of them would require a medical procedure. Stretch marks are caused when the skin has been pushed past its ability to stretch (extreme weight gain) therefore causing tearing of the middle layer of skin (dermis) leaving behind a scar. There is a variety of products available that can help lessen the appearance of stretch marks but to completely get rid of them would require a medical procedure such as microdermabrasion, laser therapy, or cosmetic surgery.