When the skin is stretched quickly, it loses its elasticity, causing the connective fibres
to break. They are common in pregnancy, but they can also strike when someone either
gains or loses weight rapidly.
There really isn’t a quick or effective fix. The only thing you can do is let time take its
course. As time goes by, stretch marks lose their colour – while they can start off being
quite red, they will fade.
A combination of peels and laser treatments designed to diminish stretch marks works best.