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Chemical Peels For Stretch Marks: What You Should Know – December 2023

Updated: August 25, 2022

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Stretch marks can be both embarrassing and frustrating. If you have them, you are not alone – many people deal with this issue. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of chemical peels for stretch marks and whether it is a good treatment option for stretch marks.

What are stretch marks and what causes them to form?

Stretch marks are markings that commonly occur on the skin during periods of rapid growth or weight gain/loss. When the skin stretches too quickly, the collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis break down and leave behind stretch marks. Although they are more common in women, men can also get them. Stretch marks can occur on any part of the body, but they are most common in areas where there is more fat such as the stomach, thighs, breasts, and buttocks.

How do chemical peels help to get rid of stretch marks?

Chemical peels help to get rid of stretch marks by removing the top layers of skin. This process exfoliates through the top layers of skin and also stimulates new skin cell growth and collagen production, which helps to improve the appearance of stretch marks. Stretch marks can be difficult to get rid of completely, but chemical peels can help to make them less visible. Depending on the severity of the stretch marks, a series of deep depth peels is usually required for best results.

What are the side effects of chemical peels for stretch marks ?

The side effects of chemical peels depend on the depth of the peel. Light peels generally have minimal to no side effects, whereas medium and deep peels may cause temporary redness, swelling, and potential for changes in skin color.

How much does a chemical peel for stretch marks cost, and is it worth the investment?

The cost of a chemical peel depends on the depth of the peel and the number of sessions required. Light peels typically cost between $150 and $300 per session, whereas medium and deep peels can cost up to $600 per session. Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to get a chemical peel for stretch marks is a personal one. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your stretch marks and are looking for a way to improve their appearance, then a chemical peel may be worth the investment.


Chemical peels can be an effective treatment option for stretch marks, although many treatments may be required for desired results. If you are considering a chemical peel, be sure to discuss the risks and benefits with your skincare provider to see if it is the right option for you.

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Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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