Stretch marks can be associated with a period of very rapid growth (especially in adolescence) or with significant weight gain, especially in pregnancy. Initially, stretch marks have a purplish-red appearance, but they whiten over time, while the skin may appear flabby and atrophic due to a loss of collagen in this area. At Clinique D, we have several technologies for restoring the skin’s normal appearance in areas with stretch marks. The redness of stretch marks can be reduced with a pulsed dye laser. White and atrophic stretch marks can be treated with ablative radiofrequency, which will stimulate collagen and restore support to the flaccid area. These treatments are safe and effective for improving skin texture, colour and tone.