How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks: 8 Treatment Options

Vitamin A (Retinoids)

Found in many over-the-counter topical cosmetic creams, retinoids, such as tretinoin, can make skin smoother and more youthful. While some studies suggest its efficacy in reducing stretch marks, more research is needed.

Hyaluronic Acid

Known for moisturizing and skin healing, hyaluronic acid is used in creams, lotions, and serums. Some research suggests it may improve skin elasticity and the appearance of stretch marks, though further studies are required.


Derived from the Centella asiatica herb, centella is used in scar treatments and to repair sensitive skin. Research suggests it may prevent stretch marks during pregnancy and improve their appearance, but more evidence is needed.

Sugar Scrubs

Sugar is used as a popular exfoliator to gently scrub away dead skin cells. While home remedies like sugar scrubs may help fade stretch marks, clinical evidence is limited. Mixing sugar with a softening agent like almond

Aloe Vera

Known for its skin-soothing and moisturizing properties, aloe vera may aid in skin healing. While clinical evidence for its efficacy in treating stretch marks is limited, applying pure aloe vera gel daily to stretch marks after showering

Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil has been shown to improve dry skin and aid in wound healing. While evidence for its efficacy in treating stretch marks is limited, gentle daily massage with coconut oil may help prevent stretch marks and is unlikely to cause harm.

Laser Therapy

Laser treatment delivers focused light to the skin, potentially increasing collagen production and fading stretch marks. Multiple sessions may be required for visible effects.


This procedure involves exfoliating the skin to gently scrub away dead skin cells. Using a handheld wand, a professional applies an abrasive substance to your skin to gently scrub away dead skin cells.