Microdermabrasion is a popular technique used in the treatment of several skin problems, including stretch marks. The procedure can improve skin contour irregularities with significant improvement in early stretch marks. Microdermabrasion involves a device that blows crystals onto the skin, polishing the skin's surface while a vacuum tube removes both the crystals and skin cells. The top layer of the skin is gently removed, stimulating growth of new elastic skin. Ten to twenty sessions of microdermabrasion may be required to provide significant improvement in stretch marks.