Ways To Remove Or Improve Stretch Marks

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get rid of stretchmarks fastStretch marks are a form of scarring with an intense color while still new, and as time passes, it turns whitish and less visible, but will not disappear completely.

Causes of Stretch marks

Many studies show that stretch marks are more prevalent among women than are in men, and usually appears after giving birth. This is due to the excessive stretching of the skin, which in most cases it cannot handle, and this leads to the appearance of stretch marks. Hormonal changes may also contribute to its appearance.

If the skin could not bounce back if its been stretched a lot due to rapid weight gain, weight loss or pregnancy, then stretch marks will most likely appear. Stretch marks often start off as reddish or purplish in color, and in time will become silver or white. It is also genetic, meaning that if your mother has it, you will most likely have it as well. It occurs commonly in the areas of abdomen, hips, thighs, and sometimes around the area of triceps.

Stretch marks occur in the middle layer of the skin called the dermis. The dermis allows the skin to retain its shape, and when constantly stretched or forced, the dermis might break and lead to scarring.

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Stretch Mark Treatments

There are many methods available being performed in order to eliminate stretch marks, or simply improve its appearance, including dermabrasion, laser treatments and prescription retinoids. Many manufacturers of cosmetic and dermatology products claim that they produce the best creams to eliminate stretch marks, though there are no strong enough evidence to prove their claims.

Studies have been made in order to see, or prove the effectiveness of pulsed dye laser treatment for the removal of stretch marks, and the study showed that together with radio frequency, this type of laser treatment gave a good to very good improvement in stretch marks.

Another procedure to remove stretch marks is the tummy tuck, only that it is limited to stretch marks located in the lower abdominal area. This method requires the removal of skin in the lower abdominal area where stretch marks most likely occur.

Stretch marks have been tremendously bothersome for many women, but some live to ignore them, and others may seem to have serious cases of stretch marks, but fear not, because aside from the treatments mentioned above, there are many other various ways of treating your stretch marks.