Stretch Marks Reduction
What are stretch marks?
The skin is the body’s largest organ and has a remarkable ability to expand and contract. Usually, supporting tissues get damaged if they stretch too far or too quickly. And, rapid expanding of the skin can lead to stretch marks. Stretch marks are mostly found in women, who have undergone pregnancy or in men and women, who have gained or lost a lot of weight quickly in a short span of time.
The most common areas that get stretch marks are:
Causes include the following:
Around 50 to 90% of women who are pregnant witness stretch marks on their bodies during or after the birth.
Rapid growth in young people through puberty is also responsible for causing stretch marks.
Rapid Weight Gain:
One of the most common causes of stretch marks is putting on a lot of weight in a short span of time.
Certain medical conditions also cause stretch marks such as Cushing's syndrome and Marfan syndrome.
With the evolution of dermatology, laser therapies have been widely used to treat stretch marks and reduce their appearance on your skin.
Ablative and Nonablative Lasers CARBON DIOXIDE AND ERBIUM GLASS LASER ARE USED IN STRETCH MARKS. They improve and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is also used for treating stretch marks. This therapy is aimed at reviving the skin and increasing collagen production. In this therapy, PRP is taken from the person’s blood immediately before the procedure.
At the same time, there are a number of over-the-counter creams, oils, and topical skin products available to prevent or reduce stretch marks.
Popular ingredients that work well for stretch marks removal are cocoa butter, olive oil, and almond oil.
Apart from these, leading a healthy lifestyle in totality can prevent stretch marks and improve the skin’s overall health and appearance.
You must not leave the affected area open under the sun without any protection. Sunscreens are essential at any point in time.
Also, keep your skin hydrated and avoid gaining or losing weight suddenly.