So Long Stretch Marks
Stretch marks have got to be one of the worst nightmares for ladies and even some men. They usually occur when the skin’s shape changes rapidly. They may be due to pregnancy, rapid increase or decrease in weight hormones, weight lifting and growth spurts...
among others. Some of the most common places to spot the stretch marks include lower back, breasts, upper arms, abdominal areas, thighs and hips. To get rid of these ghastly marks some of the things that can be done include:
Start early- it is usually easier to get rid of them at the initial stages before they become too serious. Start treatment when they are brown, pink purple or red (according to the color of your skin) because if they turn silver or white you will have a more difficult task. To treat at the initial stages, look for a moisturizer that has cocoa butter as the main ingredient and massage the trouble spots at least 3or 4 times a day. This helps to hydrate the skin and makes it suppler.
Exfoliate the area with the stretch marks. A self tanner can also be used to reduce the appearance of the stretch marks.
Get to know some of the tropical treatments that can be used like vitamin C supplements that are combined with glycolic acid. The latter helps to get rid of the upper layer of the skin while Vitamin C helps to fade them off. The use of wheat germ oil is also encouraged especially in the initial stages.
Vitamin E gel - this is one of the most effective treatments and all that you need to do is take the capsules break them open and use the oils on the place that has the marks. This should be done on a daily basis for at least 14 days.
Laser treatment should be considered as the very last option when you have tried other treatment methods without success. This however needs to be approached with a lot of care where you should do a lot of research to find the best professional to carry out the procedure. This is the person who will take you through the different options available to pick the one that is best for your skin. This will ensure that you do not have to suffer from the stretch marks anymore. Other medical procedures include:
- Microdermabrasion – Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that is very popular in spas and salons. This is where the top-most layer of skin is removed by chemical or mechanical means.
- Endermologie – Endermologie machines massage and work the skin in order to increase circulation and expel toxins.
- Cosmetic Surgery – Stretch marks typically appear below the belly button and the only way to remove abdominal stretch marks is with a tummy tuck. During a tummy tuck some of the skin below the belly button is removed. For stretch marks that appear on other areas of the body cosmetic plastic surgery can help depending on the areas affected.
It is unfortunate that most of the creams that are sold over the counter do not work and most people usually end up wasting a lot of money without getting the desired results. When you use the right treatment method for your sin you can be assured that it will only be a matter of time before the skin goes back to being normal and you can feel beautiful again.