Being the largest organ of our body, the skin has the ability to expand and contract as and when needed. However, rapid expansion can damage the supporting tissues leading to stretch marks. Even though these marks are not painful, they can affect a person’s self-esteem. Scroll down to find out the best treatments available for stretch marks removal.
Stretch marks, also called Striae, are streaks and lines on the skin that develop when your skin stretches beyond the limits of its natural growth rate. Generally induced by the excessive stretching of the skin, it can affect both women and men, although in different manners. In most women, stretch marks usually appear in the areas of the body that store fat— such as the abdomen, upper arms, breasts, thighs, and buttocks. It may also appear on the backs of teenage boys and shoulders of bodybuilders. In order to choose the right stretch mark removal treatment option for yourself, you need to thoroughly diagnose and detect the type of stretch mark you have.
Treatment Options Available for Stretch Mark Removal
Topical Applications and Supplemental Options
Topical applications are the most popular and cost-effective options to treat stretch marks. Dermatologists primarily prescribe verified topical solutions containing moisturizers, glycolic acid, Retin-A, tretinoin, vitamin-E oil, vitamin C, proline, copper-peptides, egg oil, and several others. These solutions should be applied topically and directly to the affected areas for at least a period of six months. Organic supplements enriched with vitamin E in combination with the topical applications can also be quite effective.
Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures for Stretch Mark Removal
Derma Roller or Micro-Needling Therapy works by breaking the damaged skin cells, causing the body to induce new collagen production. A derma roller has about 200-500 needles that can penetrate up to 3mm into the skin, creating several punctures without causing any damage to the skin. The body goes to a trauma while activating the skin’s natural renewal process.
Mesotherapy treats stretch marks by introducing a combination of several vitamins and amino acids, derived from vegetable extracts, herbs, and antioxidants into the scar tissues. This encourages the collagen and elastin production and enhances the nutritional and metabolic processes of the cells. Mesotherapy can also be used in conjunction with chemical peels for enhanced product absorption.
Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy is one of the best treatment options for newly-formed pink and red stretch mark removal. The laser technology uses a concentrated beam of light, which gets converted into heat and targets the affected area while leaving the surrounding area undamaged. It is an outpatient process and no anesthesia is required. However, people with dark skin should consult the dermatologist before opting for this treatment as it may cause skin coloration.
Fractional Lasers such as CO2 and Erbium works best for older stretch marks. This technique can effectively remove the target area, layer by layer, until the new, clearer, smoother skin below is exposed. The beams from the laser are quite smaller in diameter and can impact only the targeted areas of the skin with minimal skin damage. The heat from the laser reaches up to the deeper layers of the skin, encouraging collagen production while restoring it to a more youthful version.
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