Stretch marks are a common dermatological issue. The condition causes cream colored scars on the skin. However, in some cases, these marks fade away, but in few these become permanent. It can lower your self-esteem and confidence. These are most commonly caused by sudden alteration in weight.
The skin condition commonly occurs in pregnancy. The marks usually appear on the abdomen, thighs, and legs. More than 90% of women suffer from this problem and getting rid of them is not easy.
At early stages, the marks are of red and purple shade, while, in later stages, they alter to white or off white. Once the signs reach the white coloration, it becomes difficult to treat them.
Preventing stretch marks
- Preventing sudden increase in weight gain and loss is the best way to avoid stretch marks. For pregnant ladies, weight gain is not in their hands, so the best option is to keep the skin moisturized. Use cocoa butter based moisturizer daily especially around the hips, thighs and abdomen. It reduces the probability of getting these marks.
- Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. Water keeps your skin and body hydrated. It will remove all toxins from the body effectively. It also aids digestion and lubrication of the joints.
- Include Vitamin C in your diet. It will help in skin renewal by increasing the skin’s collagen production.
- Eat food items that are rich in Vitamin A, B and E. Also take food that is high in zinc as this promotes healthy skin.
Stretch marks can be treated using a range of cosmetic treatments including Medical Needling, Microdermabrasion, Non-Invasive Radio Frequency, Laser Genesis and TCA Peels.
In medical needling, the microscopic needles are rolled over the area, to trigger the body’s natural response to heal the collagen production. Some doctors also use Microdermabrasion in conjunction to TCA peels to initiate skin remodeling process.
Laser Genesis is the pain-free treatment that heats up the skin dermis and stimulates the collagen production.
These techniques can help you get rid of stretch marks effectively. Find a licensed skin care doctor near you. The doctor will first evaluate the seriousness of the condition and then refers you the treatment. He may use one or more techniques to lessen the appearance of stretch marks permanently.
La Sante Medi-Spa is a Sydney-based medical skincare clinic and day spa that offer advanced equipment and techniques to get rid of stretch marks. Call us for an appointment today.