Have you ever wondered if there was a way to get rid of stretch marks? Well, there are some ways – maybe.
Why Do You Get Stretch Marks?
There are a few reasons you get stretch marks, but most of the reasons are based on rapid changes to your weight – gain and loss.
For instance, most pregnant women will experience stretch marks as their skin expands throughout the pregnancy. Even as you lose weight, your skin may lose elasticity, which results in stretch marks. Also, some teenagers will get stretch mark during sudden growth spurts.
How To Prevent Stretch Marks
If you know that you’re about to experience some dramatic changes in your weight, beit from pregnancy or weight loss, there are ways to prevent stretch marks.
The traditional prevention of stretch marks is rubbing a super moisturizing cream or oil, such as cocoa butter or Bio Oil, on your skin – multiple times a day. These products can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. While these products do help the skin stretch with greater ease, they do not promote collagen production which is what keeps your skin elastic and strong. Consider a cream with peptides that stimulates collagen production.
Stretch Mark Treatments
Unfortunately, most people don’t plan for stretch marks, so they don’t take steps to prevent them before they appear. Thankfully, there are a few ways to help you get rid of stretch marks or at least make them less noticeable.
Stretch Mark Removal Surgery
The most effective way to remove stretch marks is with surgery. Getting stretch mark removal surgery is a permanent fix; unless your weight drastically changes afterwards. Unfortunately, having surgery to remove stretch marks may leave you with other scars – and a hefty bill.
Stretch Mark Laser Treatment
Like surgery, laser treatments are a very effective way to remove stretch marks – with less downtime. However, depending on how noticeable your stretch marks are, you might need multiple treatments. The more treatments you have, the more money you will have to spend. So, this option can add up, too.
Stretch Mark Removal Cream
Probably the most common and affordable treatment for stretch marks are topical creams, which help hydrate and nourish your skin. There are a lot of stretch mark removal creams and some of them actually help.
Mederma Stretch Mark Cream is one of the well-known topical creams to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. However, it’s more effective for newly formed stretch marks – not suitable for older stretch marks that have faded to a silvery white. Also, it tends to leave residue and a greasy feel to your skin.
It Works! Stretch Mark Cream is formulated to help with stretch marks. The ingredients are similar to Mederma, but it costs significantly more. Plus, you’ll need to know a rep to purchase It Works! products – to be insured that you have an authentic version.
The Dermaflage Good Skin Corrective Cream is formulated to help fade stretch marks and scars. In addition to powerhouse moisturizers like hyaluronic acid and squalane, Good Skin Corrective Cream is the only stretch mark cream with peptides, which stimulate collagen production. You have to improve the elasticity of your skin to truly make stretch marks disappear. Good Skin also has silicone which dermatologists recommend to prevent acne scars, surgery scars, fade stretch marks, and diminish older scars. The key is to maintain and improve the elasticity of the skin, which can help prevent stretch marks in the future. Future you will thank you.