Wiping Off the Marks

Here is how you deal with this skin issue that almost everyone faces once in a lifetime

Published: 08th September 2015 06:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2015 06:39 AM   |  A+A-


It is estimated that 90 per cent of women eventually get stretch marks, especially during pregnancy. If your mother has stretch marks then your chances of getting them are extremely high too. Stretch marks are tears in the skin tissue leading to scarring.

Stretch marks are due to rapid skin stretching from sudden weight gain or weight loss commonly seen in pregnancy, during hormonal changes, body building or weight loss activities. They are commonly seen on abdomen, upper arms, buttocks, thighs and breast areas. There is no sure fire methodology to prevent stretch marks. There is no cream, lotion or serum that can prevent stretch marks. But keeping the skin hydrated and moisturised helps. So use creams and lotions constantly.

Till now there was no significant treatment for stretch marks that was effective, but due to recent advances, there are finally effective and affordable stretch mark treatment options.

Gels with Hyaluronic acid and onion extract are known to help heal or decrease stretch marks when used in the early or pink stages. It takes about 12 weeks to see the results.

Prescriptive creams containing retinoids are also helpful to a certain extent.

With advances in lasers and cosmetic therapies, the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) obtained from your blood is used in conjunction with laser devices like fractional radio frequency, make for effective stretch mark treatment.

This is a combination of various laser technologies and is used to tighten the tissue, stimulate new collagen and improve the surface appearance.

The infusions improve the skin tone and speed up new cell regeneration. Results are seen three to four months after starting the programme and the results are visible and permanent as the combination therapies stimulate your body’s natural  collagen and elastin.

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