According to a new survey, stretch marks are causing body image issues for a large majority of women, who say they are embarrassed by them and go out of their way to hide them.
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are a form of scarring on the skin that forms during important, life-changing moments such as puberty, pregnancy or weight loss.
At the point when the middle layer of skin stretches too rapidly, some of its collagen fibers can break. This allows primary blood vessels to appear, leaving behind the red or purplish marks.After some time, they diminish to a white or silver color as blood vessels heal.
Stretch marks are not physically aching, but rather they can affect an individual’s confidence and self-esteem. They can be deforming in severe cases.
Treatments for Stretch Marks
Stretch marks removal treatment available through skin doctors offer some hope for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. The following stretch marks removal treatments are among those available to help improve the appearance and texture of stretch marks.
- Retinoid cream – Derived from vitamin A, retinoids — for example, tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova, Avita) — that you apply to your skin may enhance the appearance of stretch marks less than a few months old.
- Light and laser therapies– A variety of light and laser therapies are accessible to help stimulate the development of collagen or elastin in your skin. Your doctor can enable you to determine which technique is suitable for you.
- Microdermabrasion–This sort of treatment includes a hand-held device that blows crystals onto the skin. These crystals mildly remove a fine layer of skin, promoting the development of new, more-elastic skin.
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We, at Dr. Chhabra’s Skinlife Clinic, treat your stretch marks with the aid of a few procedures, the types of procedures are recognized to reduce the stretch marks.