Updated: Oct 6
Stretch marks are also known as striae and only appear when your skin changes shape quickly. This is usually the result of growth or weight gain. However, in case you are wondering, they aren't a sign that anything is wrong with you or your health.
One of the things that many people believe is that stretch marks only affect women. However, they can also appear in men. It's important to note that two of the most common instances stretch marks will appear are during puberty and pregnancy.
How do Stretch Marks Appear?
As soon as stretch marks start developing, they appear as thin purple or red lines on your skin. You may also notice a change in the texture of this area. Over time, it is natural that the stretch marks start fading away and they tend to get lighter but they also become shinier.
When you are looking to get rid of stretch marks, you need to know that the red ones (the ones that appear first) are the easiest and the quickest to remove. The difference in the color only shows that these stretch marks are closer to the skin's surface.
White stretch marks are older and can be difficult to get rid of. What happens is that over time, your blood vessels will narrow. So, it becomes increasingly difficult for collagen to produce naturally. However, this doesn't mean that it's impossible! Laser Stretch Mark Removal Treatments stimulate production of collagen to remove stretch marks from the skin. Which is how we
Get Rid Of Stretch Marks Without Surgery
One of the things that you need to know is that getting rid of stretch marks in a completely natural way isn't very likely. Nevertheless, there are treatments you can do which may help you minimize the appearance and help them to fade away quicker. Combining these treatments is a guaranteed method to get rid of stretch marks for good!
One of the methods that you can try at home to get rid of stretch marks is exfoliation. After all, when you exfoliate, you are removing the excess dead skin from your body as well as the new skin from the stretch marks. Exfoliating regularly will allow your skin to repair itself naturally.
2. Topical Treatments:
There are many different topical treatments and ointments on the market. While some need to be prescribed by a doctor, you can find others over-the-counter.
When you apply these topical treatments regularly, you may be able to lighten the tone of the stretch marks. But once again, you won't be able to remove them completely.
3. Laser Stretch Mark Removal Treatments
When you are looking to completely get rid of your stretch marks, then laser therapy is the best and most effective option. This treatment will be performed with the medical-grade ICON Laser system. The pulses of laser light targets beneath the skin so that it stimulates the production of collagen. When it comes to removing stretch marks collagen is crucial to reducing the appearance of stretch marks and improving skin elasticity.
Stretch mark removal treatments are non-surgical, non-invasive and produce minimal side effects. With no downtime and just a slight redness of the skin in the treated area only lasts for about 12 hours.