Stretch marks have been one of the worst health issues that psychologically affect both females and males, yet they are obvious in females due to a lot of factors such as rapid gain and loss of weight, pregnancy, hormonal ups and downs, mineral deficiency, diet disturbances.
The upper skin layer is actually normal, on the other hand the lower layer has damaged, thin and fragile tissue due to the breakage of collagen and elastin. The stretch marks start by looking dark reddish from the color of the small blood vessels, then the white color appears from the fat that shows through transparent skin.
Some of stretch marks are caused by Cushing syndromes, long term usage of steroid drugs, growth spurts in adolescent stage, collagen deficiency either due to diet imbalance or genetic collagen defect.
Stretch marks are dermal scars affecting skin causing epidermal atrophy, causing white linear Striae along the course of the leg, stomach, inner thigh, arms, which usually they don’t have any medical significance but they really cause psychological influence especially for women.
The best treatment for your stretch marks is their prevention. Keeping your skin hydrated, will help to keep the elastin that your skin needs to prevent stretch marks formation, also try to have steady weight with regular coconut oil massage daily.
Most of stretch marks suffering patients go for topical creams with collagen and fibronectin content as a solution and repair of stretch marks, like Cocoa butter cream, which is recommended to soften scars, but usually they are slow acting and only efficient as a prevention method or treating very mild and early occurring stretch marks.
Vitamin A (retinoid), is a magical treatment to let your skin appear more youthful and smooth. They are used in a lot of over-the-counter cosmetic creams. Let’s also not neglect its importance in your diet, carrots and sweet potatoes, might also help you increase your vitamin A levels.
A sugar scrub (Sugar, coconut oil, lemon juice) on stretch marks containing skin will help in exfoliating the area. Repeat the scrub several times a week for some 9 minutes.
Stretch marks patients are in a continuous search for a non-invasive, non-surgical methods to get rid of the unaesthetic, life style disrupting stretch marks. Nowadays, Medical aesthetic technology and the presence of authorized medical spas allowed efficient treatment of such cases with a modern techniques with fast curing results.
Technology in the noninvasive management of stretch marks, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, cellulite improvement, and body contouring enhancement, can treat all these conditions with relatively consistent results. Examples of these treating methods is the use of radiofrequency, and electric fields causing deep dermal heating causing collisions of molecules without affecting the dermal and epidermal layers.
Such treatment does not have serious side effects and a larger number of patients show satisfaction at its results. However the occurrence of stretch marks can be better prevented than treated. Take care of your skin to enhance its elasticity and take precautionary measures.