Stretch marks are one of the most hated and common phenomenon that women go through. They can be seen as marks that occur in irregularity that form on your skin. Commonly they look like lines, bands or stripes. Stretch marks might appear like discolored skin texture or slightly indentured on your skin. If the stretch mark has been formed recently then it will have a red or glossy appearance but over time it will whiten and take on a scar like appearance. They have a different texture in skin too. They pose no danger at all, except that they may seem unsightly to some, especially women who would want to wear bathing suits at the beach. The most common areas where they show are the abdomen, breast, highs, hips and buttocks. Though they are more common in females, they affect both men and women.
Causes of Stretch Marks
There are multiple causes for stretch marks, including but not limited to rapid weight gain, pregnancy as the belly grows rapidly, growth spurts during puberty, etc. Some medical conditions also cause stretch marks, such long-term use of cortisone compounds, diabetes, Cushing’s disease, obesity, etc. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome may also cause stretch marks. Ask yourself, have you recently gained a lot of weight? Have you been pregnant recently (pregnancy stretch mark repairing cream)? If the answer is yes, then there is no underlying medical condition that would cause the marks. If the answer is no and you still have the mark, contact a medical health professional and get checked. Even if there is no condition that is the cause of this, it will still narrow down the cause.
How to Make Stretch Marks Go Away?
Most of the times stretch marks might even disappear on their own. This is normally after childbirth or weight loss, even if the marks do not disappear they will get faded. If your stretch marks do not fade in time, then your options are limited. There are many products that claim to cure them or repair them but most of them don’t really work. Unless the product contains retinoids, then there will be no effect. Even then, the effectiveness is not always a 100%. The only thing that really works is to prevent them in the first place. In the case of pregnancy, you don’t have much of a choice but you can prevent rapid weight gain.
Prevention of stretch marks can be done with a variety of methods, such as the with the LANBENA Acne Scar Removal Cream. There can be significant options that you can look for when it comes to treating stretch marks. A dermatologist or maybe a plastic surgeon is a viable option that you can go for. Some of the treatment options can be chemical peels, laser surgery and microdermabrasion.
The results may vary from person to person. It all depends on your skin type, the color, the thickness of it. Stretch marks are more prominent in thin skin types than thicker ones. In fact, the thicker the skin, the less likely it will be that you’ll get stretch marks. But once you do get them, you will essentially need to replace the lost collagen. Collagen loss is how they are made in the first place.