A lot of people are looking for effective stretch mark removal methods to get rid of those ugly marks. There are many stretch mark removal solutions and methods that have been recommended in recent years but remember that not all of these solutions may be effective for you.
Permanent stretch mark removal is not really possible but you can use various methods and home remedies to lessen the appearance of stretch marks and prevent them from developing.
One of the most effective stretch mark removal methods is laser treatment, which involves a beam of laser light that focuses on the affected area in order to eliminate the thin layers of the skin. This results in the elimination of the scar tissue that produces stretch marks. After the laser treatment, the skin starts to heal and the production of new tissues happens that replaces the eliminated scarred layers. Laser treatment for stretch marks usually takes about twenty minutes to one hour, depending on the extent of the condition. In addition, you may need to undergo a series of laser treatments if your stretch marks are severe. Negative side effects are uncommon but a change in color or swelling may occur temporarily.
Aside from laser treatment, you can also use special lotions and creams for stretch mark removal. These ways are more affordable compared to laser treatment and they are recommended before you opt for pricey options. Stretch mark removal creams and lotions that contain vitamin E oil and cocoa butter are known to be effective for reducing stretch marks. In addition, you may also look for products that have lavender oil and olive oil. Make sure to massage these creams on your skin properly for the best results. However, if the condition of your stretch marks is severe and deep, it is best to consult your dermatologist before using any stretch mark removal products.
Though these products are proven to be effective for most people, you may not achieve the same positive result. This is because every individual has different skin reactions so it is recommended to check the product thoroughly before using it. Furthermore, you need to have a healthy diet and regular exercise to prevent stretch marks from developing. If these stretch mark removal methods do not seem to work, you may visit your dermatologist to get better treatment.
Exercise and a proper diet can effectively help prevent the development of stretch marks.
It is also important to drink a lot of water in order to keep the skin hydrated, making it less prone to stretch marks. People who love to drink coffee should lessen their caffeine intake as it may increase the risk of having stretch marks and if you cannot avoid drinking tea, coffee or soda, make sure to balance your fluid intake. For instance, consume as much or more water as you drink coffee. Remember that stretch marks are also developed due to a lack of nutrition. It is best to eat foods that promote healthy skin including foods that are high in zinc such as fish and nuts. Foods that are high in protein are also recommended as well as foods high in vitamin A and vitamin C including citrus fruits, carrots, and milk.