Treatment of Stretch Marks

Can stretch marks be treated with skin care? Which skin care for stretch marks works or does not work? Get the answer on stretch marks here!

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Question: “Treatment of Stretch Marks”

Hi Mads

How do I treat my stretch marks on my legs?

Answer to: “Treatment of Stretch Marks”

Skin care products for stretch marks is one of the areas where women are more than willing to try one product after another.

The truth is just that there are no documented ingredients in conventional skin care products that can remove stretch marks.

Stretch marks are a scar formed on the skin inside of the skin’s connective tissue (collagen and elastin ) decompose, usually due to a greater distension of the skin, for example due to weight gain / loss or pregnancy.

If it sounds too good to be true
– Then it probably is …

Claiming that one ingrediens – offen referred to as “active ingredients” – can remove stretch marks, is overwhelming in the beauty industry, but the truth is just that none of the following highly publicized ingredients for stretch marks , ever removed stretch marks (if they did , who would walk around with stretch marks ?):

  • Onion extract
  • Vitamin E
  • Lavender oil
  • Aloe Vera
  • Cocoa butter
  • Lanolin
  • Wheat grass oil (or other vegetable oil )
  • Collagen and elastin (these can not mend broken substances in the skin)
  • Exotic plant extracts (instead , these ingredients are all too often break the skin)

Procedures and methods that work

Skin care products simply can not eliminate stretch marks, although the beautiful frame processed advertising says something else.

Instead of wasting your money on skin care for stretch marks, you can consider some other and effective approaches:

Vitamin A on prescription for stretch marks

Due to the A- vitamin effectiveness in improving the skin’s structure, prescription vitamin products improve the appearance of stretch marks. One can expect about . 20% improvement.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for stretch marks

Laser treatment can be a good option for the treatment of stretch marks. Unfortunately , this procedure is not cheap and require repeated treatments.

Chemical peel for stretch marks

Dermatologists can with 20 % Trichloroacetic Acid ( TCA), stimulate the skin’s production of collagen and elastin , thereby improving the appearance of stretch marks .

Have a nice day !

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