Rid Your Body Of Stretch Marks

August 30, 2019

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Stretch marks happen when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching, such a adolescent, pregnancy and losing or gaining weight rapidly. You'll find stretch marks in many different areas, including the stomach, chest, arms, hips, and butt. They typically begin as pink or red since blood flow to the area increases in response to the damage and become translucent over time. While stretch marks can disappear on their own it is rare and they can be embarrassing. So how do you get rid of them? Numerous studies has shown that over-the-counter products are generally ineffective at eliminating stretch marks, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Prescription retinols may help people who have red stretch marks, which has been shown in studies to decrease redness and even stop or reverse some of the scarring by causing collagen to rebuild. The best route to eliminate stretch marks is laser therapy and microneedling. They both work by essentially damaging the skin. Your body’s response is to increase the collagen production and normalizing the damaged tissue. Laser treatments can cost around $1,500-$2,600, while microneedling, which uses tiny needles to prick the skin, costs $300 to $700 per session. However stretch marks are extremely difficult to treat and they often don't go away completely. Even with laser and microneedle treatments, it si difficult to get more than 50% improvement.

SOURCE: Men's Health

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