Effective Ways to Remove* Stretch Marks and Scars

How To Remove Stretch Marks
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Stretch marks and scars can really be embarrassing. They can lower your self-esteem and result in an ugly looking skin texture and surface. Even though they are naturally occurring or can be a result of bodily changes, it is often difficult to keep track of their appearance. This is due to the fact that it is caused by the elasticity levels of the skin and its ability to retain its original shape. It is therefore essential that you learn to take care of the skin and the major scar and stretch mark removal means for your skin.

Stretch Marks and Scars: What They Are

These can appear as a patch in the case of scars especially in reference to an injury and as parallel lines on the skin in reference to stretch mark. These are determined by various factors. Stretch marks for example are prone to appear in muscle areas of the body such as the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, on your hips etc. Scars have a slightly different memo and can appear due to an injury, a surgical operation or process etc. Stretch marks come as a result of lifestyle options such as bodybuilding, rapid weight gain or rapid weight loss*, hormonal imbalances and use of steroids. These are factors that cause rapid changes and the skin sometimes can’t take it resulting in stretch marks and scars.

How to Remove* Stretch Marks?

This is the million dollar question that everyone is striving to look for an effective and highly efficient answer or solution. Many of the methods at our disposal re either too aggressive, too many associated side effects or too painful. This is why many are not only looking into how to remove* stretch marks, but also into how to reduce* stretch marks and their appearance in general. To aid in this quest, here are some of the most effective means of eliminating and reducing* the appearance of stretch marks and scars on the body.

Chemical Options

This refers to the use of cosmetic products containing certain chemicals in order to reduce* the appearance or remove* stretch marks and scars completely. This include;

  • Tretinoin or retinoid based products
  • Collagen is a must have compound in the skin in order to prevent the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Absence of it results in breakage of the skin’s structure and restoration rebuilds the structure. Retinoids are effective in boosting collagen levels in the skin causing the removal of stretch marks. Continued use ensures that the stretch marks and the scars are fully eliminated. However, if you have a sensitive skin, be sure to check for irritants in the product you have purchased before use.

  • Vitamins
  • Vitamins are quite effective in improving* and maintaining the appearance of the skin. They also aid in increasing* collagen production. This aids in how to reduce* stretch marks appearance on the skin. Some of these essential vitamins include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, among others.

  • Glycolic acid
  • It is essential in boosting the production of collagen in the skin. There are many cosmetic products that contain glycolic acid in the market. However, higher quantities can be obtained from dermatologists and used to remove* stretch marks.

Surgical Options

  • Surgery
  • It is advisable for use only when there is a lot of loose skin associated with the stretch marks and scars. In addition, the presence of increased amount of body fats around the area can also be solved using surgical procedures. However, these are associated with a lot of pain and many side effects including the appearance of scars at the very end. Furthermore, it is not a sure way to eliminate* the scars or the stretch marks.

  • Laser
  • This is the use of intense light concentration levels as a way of stimulating the production of essential compounds for stretch mark removal in the skin. These compounds are elastin, collagen and melanin. There are many forms of laser treatment options. However, they are dependent on your skin colour and how mature your stretch marks or scars are.

  • Microdermabrasion
  • As the name suggests, this process is used to abrade, corrode or polish the skin where the stretch marks and scars are. It works by removing* the current skin layer that is full of stretch marks and leaves it for a new layer to grow or develop. Microdermabrasion is highly effective especially in removing* already aged stretch marks.

Natural Options

There are many natural remedies for removing* scars and stretch marks out there in the world. These employ the use of essential chemical components present in natural items in how to remove* stretch marks and scars. This includes aloe vera with its adverse healing properties, sugar and other exfoliating items, skin minerals and vitamins similar to those contained in potato juice among others. These are combined with other essential components to achieve the desired final outcome while preserving the skin as it is. Furthermore, they are highly effective but take a long while to effectively remove* all of the stretch marks.

Is Stem Cell Regeneration Good for Stretch Marks and Scars Removal?

It is apparent that each of the above methods come back to one crucial point; cell regeneration or growth. In order to reduce* the appearance of stretch marks or to remove* them completely, cell regeneration must occur. However, if cell regeneration is not controlled, it may result in the same stretch marks all over again. Therefore, if stem cell regeneration is regulated and controlled, then it becomes one of the most effective and perfect ways to remove* stretch marks and scars. If left uncontrolled and unregulated, then it can be beneficial by removing* them or can add to the current menace you are trying to eliminate*.

Conclusion

Stretch marks and scar treatment options can be gruelling, simple and disappointing in many cases. It is important to note that you should have expectations but ensuring* they are realistic and achievable is a fact that is still under consideration. However, by putting this into perspective, you won’t be too disappointed if the desired method didn’t fully work. In other words, using just a single method to remove* the stretch marks may not work. Combining one or two of the above discussed methods is definitely bound to offer better outcomes.

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