Stretch marks affect many people. And the causes typically range from puberty and pregnancy to pronounced growth periods. Other causes are periods of quick weight loss or gain, weight training that increases muscle mass quickly or using steroid creams or ointments for extended periods. But there are good treatments for stretch marks.
All age groups suffer
Alas, all age groups can be affected by stretch marks. Sometimes the marks lighten and also could disappear. However, in many instances they’re permanently visible – causing much distress.
Stretch mark sites
stretch mark sites are the buttocks, hips, thighs, or breasts. They first
appear as discoloured lines in the skin, sometimes with a red or purple tinge. Also,
they may itch, in addition to having a different texture from the surrounding
Considering the cause of stretch marks is literal tearing deep beneath the skin, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that there’s no tried-and-true cure.
Mosaic laser to the rescue
Lasermed’s mosaic fractional laser is very effective as one of the treatments for stretch marks and scarring – especially in young people. The laser delivers energy pulses into your skin, tricking your cells into thinking they’re injured. This causes your body’s natural healing process to kick in, triggering cells to release chemicals to build new collagen.
Other treatments for stretch marks
A dermatologist also can prescribe tretinoin, which may reduce the early appearance of stretch marks. However, no single method works for everybody. Therefore, dermatologists may recommend a combination of the techniques listed above.
Some creams, such as Dermastine Jeune Maman have also been found to be effective as a treatment for stretch marks. But for best results, apply creams, lotions and gels as soon as stretch marks appear.