How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks
Stretch marks, or ‘striae’, are the thin, narrow grooves of silvery/blue skin that appear when your skin is stretched because of rapid growth or weight gain. It is not uncommon for women to develop stretch marks during pregnancy.
When a person goes back down to their normal weight or size (if it was weight gain/pregnancy that caused the stretch marks), then there is a chance that the marks might fade, however that doesn’t always happen.
The best way to keep your skin looking good is to moisturize it while you are growing, and during pregnancy, and to treat it with something like cocoa butter to smooth the marks when or if they do appear. Some people find that things like aloe vera can help with stretch marks, and you might find that treatments to help replace the collagen can help as well.
Stretch marks are hard to get rid of, but thy should fade over time, as new skin grows back into place. Some people resort to laser treatments to get rid of them, but this is not always necessary.
One thing to be aware of is that using cortico steroids is not a good idea. These steroids can thin your skin, which can be problematic if you already have stretch marks, since it will make them more visible. It can also make them more likely to happen because the skin will ‘tear’ more easily.
Some people get rid of stretch marks with microdermabrasion; this can be effective because it breaks down the damaged skin, giving fresh, healthy collagen a chance to grow back. It may take multiple treatments to work, but a lot of people have had success with it. It is particularly effective if you make sure you take good care of the fresh skin that grows back.Read More