Stretch marks have the initial appearance of purple or red looking lines. In time these lines can fade to white or off-white in color. Stretch Marks are a very common condition. Just think of all the people who are either pregnant or overweight. These people always are searching for the best stretch marks treatment they can find. Stretch Marks are not just confined to the female population either. More than a few people realize that they are a common complaint of male bodybuilders. Stretch Marks, known in the medical community as erythrocyanosis, are a form of scarring that can occur when a person’s skin is overstretched.
The Two Main Stretch Mark Causes Are:
Three of the most common stretch mark treatments are:
1. DERMABRASION. This stretch marks treatment is a serious medical procedure that takes place under a general anesthetic. Dermabrasion is not for the faint of heart. In Dermabrasion the surface of the skin is literally removed by a process of sanding. The aim of dermabrasion is to remove (or at least lessen) the appearance of scars, damage from the sun, or dark spots. The healing process can take several months. However, the results can be quite spectacular.
Dermabrasion works best when the scar or mark being treated is above the surface of the skin and is much less effective when used to treat sunken scars.
Caution: Having a general anesthetic is NOT something to be taken lightly. It carries inherent risks and can be life-threatening. Always seek a second medical opinion (speak to more than one doctor).
2. MICRODERMABRASION. Often referred to as Microderm, this stretch marks treatment is a far less invasive procedure that has become very popular throughout the Day Spa and cosmetic industries. In Microdermabrasion the surface layer of the skin is removed by using a special wand with a roughened surface that lightly sands the skin. The shed skin particles are removed via a suction device attached to the wand.
People like Microdermabrasion because it has a reputation of being a safe, painless procedure that does not require an anesthetic.
3. SKIN TREATMENT CREAMS. This stretch marks treatment carries a lot of wild claims, and the general rule of thumb here is that if something sounds too good to be true it probably is. But, there are literally tens of thousands of people who swear by such things as Vitamin A Cream, Cocoa Butter, and a whole raft of different specially formulated cosmetic oils and creams.
One thing you can do is ask the people trying to sell you any stretch marks treatment to show you before and after photographs of their last 50 clients. Also, ask for written testimonials.
Skin care experts also say that the correct diet, nutritional supplements, rest, and common sense like avoiding excessive sun exposure, can have a big impact on the skin’s ability to heal and on its general appearance.
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