About Stretch Marks
Stretch marks or striae are the condition of the skin caused by rapid stretching of the skin. Both men and women can develop this problem, but it is more frequently found in women. When the human skin gets too stretched collagen tissue gets damaged and that causes formation of stretch marks.
At first, stretch marks look like red or pink lines, but with time, they become linear scars on the skin. These white scars look empty and when you touch them they are very soft and somewhat empty. Hips, thighs, belly, breasts, buttocks and also lower back are the areas of the human body mostly affected by stretch marks.
Pregnancy and puberty are very common time for developing stretch marks. Sudden weight gain or weight loss during this or any other time of life can affect your skin, cause it to overstretch and lead to stretch marks. More than 70% of all women that had a child experience these unpleasant signs on their skin, but many athletes, especially body builders and weight lifters are also prone to the same problem.
Can You Erase Stretch Marks
Unfortunately, the answer is no, you can’t erase stretch marks. Many people tried different things, but the best result is only less visible striae on the skin, but the condition remained present.
Good creams and lotions designed for the stretch mark repair usually contain vitamins, such as vitamin A and vitamin E. There are some claims that vitamin E gel can improve visible stretch marks on the skin. These sources recommend using the gel regularly for 2 weeks. Regular exfoliation, hot baths and massages are also believed to be helpful for people suffering from stretch marks.
Consummation of vitamin C and glycolic acid supplements is supposed to be very efficient. The dose is 500mg of vitamin C, three times every day, and this should improve all your visible stretch marks.
Zenmed stretta and strivectin SD are some of the products believed to be able to decrease the visibility of stretch marks. These products can reduce irregularities of the skin and decrease the length and depth of these scars on the skin.
Laser surgery is also one of the methods claimed to be successful in repair of stretch marks. However, these surgical procedures are very costly and doubtfully efficient. Some of the patients praise the efficacy of laser procedures for their skin problems, while others are more than unhappy, saying they wasted their money on the treatment.