Treatment Options For Stretch Marks


No one love to have stretch marks even if it's in hidden parts of the body. Stretch marks are more common in women. And women are more conscious of their body than men. That is more reason they always want to find solution to their skin problems. Today, there are so many stretch marks removal products in the market. All of them claim to remove stretch marks. Whether effective or not, you can never know untill you try them. A high percentage of them cannot remove or get rid of stretch marks as claimed. The question now arises; Can stretch marks be treated? If yes, what are the treatment options?

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Most stretch marks treatments can only make the marks fade but cannot completely remove them. To hide their appearance, cosmetic camouflage (make-ups) can be used, although they do so temporarily.
Medical treatments for stretch marks are available. Laser therapy is one of such. Laser therapy have been effective for some people. They have successfully made the marks fade. Laser treatment involves the use of ultraviolet light to induce or stimulate the growth of elastin and collagen in the skin. Laser treatment can be done on any parts of the body irrespective of the cause of the stretch marks. The treatment is not skin selective so you don't need to worry about your skin type. Unlike other stretch marks treatments such as creams and ointment, the duration of laser therapy is short. It doesn't take time, treatment may begin and end within half an hour. Although this depend on the size and affected area.
Cosmetic surgery is another treatment option for stretch marks. It involves removal of excess fats and skin from the affected area. This kind of surgery is mainly done on the abdomen (tummy). Cosmetic surgery for stretch marks has it own risks. They can cause skin scarring.
Laser and cosmetic surgery are expensive. Laser treatments could cost around $450-$1000 while cosmetic surgery could cause around $4000-$20000. Since these treatments are effective and yet expensive, does it mean there are no other ways of reducing the appearance of stretch marks? At this point nature comes to the rescue! Some people have been able to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by using natural methods.
Below are some natural methods to treat stretch marks

Potato juice
Cut potato into slices and rub it gently on the affected area for some minutes. Allow the juice to soak on the skin. Leave it to dry. After a while, wash off with lukewarm water.

Egg white
Break an egg. Separate the yolk from the egg white. Egg white is that clear liquid. Apply on the affected area. Leave to dry and wash off after 30 minutes.

Sugar
Mix one tablespoon of sugar with almond oil and add few drops of lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and rub gently on the affected area for about 10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Lemon juice
Rub lemon juice on the affected area in a circular motion. Let the juice soak on the skin properly. Wash off after 10 minutes with warm water.

Do you once have stretch marks and have successfully get rid of them? If yes, please share with us what method used. Thanks.

10 comments:

  1. Interesting! Stretch marks are one of my greatest turn off in ladies. Sometimes they appear very disgusting and obviously needed to be treated.

    I think one factor that I have noticed that causes stretch marks is obesity.

    The treatment optioned that was mentioned above that I will definitly subscribe to is the laser method.

    If anybody has his/her pay, they should not even think it twice to go for the laser method of treatment.

    Other less expensive methods should also be tried out for those with stretch marks and are not bucksed up.

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  2. Thanks for the suggestions. I know stretch marks are more common in woman. I do have some around my shoulders. They are from body building and having my muscles grow faster than the skin can stretch. This is a useful article, because as you stated most woman have them, and you do not see many articles about how to treat them in men’s magazines.

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    1. When you do body building, the skin tend to stretch to fit the new body size. This lead to stretch marks.

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  3. I love the natural ways to help fade stretch marks. I am definitely going to try them. Losing a lot of weight gave me a couple of marks. :)

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    1. Losing weight rapidly can cause stretch mark appearance. Apart from trying the methods mentioned on this post. You can also read about the preventive measures.

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  4. An eye opener sir, Thanks a lot for this.


    loving the niche

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    1. Then always try and visit back and share post using the social sharing buttons. Thanks.

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  5. Yes. I have stretch marks. All of them from pregnancy. I have found nothing that works. Mine are too deep and large. They have faded over the years so they are not as noticeable, but they are visible.

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    1. They fade over the years but you can also try not doing anything that will or can cause reoccurence of the marks.

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  6. it just needs to have the right ones. You should check for ingredients that have been carefully combined for a more concentrated effect. stretch mark cream

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