What is Stretch Marks and how its treated

February 18, 2019
Stretch Marks

What is Stretch Marks and how its treated

Stretch marks, medically known as “striae distensae,” seem to be having a moment lately. Stretch marks are long, narrow streaks, stripes, or lines that develop on the skin. They occur when the skin is suddenly stretched and are extremely common.

Puberty is one of the most common times for the body to get stretch marks, and that’s because stretch marks occur when the skin of the body is pulled for rapid growth.In fact, it’s a common myth that stretch marks are a sign that you need to lose weight — it’s absolutely untrue!

Stretch marks frequently appear on men and women who are bodybuilders because of their rapid growth of muscles, which as you can imagine, causes the skin to majorly stretch.

Men most commonly get stretch marks on their upper thighs, their upper arms, their buttocks, and their backs.

This type of scarring happens when the skin cannot resume normal form after a period of intense growth, often due to pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss, or puberty. Over 50 percent of women experience stretch marks during pregnancy.

How to Make Your Stretch Marks less visible:

Creams, oils, and topical preparations:  Creams, oils to the skin can help the appearance of stretch marks some extent.

Body Makeup : This may not be the most practical option for day-to-day wear, but if you’re feeling self-conscious about certain marks and want to look your best on special occasions, there’s no reason not to use a little concealer on your body like you would on your face!

Laser Treatments: laser treatments to help fade your stretch marks. Generally, stretch marks will only require one treatment (although older stretch marks may be require more sittings)

Microneedling with PRP: Another microneedling option is microneedling with PRP, which is a platelet-rich-plasma. PRP is a “growth factor” liquid that is said to help with inflammation and reducing the appearance of wounds. Anywhere from five to six sessions are recommended.

It is not possible to prevent stretch marks completely, but a healthful lifestyle can lower the risk of developing them. Skin Image Clinic Faridabad provide treatment for stretch marks.