Stretch marks are indented, reddened streak that usually appears on the surface of the skin due to some factors such as puberty, pregnancy, sudden weight change, bodybuilding, and even stress. They are not physically dangerous to our health or body, but they can cause a problem with self-image and anxiety.
White stretch marks also medically known as striae alba are streaks that have been on your body for a long time and are not easy to treat. Now because they’ve been on the skin for a very long time, treatments result won’t be drastic. However, some alternatives are available, which when properly followed will reduce their appearance at a faster rate.
You can either buy a microdermabrasion kit or get your dermatologist to perform the procedure. It is an easy procedure that helps to subdue the presence of stretch marks. It removes the damaged top layer of the skin and works by encouraging the skin to secure the elastin fibres and collagen. In this procedure, the application of the exfoliating crystal cream to affected area gets rid of the dead cells
However, your skin might feel dry and tight or even some redness caused by the exfoliation, but not to worry, your skin will heal up in a day. Although this treatment is effective, it is not 100 percent guaranteed that the stretch marks will completely disappear.
Exfoliation means the removal of old dead skin cells on the outermost layer of the skin. Regular exfoliation can make your skin feel and look better; it can also help in some skin conditions. It is highly recommended to exfoliate so that other treatments can penetrate more deeply and it can yield a faster result.
This procedure is also known as microneedling, and it involves the use of a device with tiny needles pushed into the skin, this helps the body to create new elastin and collagen. When the body produces more collagen and elastin, it improves the skin’s appearance as well as reduces stretch marks.
However, you might have to participate in more than one treatment to get the desired result. The study shows that it is one of the most effective methods for getting rid of old stretch marks and it more effective for patients with darker skin.
While all these methods listed above is effective and in some way gives a fast result, we can’t help but notice that they are pretty expensive. So the big question is why spend so much money on treatment when you can get the same result with a safer and affordable treatment.
There are stretch mark creams that contain unique ingredients that can help to fade out old stretch marks as well as preventing the occurrence of future ones. They also serve as a moisturizer and provide smoother skin and even complexion.