Stretch mark remo

Date: 10 Jan 2024

Stretch marks fade to a white or silver color over time. Although not physically painful, they can be disfiguring in severe cases. When the middle layer of skin stretches too quickly, some collagen fibers can break. This allows underlying blood vessels to show through, leaving behind the telltale red or purplish marks. Over time, they fade to white or silver as blood vessels heal. Once they appear, the marks do not usually go away entirely. Stretch marks are not physically painful but can affect a person’s confidence and self- esteem. They can be disfiguring in severe cases.

Treatments for stretch marks

Treatments available through skin doctors and plastic surgeons offer some hope for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. 

•  Retin-A: There is little evidence to confirm that tretinoin (retinoic acid) works. a cream containing 0.1 percent tretinoin cream was shown to help diminish early stretch marks. Tretinoin can cause side effects, such as redness and peeling. Pregnant or nursing women should not use this drug.

•  Laser therapy: One of the newest treatments for stretch marks that effectively reduces their appearance. Pulsed dye lasers and intense pulsed light can improve the appearance of stretch marks and increase collagen production over time.

•  Platelet-rich plasma with ultrasound: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has gained popularity as a way to revive skin and increase collagen production. PRP therapy uses platelet-rich plasma taken from the person’s blood immediately before the procedure.

•  Plastic surgery: A tummy tuck, thigh lift, and other similar procedures work by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin and tissue. A doctor or healthcare professional may suggest that people with sagging skin due to weight loss or pregnancy have these procedures.

•  Collagen stimulator: Minimal invasive procedure significantly improves the appearance of stretch marks. This treatment, like PDLLA injection, has low side effects, so it may be a good choice for improvement in stretch marks.

Sullivan, D. (2023). Stretch mark removal: Treatments and home remedies. Medical News Today.