Stretch marks are reddish-purple marks on your body that are caused by the stretching of the skin.
While skin is typically stretchable, stretching it beyond its limit causes marks to appear.
This happens especially during pregnancy, and the stretch marks may take some time to fade.
If you’re worried about stretch marks, fret not. There are several ways to treat them.
Creams with retinol
How retinol works are that it tries to stimulate collagen production when applied. Retinol can be found in creams prescribed by a dermatologist. However, these creams must be used only after the stretch marks show up and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Laser therapy is a method that is effective but incredibly pricey. It heats the skin to break down the skin tissues and enhance new cell production. It also boosts collagen growth.
Microdermabrasion exfoliates your skin by using tiny crystals to take off the top layer of your skin. This helps to diminish new, reddish stretch marks with minimal damage.
Moisturising the stretch mark areas are able to help reduce stretch marks. Since stretch marks are caused by the stretching of the skin, it is important to keep it moisturised so that it would remain elastic.
If you feel that physical exfoliants are unsuitable for you, why not try a chemical peel instead? It’s glycolic acid in a cream and it works the same way as any other exfoliant does. The difference between a chemical peel and a physical exfoliant is that with chemical peels you don’t feel the rubbing like you would with physical exfoliants.
A massage helps break up the scar tissue that causes stretch marks and increase blood flow. Using oil helps to reduce the friction when you massage and keeps the skin elastic and supple.
These are some of the ways to help heal stretch marks. If you’re expecting soon, why not check out Danai Cresenvale for your confinement? Our packages come with massages to help mothers get back into shape and feel great about themselves. Contact us for an appointment now!