Can You Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

Some people think there’s nothing that can be done to get rid of stretch marks and, unfortunately, that once you have them they’re permanent. However, this may not actually be the case.

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While there isn’t a single guaranteed, 100% method to prevent or get rid of stretch marks, a combination of therapies can dramatically reduce their appearance or eliminate them. One thing to consider is that stretch marks pose absolutely no health risk and, though they’re an unwelcome imperfection, they’re not a threat.

Fade Away?

If you are one of the lucky ones, your stretch marks may just fade, becoming less noticeable over time. This may be luck because the stretch marks didn’t scar the skin badly, or as a result of factors such as healthy skin condition or eating a healthy good diet that assists healing. You can also cover stretch marks with makeup made specifically for the purpose.

Stretch Mark Cream

A more traditional stretch mark treatment is to use a stretch mark cream. These work to help moisturize skin, repair collagen and elastin growth. They commonly contain combinations of cocoa butter, wheat germ oil, lanolin and vitamin E.

Stretch mark creams are most effective if used while your skin is being stretched where they work to help keep it soft, supple, smooth and elastic. If you haven’t applied creams while the skin was being stretched, the sooner you begin afterwards, the better for the chance to achieve positive results.

Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks

For those who want a more permanent solution than covering up stretch marks, laser therapy is a possible option. The color of the stretch marks that need treatment will determine the type of laser a surgeon uses. One type stimulates production of cells that make pigment, another reduces the color of stretch marks.

Another type of laser treatment actually stimulates collagen production to restore elasticity in the stretch marks themselves. It is the skin’s being stretched past its limit that causes stretch marks in the first place. This can happen when a person grows rapidly such as during puberty. It can also happen when a person gains weight rapidly such as during a pregnancy.

Blue Light Therapy

Another treatment for stretch marks is blue light therapy, something that can be helpful in treating acne too. It is a combination of gel and light, used to remove stretch marks.

Stretch Mark Prevention

Ideally, stretch mark prevention should be considered to deal with the onset of stretch marks. This may be easier said than done but, for example, during pregnancy where the possibility is higher, it is possible to pay attention to your skin and react quickly to any signs of stretch marks.