Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. These grooves or lines on your skin are not harmful to your health. But it just doesn’t look good on the body sometimes. Both men and women can get stretch marks. They appear when there is any rapid changes in the body, when you lose weight or gain weight.
What causes stretch marks
These marks happen when your body grows quickly for any reason. It might be because you are putting on some weight or you just lost some few pounds and your skin cant stretch enough to keep up. This causes long, thin, rippled marks called stria.
During pregnancy, these thin lines occur on the abdominal area of women, due to the rapid expansion of the womb. This also happens due to the weight gained during pregnancy. Most women, about 90% experience this when they are pregnant.
People who take steroids are at risk of getting stretch marks on their body. Those who use cortisone cream or take steroid pills are at a risk of developing thin marks on their body. This is because steroids break down the skin’s connective tissues. This decreases the skin’s ability to stretch when there is growth.
During puberty, there is development in the body of both boys and girls. The rapid change in their body can result in Striae.
Treating Stretch Marks
Stretch marks do not pose any harm to your body unless you don’t like how it looks on you. They sometimes fade over time. There are some ways to get rid of them but this can take some time and it might not go completely.
- Retinoid Cream
This is rich in Vitamin A and helps in the production of collagen. This helps keep the skin healthy, heals damaged skin and also reduces wrinkles on the skin. The rebuilding of the skin helps the marks to look more like your skin.
- Light and Laser Therapy
This is a technology used to down scar tissue and stimulates collagen and elastin growth using laser light. It is the first and only treatment clinically proven to improve the appearance of stretch marks. he excimer laser procedure removes thin layers of skin around the marks, using high energy ultraviolet light.
This type of treatment involves a hand-held device that blows crystals onto skin. These crystals gently remove a fine layer of skin, promoting the growth of new, more-elastic skin.
- V Mark Cream (V-Mark Anti Stretch Mark Cream)
This a blend of herbal anti-aging ingredients which promotes skin rejuvenation, there by reducing fine lines , stretch marks and slacking skin and also reduce scar formation, pigmentation, enable a better synthesis of the collagen and balance firmness.