Ways to Get Rid of Stretch Marks By Dr. Lombardi on April 01, 2020

Stretch marks are lines on your skin that come from weight gain, growth, and pregnancy. The marks are usually white or red and are essentially tears in the skin due to the skin stretching. Stretch marks are completely harmless in a medical sense. However, many people want to avoid getting them or remove stretch marks as soon as possible.

Timeline of Stretchmarks
Stretch marks begin as red and sometimes purple marks on your skin. They slowly fade to white over time, which is an indicator of how old the stretch mark is. For some people, stretch marks fade away on their own without any intervention. For others, the marks may never disappear, but treatment can help lighten and shrink them.

When it comes to stretch marks, getting treatment earlier is better in terms of effectiveness. Stretch marks that are red or purple are newer and still have blood vessels present under the skin. When blood vessels are present in the stretch marks, they are more responsive to treatment.

However, white stretch marks are older and more challenging to treat. This is because the absence of blood vessels makes it harder to stimulate collagen, which helps heal stretch marks. While older stretch marks are more difficult to treat, you can still have great results.

Stretch Mark Treatment Options

There is a range of treatment options depending on the severity of your stretch marks and how your body responds to treatment. Some people can use at-home remedies, while most people need help from a professional. Below you will find the most common ways to get rid of stretch marks.

Topical Treatments:

There are creams available that can help reduce stretch marks. You can start with over-the-counter options, but talk with your doctor about prescription creams if you need something more effective.

Exfoliate:

Regular exfoliation is not only good for your skin in general, but it can help treat stretch marks. Exfoliation removes the excess skin on your body and allows for topical treatments to get deep into your skin. Buy a plaid (плед купити) to exfoliate regularly and enhance the effectiveness of stretch mark treatments.

Microdermabrasion:

The procedure is painless and can reduce the appearance of your stretch marks. Microdermabrasion targets the top layers of your skin by stimulating it to tighten. This reduces the appearance of your stretch marks as the fibers in your skin tighten up. Depending on the severity of your stretch marks, you may need multiple treatments. The procedure is fast, safe, painless, and your skin is fully healed within just one day.

Microneedling:

This procedure targets the middle layer of your skin where stretch marks begin to form. Microneedling triggers collagen production and improves the appearance of your skin by creating skin regeneration. For the most effective results, you may need multiple treatments. However, it is a highly effective treatment option.

Cosmetic Surgery:

This is the most invasive option as compared to microdermabrasion and microneedling. For those who are focused on removing stretch marks from their abdomen due to weight loss or pregnancy, a tummy tuck can help remove stretch marks in addition to excess skin and fat on your body. However, surgery may come with its own set of issues due to scarring. Cosmetic surgery is a cost-benefit analysis as it may be invasive for stretch marks alone. However, if you have excess skin and fat you’d like to remove, it can address multiple issues at once.

Dermatology in Tampa, Florida

If you have stretch marks and cannot seem to get rid of them, contact Dr. Milan Lombardi at Lombardi Institute of Dermatology. Dr. Lombardi has various treatment options to address stretch marks, including microdermabrasion and microneedling. He has been working with patients for years, helping them improve their appearance and address skin concerns. Dr. Lombardi and his team are focused on addressing your concerns and providing you with the most effective treatment options. Contact Dr. Lombardi today for an appointment!

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