How many different home remedies or treatments have you undergone to get rid of your stretch marks? The truth is that you cannot ever fully get rid of stretch marks, because they are caused by the inflammatory response to skin stretching and becoming thinner, resulting in the area remaining thin. Your body did try to heal them at one point by producing new cells, but that only lasted as long as your body perceived the area as damaged.
There are two options to consider when trying to reduce the effects of stretch marks, but understand that although one might be better than the other, the marks will never completely fade.
The first option is specific types of body cream. This is a simple method that just involves rubbing an oil or cream onto the area over a prolonged amount of time to hopefully reduce stretch marks or at least the discolouration on your skin.
The second option involves micro-needling. This method has proven to be more effective than cream, as it uses the body’s own immune response to do the hard work.
Micro-needling is the use of very small needles that pierce down into your skin’s second layer – don’t worry, the damage is microscopic, you don’t even see the pinpricks. The treatment is bolstered by using anti-stretch mark serum at the same time, you encourage the growth of new cells.
These cells are producing new collagen and elastin in the stretch marks so the skin starts to heal naturally. Your body produces these cells every time your skin is damaged, so by repeatedly going for the procedure, your body produces them to help heal the site over an extended period of time.
The treatment is not painful, as a numbing gel is normally applied to the skin where the procedure will take place. You should note that you may only start to see results after a couple of weeks post your first session. Most doctors and dermatologists recommend four to eight treatments over a course of quite a few months to get the best results for your stretch marks.
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