Can Stretch Marks Be Removed Without Medical Treatments?

By the time the average woman reaches her twenties, she will have developed at least a few stretch marks. The dreaded stripes can appear on many parts of the body and have a variety of causes. In recent years, many women have invested in pricey laser treatments to minimize the marks. However, thousands of others have turned to the Internet to learn more about advanced creams that have the same affect.

What Causes Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are essentially scars but have their own unique and easily recognizable appearance. They appear as stripes, and there are generally several in one place. When new, they are often reddish or can even have blue tones. It is generally thought that stretch marks happen when skin is stretched to the point where it is damaged. They are common side effects of pregnancy and weight gain. Some weight lifters also get stretch marks. Over time, marks develop a silvery look but are still obvious. Although a lucky few women are able to cover minor stretch marks and still wear bathing suits, most sufferers are too self-conscious to do so. In fact, the marks can seriously undermine a woman’s confidence.

How Laser Treatments Work

Many women are so upset over their stretch marks that they arrange for laser removal. Laser treatments can stimulate collagen production, which helps skin regain its original smoothness. However, results vary by patient, and some scarring often remains. The process is also expensive and time-consuming. It often takes several treatments to see results.

Why a Cream Can Also Be an Option

Fortunately, the makers of products like TriLASTIN now offer topical creams designed to minimize stretch marks without medical treatments. The product is simply rubbed on, and ingredients work to support the outer layer of skin (epidermis). Over time, the cream helps to regenerate natural collagen and elastin. Generally, these types of products are most effective on new stretch marks.

Although ugly stretch marks may be a fact of life for most women, there are treatments that help minimize them. Some women invest in laser treatments, which are expensive but can minimize scarring. Many other sufferers opt for more convenient and affordable creams that are also designed to minimize stretch marks.