Getting rid of stretch marks seems impossible. Do you want to get rid of them? Are you bothered by them? Have you been working out and losing weight but not these marks? Do they seem permanent? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, keep reading! There is a solution, don’t give up. You can take steps to fix this.
What are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are scars on skin that occur when skin stretches or shrinks quickly. As the name entails, the stretching of skin has the biggest impact on these marks. Stretch marks are lines and streaks and they can be a variety of colors. Usually they are darker in the beginning and then become lighter. They commonly appear on the stomach, breasts, hips, butt and thighs.
At Home Remedies
Stretch marks impact your skin as your body goes through changes. They are caused by collagen and elastin, two components of your skin, to break apart. Exfoliating these marks with soap and putting topical lotion on afterwards can improve the visibility of the marks. Scrubbing your skin will allow the dead skin to break up and go away. This remedy reduces the intensity of the marks. They will be less noticeable.
The most effective treatment is surgical procedures. Unfortunately, there is no complete removal but with surgical treatment you can get very close. You won’t be able to see them. With Dr. Martin’s help, you can definitely get rid of those irritating marks. At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of treatments to help you get closer to your dream look.
Tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) are a great way to remove stretch marks. Additionally, the tummy tuck also removes excess skin and fat from the stomach. Two birds, one stone! Tummy tucks also make your skin look flatter and more toned.
Microneedling is another treatment that is effective in reducing stretch marks. It takes course over a few months. Basically, tiny needles poke into the skin and promote collagen to build. The collagen will form more skin. It will improve the appearance of these marks.
Stretch marks are highly individualized to each person’s body. Each person has their own unique and valid feeling towards these marks. If they bother you, that is understandable. Don’t become hopeless. Wondering how to get rid of stretch marks? There is a path to getting rid of these. If helping reduce these marks is the next step to making you feel better, contact Cincinnati Plastic Surgery today! Dr. Martin is here to help you achieve your best state of feeling. You deserve to feel your best at all times.