Many women suffer with stretch marks and they can be very distressing, making a person feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about the way they look which can cause them to turn to skin treatments and creams such as the Revitol Stretch Mark Cream to hopefully reduce their appearance. Stretch marks a result of rapid stretching of the skin due to sudden growth or rapid weight changes, and are particularly common in the later stages of pregnancy. They don’t just affect women though, as weight gain happens in both genders, men are just as susceptible to the problem.
Stretch marks are often red or purple to begin with that appear on the surface of the skin and then they gradually turn to a silvery-white colour. They occur anywhere on the body where the skin has been stretched but are more common on the tummy, buttocks, thighs and upper arms. They are not painful but can sometimes be itchy and sensitive and moisturising creams can help soothe the areas.
Removal or Reduction
Unfortunately, there is no way to hide these streak-like lines other than with clothing, and tanning only makes them more obvious, although most would agree they still look marginally better than with paler skin.
Sadly, these tears in the skin cannot be removed but they can be improved drastically, some with creams like Revitol Stretch Mark Cream and other scars that are more extreme can only be improved with surgery. A physical examination of the scars is needed to tell how much can be minimised which will also depend on your body and the amount of laxity that is evident. Early stretch marks can respond extremely well to vascular lasers with creams that contain vitamin A. Older scars can be treated with fractional C02 layers and this thickens the skin and smudges the appearance of stretch marks.
So even though you cannot completely rid your body of these silver lines, there are treatments both invasive and moisturising that can help you live with them and treating your skin daily with deep moisture will leave it feeling soft and healthy which in turn makes you feel better about yourself.