Stretch marks can occur during sudden changes in body size, such as during pregnancy, puberty, or rapid weight-gain. Ninety percent of pregnant women will get stretch marks around their abdomen, hips and thighs, and unfortunately, they seem to be genetic.
Prevention From Stretch marks
The primary way to avoid stretch marks is to be careful during pregnancy. Keep your body well hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This will increase the elasticity of your skin and prevent stretch marks from appearing. Apply generous amounts of rich moisturizing cream on your abdomen, thighs and breast.
Eat proper nutritious food so that you do not gain more weight than is necessary. A balanced diet also ensures that you get adequate amounts of Vitamin A, E and C, which help to maintain the suppleness of the skin.
Treatment For Stretch marks
One of the permanent solutions that have come up in recent times is laser therapy. This is typically a simple procedure and usually requires little or no recovery time. Using lasers to remove stretch marks works because it repairs the skin’s natural synthesis of collagen. Collagen is a protein rich compound occurring in the body that repairs and rejuvenates skin tissue. Cosmetic laser treatment for stretch marks works to stimulate renewed growth of depleted collagen. It removes damaged skin tissue, seals broken blood vessels and repairs the fibers of the middle skin. This helps in filling the stretch marks. This can, however, be a relatively expensive option. Blue light therapy is another option. This treatment uses gel and light to treat stretch marks. You may also consider plastic surgery for the permanent removal of your stretch marks.