The Most Effective Stretch Mark Remover

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Learn about the Best Stretch Mark Creams

Is there an ideal stretch mark removal option that will work for all stretch mark sufferers?  Not likely.  However, there are a multitude of stretch mark creams that are used with varying results.  A growing number of these tend to favor the natural approach while others involve a more radical approach, such as cosmetic or laser surgery.  Removing stretch marks may be a complex process and require considerable time, depending on the removal procedure selected, with the prices ranging from about $30 for an effective stretch mark remover to $1,000′s for plastic surgery or laser treatments.  

Which treatment works best for you will be dependent upon the age of your stretch marks, your type of skin, and budgetary constraints.  A general overview of some of the most popular stretch mark removal methods are detailed below:

Don’t Forget To Hydrate Yourself

Drink just as much or more water as you drink coffee, tea, or soda. Stretch marks can also result from nutritional deficiency. Drink lots of water (at least 2 litres every day) – not soda or juices – because it helps your skin stay elastic. If you drink a lot of coffee or black/green tea, drink 3l of water a day.

Take Skin Supportive Nutritional Supplements

Vitamin E is a very essential vitamin to take during pregnancy to eliminate stretch marks. In addition, a cream or lotion containing Vitamin D will aid in preventing stretch marks. However, because Vitamin E alone won’t work due to the large size of their molecule; the addition of lanolin, which has very small molecules, can be used to deliver the ingredients past the top layer of skin and help with skin elasticity.  If you have existing stretch marks, Vitamin E is believed to improve them by fading their appearance.  

Stretch Mark Removers

Creams and lotions for stretch marks will not totally remove stretch marks, but will generally fade their appearance to the point where the affected skin blends with the surrounding healthy skin.  There are many stretch mark cremes and oils that have been specifically designed to sustain your skin taut and firm throughout pregnancy and actually help prevent stretch marks from starting.  The creams and lotions that enter the skin in the deeper layers will provide longer-lasting moisture that is essential to healthy skin. These stretch mark remover creams are generally recommended for evening applications to achieve the best results.

Surgical Alternatives

Surgical treatment is generally the most expensive of the stretch mark removal methods, though repeated laser treatments can result in similar prices.  The results suggest that surgical procedures are considered to be the most effective and conventional method in eliminating stretch marks. This method generally involves the removal of areas of skin where the stretch marks have developed.  The second type of surgical treatment that can help remove stretch marks is laser scar removal. This type of procedure is minimally invasive and does not involve scarring or incisions.

Laser treatment of stretch marks and scars are claimed to stimulate collagen production below the skin as the dermal skin layer absorbs the laser light, filling out the skin and helping to return pigment to the scarred area. However, there is still disagreement within the health care industry regarding using lasers to treat scars and stretch marks and many physicians and plastic surgeons believe that lasers cannot treat stretch marks.

In summary, the stretch mark remover procedures detailed above are all proven to work to varying degrees, depending on the person’s skin type, age of the stretch marks, and available budget.  The least pricey of the stretch mark removal techniques are the creams and lotions, which fade existing stretch marks and give them the opportunity to blend in with the surrounding skin.  This technique is one of the most pain-free treatments and should be considered first — you may just be very pleased with the results while saving your hard-earned dollars!

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One Response to “The Most Effective Stretch Mark Remover”

  1. Cynthia says:

    So many ways on how to remove stretch marks. Lotions, creams are helping in reducing the appearance of the marks but not totally disappears. Laser surgery can be the way in removing those marks in your body. Its depends of your budget as well.

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