Stretch Marks Treatments
Skin is the largest organ in the human body which plays an important role in protecting it. The skin has the ability to enlarge and dwindle when needed. The skin is strong and elastic but the quick expansion and contraction of the skin can cause stretch marks.
Not everyone develops stretch marks. There are some people who are at the risk of developing it. It appears due to various reasons. For some, hormonal imbalance is a cause of developing these narrow bands on skin.
Stretch marks are lines or bands on the skin formed due to the expansion of the skin's connecting tissues. When it expands too far, some of its collagen fibers break and this makes the underlying blood vessels visible. This leaves red Atrophic and Depressed Scars. These superficial scars usually do not go away. The stretch marks are not painful but can affect a person's self-confidence or self-esteem.
What are the causes of stretch marks?
Stretch marks can occur in people of all ages. It is not exactly known why some people get stretch marks and why others do not.
Are stretch marks permanent?
Stretch marks are common that usually fade after some time, but it doesn't disappear completely. Treatments to remove stretch marks can help to reduce the stretch marks to a great extent.
What are treatments for stretch marks?
There are some treatments which help to reduce stretch marks to a certain extent. They are:
It is not possible to prevent stretch marks completely, but following a healthy lifestyle, drinking plenty of water, avoiding rapid weight gains and losses during pregnancy time and maintaining a healthy diet can reduce the risk of developing stretch marks. Daily massage with coconut or olive oil etc., also prevents development of stretch marks to some extent.
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