Stretch marks are particularly a problem for pregnant or obese women. Stretch marks occur when your body undergoes a sudden change in its composition of fat, get too thin or fat too fast and your skin doesn’t quite catch up to these changes hence the appearance of stretched skin can been seen on select places on your body.
So how do you prevent stretch marks? That depends. It can be a genetic factor and sometimes it can be due to sudden changes in your body that directly affect the presence of stretch marks. Pregnant women and people who are undergoing a heavy workout routine tend to develop stretch marks both because of physiological changes that their bodies are going through, so in a manner of speaking sometimes it cannot be entirely avoided.
The effectivity of treatment is not an issue in terms of well, being effective, rather it’s the time it takes for you to finally treat yourself.
Can It Be Prevented?
Stretch marks can be treated so long as you take and make use of the time given to you. It can be prevented from worsening by using topical creams and peels; hence the for even non-invasive surgery shouldn’t be needed.
If you develop stretch marks after gaining or losing weight; there are two solutions to that problem. Either you lose or gain weight at a much slower pace by adjusting your diet or properly look over your body and treat stretch marks as soon as you see them appearing. In this case, it’s all about considering which one of these choices you want more: to be more fat or skinny, or to have stretch mark-free skin.
Pregnant women on the other hand have a more likely chance of getting stretch marks due to hormonal changes in their bodies and how it ultimately returns back to normal when the pregnancy is done. Stretch mark treatment after a pregnancy is treatable but it might have some health issues, especially if you’re thinking of breastfeeding your child.
Also, stretch marks along with other conditions such as cellulite have a genetic factor involved. Sometimes women even after pregnancy don’t develop stretch marks or receive far less after their pregnancies.
Creams and Non-Invasive Surgery
Creams and laser-based surgery are the only workable means that guarantee varying levels of success when it comes to stretch marks. The use of topical moisturizers coupled with proper cardiovascular fitness can give you better results.
Wrinkle creams are accessible as they are plenty; they’re relatively cheap and you can get them off most pharmacies. One thing to take note though is if you have previous allergies that could respond negatively to retinol in certain concentrations.
There are some promises with laser treatment in the recent years but it can be quite expensive so unless you want to invest in expensive treatments, immediate medication must be made.
Again, avoiding surgery at all costs is why people consider on treating stretch marks as early as possible.