|Don't look back. You're not going that way. - Barbara Johnson|
|Home Acne Eczema (Dermatitis) Psoriasis Cold Sores Canker Sores Stretch Marks|
Stretch Marks. Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Cure.
Find a medication for Stretch Marks.
Stretch marks are a normal part of puberty and often occur in pregnant women. When a person grows or gains weight rather quickly, it causes tiny tears in the dermis layer of the skin, resulting in a scar. At first, it may appear reddish or purplish and have a different texture from surrounding skin. Over time stretch marks can fade in color and almost disappear, however if left untreated they will remain. Keeping the skin hydrated with lotion or moisturizer can help accelerate the fading and prevent more occurrences.
Stretch marks are prone to appear:
Research is contradictory in the prevention of stretch marks. Most studies maintain that creams and lotions cannot prevent stretch marks, although many people find success with certain creams. At any rate, the best way to treat stretch marks is to prevent them. Here are some helpful suggestions:
How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks
Recent studies have found that it is possible to remove stretch marks (or at least, reduce them) with laser treatment and regular application of creams containing retinoic acid. More extreme measures may include chemical peels or the use of an Endermologie machine, a device that uses rollers and gentle suctioning to deeply massage stretch-marked areas. The simple approach is to wait for the stretch marks to fade on their own.
Problem Skin Medication
More Skin Conditions
Send Site To A Friend Suggestions/Comments Link To Our Site Go To The Site Map Go To Related Links
Tell Us About A Broken Link Contact Information
The information published on this web site is for entertainment purposes only and is in no way intended to dispense medical opinion or advice or to be a substitute for professional medical care, whether advice, diagnosis or treatment, by a medical practitioner. If you feel ill or have a medical issue, you should consult a health care professional.