Usually, stretch marks appear on the abdomen during pregnancy. But in some cases, stretch marks can occur with obesity, hormone treatment, in adolescence. The reasons why they appear are somehow connected with changes in hormonal levels. And this contributes to the fact that the skin loses its firmness and elasticity, becomes thin. As a result, internal tears appear - striae, popularly, stretch marks.
As a rule, a hereditary predisposition contributes to the appearance of stretch marks. Therefore, if any of your relatives suffered from stretch marks, you need to remember simple rules. Follow a diet: eat less sweets, include proteins in the diet, foods rich in fatty acids. Watch your weight carefully, a sharp jump can cause stretch marks. During pregnancy, wear a bandage, apply a special moisturizer to the skin of the abdomen, breasts, thighs.
Stretch marks are treated according to whether they are fresh or old. In the first case, the disposal process is, of course, easier. Although it is practically impossible to completely remove them.
With fresh stretch marks on the abdomen, peeling helps a lot. It exfoliates the top layer of the skin, causing it to renew itself and produce collagen. At the same time, deep peeling contributes to its faster renewal. Laser peeling helps peeling, this procedure is expensive and requires special preparation: two months before the start of the operation, it is necessary to apply nourishing creams containing vitamin C to the skin.
Mesotherapy is another way to get rid of stretch marks. It is the introduction of a special mixture of collagen, enzymes, plant extracts, vitamins under the skin. The composition, as a rule, is selected individually, depending on the old age and the number of stretch marks. Usually 7-10 procedures are performed.
You can get rid of small stretch marks on the abdomen with the help of various creams, gels, sprays, and also wraps. They contain collagen, elastin, vitamins B and C, extracts from algae and herbs. The systematic use of cosmetic preparations contributes to the fact that the skin becomes moisturized and elastic, stretch marks diminish and turn pale.
The most radical method of getting rid of stretch marks is surgery. It is used for old stretch marks when other methods cannot help. It consists in the removal of skin areas that are damaged by stretch marks, and the transplantation of new "patches".