Stretch marks on the skin appear with a sharp increase in skin tension, so they are often pregnancy companions. Stretching occurs in the dermis, the middle of the three layers of the skin, so it is not as easy to deal with them as with defects on the surface of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. There is no one-size-fits-all method for preventing or getting rid of stretch marks, but by following certain guidelines, you can reduce your risk of developing them.
Use a special cream for stretch marks, such a cream contains substances that can penetrate deeper layers of the skin than conventional moisturizers. Start using this cream early on. When choosing a cream, pay attention to the composition, there should ideally be such ingredients as vitamins A and E, collagen, elastin, glycolic acid, emu oil, liposomes and aloe vera gel.
Drink plenty of fluids. Eat foods such as fish, nuts, vegetables and fruits, as well as all foods containing fatty acids and vitamins A, B, C, D, E. These vitamins have a beneficial effect on the skin, increase its elasticity.
Use a bandage during pregnancy and after childbirth to prevent excessive stretching of the skin and muscles.
To avoid stretch marks on your breasts, be sure to wear a bra during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Many experts advise using a bra also at night, but don't forget. that the bra should be without underwire.
To get rid of recently appeared stretch marks can be helped by the procedure of water-layer wraps. This course usually consists of 6-12 sessions. As a result, the skin tone increases, the active components of medicinal algae penetrate into the deep layers of the skin and have a healing and regenerating effect on the damaged areas.
Fresh and small stretch marks can be treated with ultrasound or ozone therapy. Old and large stretch marks are unlikely to be completely eliminated, but with the help of a laser, they can be significantly reduced.
The course of mesotherapy is also aimed at getting rid of or reducing stretch marks on the skin. At the same time, with the help of microinjections, a certain set of useful substances is introduced into the deep layers of the skin, which trigger active metabolic processes, as a result of which stretch marks are completely or partially absorbed.
The best option is to contact a specialist as early as possible. Perhaps you will be assigned an individual set of measures to get rid of stretch marks. Remember that it is not always possible to get rid of stretch marks completely, just as preventive measures do not always help. However, prevention is always cheaper, requires less effort and is often effective, so do not neglect the above recommendations.