The Treatment Methods for Successful Stretch Mark Removal
For those who want to keep their skin clear and smooth looking, stretch marks are an avowed enemy. They show up resembling zebra like scars that vary in length and depth. They are found in various parts of the body such as the abdomen, breasts, buttocks, legs, and upper arms. Weight gain and rapid growth are the usual culprits for the existence of stretch marks. The skin has a middle layer named the dermis, and after being stretched to a certain point, its elasticity breaks down which causes the stretch mark to appear.
This being the case, what can be done?
Fortunately, there are options to choose from.
Today's Available Stretch Mark Treatment Options
Surgery is the route to take if you are willing to take the hit on the bank account. For the stomach there is abdominoplasy surgery, or better known as the 'tummy tuck.' It improves the appearance of the stretch marks by tightening and contouring the stomach walls which removes excess fat and skin. However the surgery is invasive and expensive with a long and probable painful recovery time.
A second option for surgery would be what's called laser treatment. These cosmetic lasers shoot energy that is absorbed into the dermal layer of your skin and stimulates the production of new collagen. The skin plumps by the collagen thickening, which then fills in the stretch mark from below. The downside to laser treatment is that it is only mainly effective on immature stretch marks that are still red in color.
At best a 20 to 50% improvement using these surgical procedures is the most likely result from what would be successive trips to the doctor's office on top of shelling out a few thousand dollars.
Turning to non-surgical procedures, microdermabrasion is an attractive option due to its pain-free aftermath and cost efficient price tag. One can have it done at a beauty spa or use the at home method of a microdermabrasion cream. The procedure involves using abrading microcrystals to wear down and eliminate the very top layer of the skin. The original stretch mark covered skin is replaced by a newer and healthier skin created by the triggering of collagen and elastin production.
BIOSKINEXFOL is an especially effective microdermabrasion skin care cream to improve and eliminate the appearance of stretch marks. The dermabrasion cream works by regenerating skin cells that produces the effect of resurfacing the skin. What makes this work is the natural serum in this cream. It comes from a small creature's innate immune system that enhances the protective strategies of the innate immune system of human skin. That creature is none other than the humble garden snail. Its serum mixed with all natural ingredients produce truly effective results for stretch mark removal.
Published July 1st, 2010
Filed in Health