Stretch Marks, How To Fight Them?

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Stretch marks, how to fight them. Suffering stretch marks in distinct parts of the body is very common. Not only in the case of women as is often believed. Men can also have this type of skin scars in areas such as the arms and back. Generally caused by sudden skin stretching, Stretch marks are not annoying, and they are highly natural. Still, many people do not like having them, so today, I bring you a post dedicated entirely to different processes to reduce their depth and, sometimes, even to end them.

Types Of Stretch Marks And Causes

Before delving into the different procedures, it is essential to know what stretch marks are, what causes them, and the different types.

A stretch mark is nothing more than a scar in the form of a line of different sizes produced by a skin stretching is associated with a lack of elasticity and hydration.  It can by the hormonal changes associated with puberty, the sudden growth that some adolescents suffer, known as “the growth spurt”, the increase in the size of the belly of pregnant women, a rapid weight gain or an alteration in the process of collagen formation, among other reasons.

As I mentioned before, both men and women can have these marks. However, in the case of the former, it is common for stretch marks to appear on the chest abdomen, especially during pregnancy, on the buttocks and buttocks, while men usually have them on their arms and back.

In addition, to choose the correct treatment in each case, it is necessary to know the specific type of stretch mark you have:

Reddish to Purple in Tone

  • Reddish to purple in tone these are the most recent stretch marks and, therefore, the easiest to remove. The red colour that characterizes them is synonymous with the fact that there is still blood flow in the area, facilitating their disappearance.
  • White or greyish stretch marks have been on the skin for a longer time, so it is more challenging to get rid of them.

The Best Treatment Against Stretch Marks Is Correct Prevention

As in most skin problems and other types of conditions. It is much easier to prevent the appearance of stretch marks than to reduce their appearance or eliminate them once they are already visible. For this, it is crucial to avoid those factors that can trigger its appearance (in the case of pregnancy. It is more complicated, but certain creams can be used during it so that its formation is minimal). Follow a healthy and balanced diet and take deep care of the skin. They are hydrating it properly. It must also consider that stretch marks are caused by a breakdown of the dermis collagen and elastin fibres, so it is essential to use products with compounds that help regenerate these elements frequently.

It is also advisable to use certain active ingredients that are effective in preventing stretch marks, such as jojoba oil, rich in essential fatty acids, olive oil and avocado oil. Estella Asiatica, rich in organic silicon and regenerating; the rosehip, with a high content of lipids and healing properties; shea butter, without forgetting vitamins C, E and F.

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Aesthetic Treatments To Eliminate Stretch Marks

But, as it is not always possible to prevent their appearance, there are also specific procedures to eliminate stretch marks, some fast and straightforward, such as pressotherapy, and others somewhat more invasive. The main treatments used in aesthetic medicine to reduce the intensity of stretch marks are:

  • Electroporation: this treatment. Also known as mesotherapy, consists of the infiltration of different active ingredients capable of stimulating the production of collagen and restructuring. The dermis by reaching the innermost layers with electromagnetic waves. It is practical, above all, in the most recent stretch marks.
  • CO2 fractional laser: the heat shot with this type of laser helps stimulate collagen production and generate new layers of skin.
  • Chemical peeling: offers an exfoliating and regenerating action. This treatment agreed with acids such as glycolic, lactic, pyruvic, salicylic or retinoic acid.


  • Pressotherapy as I mentioned earlier. This is a non-invasive technique that, through the use of a compression suit with air chambers, eliminates fluid retention. Stimulates the lymphatic system and improves blood circulation, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood and, therefore, increasing tissue nutrition. Reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
  • Radiofrequency: bipolar and monopolar. Which consists of heating the affected area from the outer layers to the inner ones to help produce collagen and elastin and improve blood circulation.

Home Remedies Capable Of Reducing Its Intensity

As you know. I always like to give you a more natural and homemade option to treat your conditions and this time. It was not going to be less. So take note of these ingredients capable of helping combat stretch marks.

  • Sweet almond oil rich in vitamin E. It provides excellent elasticity to the skin.
  • Coconut oil: soothing properties, ideal both to prevent the appearance of stretch marks and treat them.
  • Flaxseed oil has a high gratified omega-3 fatty acids and the ability to stimulate collagen production.
  • Olive oil: rich in antioxidants capable of healing the skin. The best way to apply it is warm and rub the area with stretch marks with a cotton cloth.
  • Rosehip oil has high healing power.
  • White sugar is a beneficial ingredient as an exfoliant. Mix it with almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice, and you will get a perfect paste to exfoliate. The area with stretch marks.
  • Horsetail has silicon in its formulation, with beneficial regenerating properties to eliminate it.
  • Aloe vera gel has vitamins C and E, which promote collagen generation and provide excellent elasticity to the skin.

Shea Butter

  • Shea Butter softens and improves the appearance of the skin; in addition, it moisturizes in depth.
  • Lemon juice: its high vitamin C content stimulates collagen production and improves the appearance of it.
  • Potato juice is rich in vitamins and minerals that help grow the epidermis cells.

In addition, it is always essential to maintain good hydration. Not only on the skin through creams or oils but also on the entire body through water intake.

It is imperative to love ourselves as we are, of course. But it is not wrong that we want to end certain scars or marks on our skin. As is the case with stretch scripts. Although I always prefer, as you know, natural treatments.

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