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It’s understandable if you are not very comfortable with stretch marks, thus leading you to look for an avenue to get rid of them. However, in order for this to be very effective, you need to have a little background knowledge.
The first thing you need to know is that in order to remove stretch marks, you need to help your skin repair itself. Sometimes, it may also be necessary to try and remove the top layer of the skin (the one that has the scars) so as to allow the bottom layers to synthesize new skin that looks smoother and more even in terms of color.
This means that one of the things that you can do to get rid of stretch marks is to make use of dermabrasion. As the name would suggest, dermabrasion imply involves abrading the skin carefully, so as to expose the bottom layers.
The lower layers of the skin normally replicate very fast and lead to formation of new skin that is devoid of scars. However, scars that are too deep may not respond to this, and you may need to seek new methods if you find that the skin isn’t responding to that.
You can also try and make the skin more effective at self-repair. This means providing the skin with the right environment to try and coax it to repair itself. For instance, you could try and make use of skin-specific vitamins such as Vitamin E and some Vitamin A derivatives.
These work to increase the rate at which the skin repairs itself by providing the right nutrients and enzymes needed for this. The various creams and ointments that are meant for removal of stretch marks are normally rich in these substances and certainly can help you out.
The above mechanisms are very easy to use as well as effective to get rid of stretch marks. Products such as creams can easily be bought over the counter, while dermabrasion can be done by a beautician. If these don’t work however, you would have to consult a dermatologist.
Such a professional can analyze your skin and come up with a solution that is customized to your case, which will work very well in such a scenario. A good dermatologist will also be able to give you a good idea of the best that you can get in terms of treatment of stretch marks.
There are some severe instances where stretch marks can’t be completely gotten rid of and knowing if yours in such a category, this can help you avoid wasting time and money. Generally though, most stretch marks can be completely treated.