There are very many people who are too worried about how stretch marks make them look and they don’t known what to do about it. Most of them are too self conscious and they feel greatly embarrassed even when the stretch marks are in parts of the body where only they know that they exist. This in turn affects many areas of their lives and sometimes their social lives get to be greatly affected. One of the ways to deal with this problem is toning down your stretch mark sin order to make them less apparent as you look for other ways to deal with them.
No complete treatment
One thing you must be clear about is that apart from surgery, there may well not be any treatments that will bring compete healing to the part of your skin that has been damaged by stretch marks. Most of the other treatment methods are best used to disguise your stretch marks such that they become less apparent. What you must remember however is that stretch marks are not really a life threatening condition and they will not harm you in any particular way. All forms of stretch mark treatments are done so for purely cosmetic reasons.
No insurance cover
Simply because any form of stretch mark removal treatment is dome for purely cosmetic reasons you must be prepared to pay for any related expenses from your pocket because there is no insurance policy that covers their treatment. Those who choose to go through surgery usually spend great amounts of money which are out of reach for most ordinary people. The good news is that there are simple ways to disguise your stretch marks that will minimize their appearance very effectively.
- Chemical peels: This is a popular way of disguising your stretch marks where a practitioner applies a weak chemical mask on the top layer of your skin. The chemical erodes the affected skin and this creates room for the development of mew skin cells. What appears after that is a youthful skin with stretch marks completely reduced in their sizes. You will need more than one treatment in order for you to be successful with good results.
- Laser surgery: The other effective means of toning down your stretch marks is the use of laser surgery. This form of treatment could be a little more expensive because you will need up to six treatments in order for you to see desirable results. Laser treatment for stretch marks will be more effective when it is done on newer stretch marks before they become too old. Laser treatment is also able to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin which can regenerate the growth of news skin.
You must be careful when choosing stretch mark treatment methods because not many of them will live up to the claims they make. Some people may opt for creams but they must be used consistently over a long period of time for any desirable results to be seen.