NATURAL TREATMENT OF STRETCH MARKS (STRIAE)
STRETCH MARKS (STRIAE)
Characteristics of stretch marks
Stretch marks or Striae are parallel bands of the skin that usually appear in the belly, chest, buttocks, hips, knee joint and thighs, following rupture of the connective tissue fibers that make themselves visible in the epidermis.
Initially they present a reddish purple shade that, over time, become white. Stretch marks remove the hair that could be on them.
They constitute a problem affecting not only to women but also to men and, unlike the wrinkles that come with age, they are also found in young individuals of both sexes.
Although they are not risky for health, they constitute an unesthetic problem that can be very disturbing for many people.
Symptoms of stretch marks
The main symptoms of striae are: Purple lines in the skin turning lighter, scarring like marks, bands like white scars, no hair lines, soft lines when touched, etc
Causes of stretch marks
- Pregnancy: (striae gravidarum) An increased volume in pregnancy with the consequent stretching of the skin is one of the most common causes in the appearance of stretch marks.
Tips to avoid stretch marks
There are a number of techniques or resources that can help reduce stretch marks. Among them we could mention:
- Moisturing creams for striae: It is also recommended the use of some natural cream to moisturize the body by promoting their resilience.
- Internal skin hydration: Hydration should be also internally, drinking plenty of water (Drink about three liters in summer and a couple in winter)
Treatment of stretch marks
In general, striae represent more an aesthetic problem than a medical question because they respond normally to a sudden stretch of the skin, as occurs in pregnancy, weight changes or growth. In case not having a possible reason, we recommend a visit to the doctor in order to diagnose the real cause.
There are some medical treatments to remove striae or to improve their appearance (dermabrasion, laser treatments, retinoid treatments., fractional laser resurfacing, tummy tuck, etc)
More information about stretch marks and their natural treatment in the listing above.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.