Best Treatment For Stomach Stretch MarksMay 05, 2017
When you look in the mirror, do you see stretch marks staring back at you? If your waistline has experienced weight gain, your skin has likely been put to the test. The more mass your skin is required to cover in a short amount of time, the more likely it is to lose elasticity, which, in turn, produces those unwelcome, unsightly tinted lines known as stretch marks.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
It's not uncommon for stretch marks to appear after a person experiences fairly rapid weight gain. When the skin is stretched beyond the surface area it's traditionally covered, certain proteins become taxed and unable to hold their weight, so to speak, in light of the body's changing shape and size.
Weight gain may result from any number of changes in your life, including pregnancy, stress, medical conditions, medication, lack of exercise, or other factors. Unfortunately, the cause of the resulting stretch marks seldom matters, as each grayish, brownish, or pinkish line is an unwelcome reminder of the extra pounds you put on.
Which Proteins Counteract Stretch Marks?
For the most part, collagen and elastin are the two proteins that concern themselves keeping your skin taut, firm, and youthful. The aging process and sudden weight gain can cause your body to need more of these proteins than your body is able to produce in a quick fashion.
Both collagen and elastin are made of fibroblast cells, which live in the second layer of the skin, known as the dermis. When these special cells are activated, they boost the body's production of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for healing the skin and helping to maintain its structural integrity. Fibroblast cells are the darlings of the cosmetic industry because it's their job to power the proteins that help your skin connected, strong, and flexible.
When your fibroblast cells, and resulting collagen and elastin production, are suffering as a result of weight gain, your body needs a little help. Peptides and hyaluronic acids are both known to activate fibroblast cells, sending boosts of skin-healing proteins on their way to damaged areas. Browse through our blogs to learn more!
Are There Products Available to Counteract Stretch Marks?
Yes! Thanks to modern technology, we now have a better understanding of the ingredients your body needs to look its best. Silicone Fusion Technology is a great place to start if you're trying to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Dermaclara's clarafuse, for example, is designed to create a microclimate beneath the protective layer of medical grade silicone, allowing the skin to receive optimal moisture and TLC while the delicate, stretched skin heals.
Before applying a Silicone Fusion Treatment pad, be sure to thoroughly cleanse the area with a gentle, hydrating cleanser. Claraprep is cream cleanser that's formulated with natural ingredients that are known to be kind to skin, yet tough on dirt and oil. It contains glycerin and eucalyptus, both of which help sooth the skin and promote cell maturation and turnover.
For best results, apply a peptide-infused serum such as claraline after you remove the silicone pads. The hyaluronic acid will go to work plumping and rejuvenating the skin, while the peptides, vitamins, and nutrients will help your dermis restore the elements it lost while it was being stretched out.
A high quality Silicone Fusion Treatment can do amazing things to heal your delicate skin. Dermaclara offers Silicone Fusion Technology that's specially designed to tighten and soothe skin while smoothing out the wrinkles, stretch marks, and imperfections caused by weight gain.