Just like a beautiful sunset fading into the sky, stretch marks shift from brighter hues to darker hues, and then eventually fade into the horizon of your skin.
Let’s face it - the skin changes over time and life events have an impact on our appearance. From wrinkles and sunspots to scars and stretch marks, there’s no escaping the effects of time on our skin.
If you’re anything like me, you love to look beautiful. It’s important to you because you know you deserve to feel great! As women, our need for beautiful skin that is free of unsightly marks, flaws, and damage is a deep need to take good care of and nurture ourselves, so that we can shine brightly.
Guess what? This post is all you’re going to need to do that!
If one of your biggest skincare concerns is purple stretch marks, I want you to stop suffering in silence, sink in the information in this post, and take the steps necessary to pull yourself out of despair!
You deserve beautiful, stretch-mark-free skin, and I’m going to help you get it.
In this post, you’ll learn:
1. Purple Stretch Marks - What Are They
2. Why The Heck Do I Have Purple Stretch Marks?
3. Can I Get Rid Of Purple Stretch Marks?
4. How Long Will It Take To Get Rid of Purple Stretch Marks
5. Natural Remedies to Fade Purple Stretch Marks
6. The #1 Routine to Get Rid Of Purple Stretch Marks For Good
7. Can I Prevent Purple Stretch Marks
Purple Stretch Marks - What Are They
If you’ve recently had a baby or are pregnant, gained quite a bit of weight with all this extra sitting around we’re doing these days, had a growth spurt, or rapidly increased your muscle size through weight lifting - voila! Your skin has stretched quickly and stretch marks have come to pay you an unwelcome visit.
Before you go to war with them, understand that you actually have a scar. When the skin stretches quickly, it tears. Connective fibers under the skin cannot produce the necessary elasticity to keep up with the rapid expansion. These connective tissues are made up of collagen, which is a natural building block of skin. If there is not enough collagen and elastin present to deal with this new disruption, the connecting fibers simply split apart and rupture with the new skin expansion. The result? The skins attempt to offer support and healing - via a scar!
Why The Heck Do I Have Purple Stretch Marks?
When the dermis tears there is increased inflammation and a higher presence of blood vessels appearing in the newly disrupted skin. This is the initial phase of a stretch mark and will be indicated by a reddish or purple stretch mark hue. If you have a lighter skin tone, your scar will be leaning more towards a red color and later change into a purple stretch mark color, eventually fading into white or silver.
The healing capacity of a stretch mark or scar is indicated by its varying degrees of color. Let me explain. While a stretch mark may initially start off as purple, as the blood vessels fade and the inflammatory response eases up, white or silvery lines will replace the harsh colorful marks as the blood vessels shrink. So, the rule of thumb is that early stretch marks are typically red, pink, or purple and easier to treat, whereas the older they get the more difficult is to treat and remove them.
Can I Get Rid Of Purple Stretch Marks?
When purple stretch marks appear on your thighs, breast, stomach, bum, back, or abdomen, you have three problems on your hands. Firstly, collagen structure has been altered. Second, elastin has been diminished. Lastly, swelling or inflammation is present in the skin tissues.
If you’re dealing with purple stretch marks - I have good news for you. Purple stretch marks are easier to get rid of than white ones. If your stretch marks are purple, that means there are still blood vessels in the surface layer of the skin.
To put it simply, collagen and elastin strengthen blood vessels. Strengthening blood vessels improves blood flow, and increases the body’s ability to make more collagen.
To treat purple stretch marks it is essential to increase collagen, elastin, and blood flow.
How Long Will It Take To Get Rid of Purple Stretch Marks?
How long it takes to get rid of stretch marks is dependent on multiple factors such as treatment methods, lifestyle choices, skin color, and commitment level.
Purple Stretch Mark Treatment vs. Removal
Not all purple stretch mark treatments were created equal. Some over-the-counter products are designed to speed up the discoloration process of a stretch mark to help it fade. However, these treatments don’t actually do anything to remove the stretch mark. Most often creams, oils, serums, and other topical treatments will help to speed up the process of a purple stretch mark turning white or silver, thus making it less visible and fading it into the background of the skin.
Lifestyle & Purple Stretch Mark Removal
Lifestyle choices also greatly impact purple stretch mark removal. Just as with any scar, exposing stretch marks to the sun can pigment them. Avoid high sun exposure, and wear a high SPF sunscreen to protect your skin and your stretch marks from pigmenting and increasing the scar's visibility. It’s also important to be mindful that our skin is greatly responsive to how we treat our bodies. Hydration and exercise help with blood flow, while foods high in antioxidants help regenerate skin, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. On the other hand, a lethargic lifestyle, too much caffeine, and alcohol deplete the skin of important minerals and interfere with the skin’s natural repair and healing processes.
Skin Color & Purple Stretch Mark Removal
While skin color won’t affect the development of a stretch mark, it will likely change its appearance. Stretch marks that develop on lighter skin will lean towards a pinkish hue. Stretch marks on darker skin will typically appear lighter than the natural skin color, making them appear more prominent. Therefore, it’s worth noting that certain stretch mark removal methods (like laser stretch mark removal) for darker-skinned individuals may result in skin discoloration.
Healing Stretch Marks From the Inside Out
Any type of real skin healing takes time. Commitment and consistency are necessary to get rid of purple stretch marks. The truth is that there are some products on the market that can improve the appearance of stretch marks in as little as one hour. We’ll get to that in just a moment. Treating stretch marks over time allows for cumulative results as plump and healthy skin requires healing at deeper skin layers, not just at the surface levels.
Let’s take a look at how you can get rid of purple stretch marks for good.
Natural Remedies to Fade Purple Stretch Marks
Are Natural Creams & Moisturizers Effective At Removing Stretch Marks?
Many stretch mark removal creams on the market aren’t actually safe for pregnancy and may cause nasty rashes and allergic reactions. But, can natural alternatives actually help, and are they really effective at removing stretch marks?
As we mentioned earlier, creams and moisturizers don’t actually solve the core problem of removing stretch marks. In fact, a recent University of Michigan Health System study found that most topical treatments designed to improve the appearance of stretch marks aren't evidence-based. The study discovered that the backbone of stretch mark removal lies in the skin's elastic fiber network, which is disrupted when the skin stretches. In other words, it’s essential to treat stretch marks by increasing collagen and elastin.
There are so many risks associated with medical intervention for stretch marks. From scaring, skin discoloration, allergic reactions, pain, and sensitivity, to soaring costs, dangerous injections, lasers, and chemicals. There’s a high demand for medical-grade stretch mark removal solutions that are safe, natural, and effective.
Have You Heard of Silicone Pads for Purple Stretch Mark Removal?
While silicone pads are somewhat new and advanced in their application for stretch mark removal, they are by no means new to scar removal. Doctors have been using silicone to successfully remove nasty and deep scarring from invasive surgical procedures for years.
Silicone pads solve the three main causes and problems of stretch marks. When placed onto the skin, a process called occlusion is created between the surface layer of the skin and the silicone. This unique microclimate stimulates collagen and elastin production, as well as blood flow. The result? With proper and consistent usage, stretch marks diminish and ultimately disappear!
When it was discovered that this same scar technology could be used to treat and remove stretch marks, new silicone products for stretch mark removal started to hit the marketplace. However, not all silicone patches are created equal. It’s important to look for all-natural, medical-grade, hypoallergenic, and clinically proven products that offer guaranteed results.
Let’s take a look at an easy, effective, and proven routine for stretch mark removal that you can start today!
The #1 Routine to Get Rid Of Purple Stretch Marks For Good
Step 1. Select a product you know you can trust.
Dermaclara’s Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ stretch mark patches are proven to reduce and fade stretch marks after just one use, using the same exact technology that surgeons use to fade scars.
Silicone Fusion™ technology locks in hydration and pulls moisture from deep within the skin’s layers to regulate collagen production, smooth uneven skin tone, and encourage healing.
Check out the amazing before and after results that women are getting with Dermaclara’s Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ stretch mark patches!
Step 2. Apply Dermaclara’s Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ stretch mark patches!
Watch the video below and see how to apply silicone fusion™ patches for purple stretch marks and boost the body’s own ability to produce collagen!
8 Quick, Simple, & Easy Steps to Remove Purple Stretch Marks With Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ Stretch Mark Patches!
- Clean skin thoroughly.
- Remove the protective backing.
- Place directly onto the skin.
- Keep on for at least 8 hours.
- Pull skin taut and gently peel off.
- Rinse and clean the patch.
- Air dry patch.
- Store patch on backing.
Step 3. Maintain Results & Prevent Stretch Mark Development
Any effective stretch mark removal routine includes skin protection and prevention. To maintain beautiful, stretch-mark-free skin it’s essential to find a good moisturizer that maintains and increases hydration in the treatment area, supports collagen production and skin healing.
Try the Claraline and Claratone combo!
Claraline infuses anti-inflammatory ingredients into the skin and reduces scarring.
When Claraline is applied with Claratone, the skin receives an extra boost through deeper product absorption. Claratone uses advanced micro pulsation to increase blood flow, support collagen production, and reduce inflammation.
Can I Prevent Purple Stretch Marks?
Purple stretch mark prevention is a part of greater lifestyle changes. To prevent more purple stretch marks from forming, use Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ stretch mark patches on an ongoing basis on areas that are prone to rapid skin expansion.
It’s also important to implement light, daily exercise in order to avoid rapid weight gain or loss. Prepare for possible rapid skin expansion with a diet full of skin-boosting nutrients like Vitamin C, D, & E, Omega 3’s and 6’s, as well as eating antioxidant-packed fruits and veggies like dark leafy greens, berries, and green tea.
If you haven’t heard of ceramides, they are also great to incorporate into your diet as they help to repair and restore the skin's natural barrier.
Try our BRAND NEW Ceramide Youth Elixir! It’s packed with Vitamin C, D, E, green tea leaf, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and collagen.
Youth Elixir is a drinkable collagen booster that improves your skin’s appearance and starts working immediately to refine and clarify your skin. You should see visible results in as little as two weeks.
Ready For a Trusted & Effective Purple Stretch Mark Removal Support System?
With these short, simple, quick, and effective tips for removing purple stretch marks, you should be welcoming beautiful, stretch mark-free skin in no time! The truth is that real healing, whether it’s on the inside or the outside, requires a little dedication, patience, and self-love - but it is 100% possible and worth it!
We’ve put together this guide for you here at Dermaclara based on our years of skincare research, clinical studies, technology, and innovation that is specifically tailored to help you get rid of purple stretch marks for good. We want to be your #1 support system on the path you’ve chosen to reveal beautiful skin because we know how to get you where you want to be!
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