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Stretch Marks: Do They Ever Really Go Away?
Stretch marks are one of those out-of-sight, out-of-mind things.
But when they’re NOT out-of-sight, it can be embarrassing, frustrating, and hit you where it hurts most… self-esteem and confidence.
Guess what? You’re not alone. Seventy percent of teenage girls get them, and 90% of pregnant women get them. Basically, if you have a sudden weight change for whatever reason…you may need to brace yourself for stretch marks.
So, when you’re in your swimsuit, it’s the middle of summer, and you want to reveal beautiful skin, feel sexy, attractive, and confident about your body…you may be thinking, “Do they ever go away? Am I bound to hiding and battling these pesky stripes forever?”
The answer is, no, you're not! With the right information and guidance, you can wipe them out effortlessly.
What Should I Do About My Stretch Marks?
Let’s get down to business. You have two options: you can embrace your body just as it is and be proud of your stretch marks. Or you can make a commitment, take action and do something about them once and for all.
Since you’re reading this post, I’m going to guess you’re opting for the latter. Good for you. This post is going to help you put a stretch mark removal plan in place ASAP.
What many people may not know is that stretch marks are scars. While scars have a nasty reputation of permanence, it is possible to remove them with modern medical scar treatment remedies. However, the ease and efficiency of treatment greatly depend on two things: the type of scar you have and how quickly you treat it. In this post, you’ll learn how best to treat and remove your specific type of stretch mark, and finally kiss them good-bye!
Do Stretch Marks Ever Go Away?
I’m sure you’ve heard that you can’t do anything about your stretch marks. The truth is, you can. However, you have to understand what they are, how they form, and what their classification is. Once you're equipped with the right knowledge and tools, you can make an informed decision about your treatment plan without losing hope, getting discouraged, spending a ton of money on solutions that don’t work, and resorting to painful and risky medical intervention.
How Do Stretch Marks Appear?
During a sudden expansion of skin, such as weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, puberty, or greater muscle mass, the skin rapidly expands. When the skin stretches, a deep tearing occurs underneath the skin. This tear is called a stretch mark. Stretch marks tend to form in areas where the skin expands like upper arms, back, hips, thighs, buttocks, breasts, or the belly. They can be red, white, translucent, blue, or purple. The skin of the stretch mark is also much thinner.
Why Do Stretch Marks Appear?
When a deep, thick layer of skin is stretched rapidly, the body attempts to produce collagen fibers to fill in the newly expanding areas to mend the damage. This newly formed skin was formed to repair rapid damage, so it comes in a different shape, texture, and color. The result? An irregular, colored line, that is also known as a scar.
Stretch marks have a visual life cycle. Immediately after rapid weight gain or weight loss, the newly formed stretch mark will appear red, a bit itchy, and possibly look inflamed. Through time, the stretch mark gets older and begins to fade into a white, translucent stripe. If you have a darker complexion, you may notice the shades shifting from blue to purple. Pregnancy stretch marks are the most common form of stretch marks, and one of the easiest to treat.
The Role Collagen Plays In Stretch Mark Removal
Increasing collagen production is the secret to reducing, fading, and removing stretch marks.
While collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, collagen production declines with rapid growth, and also with age. Collagen plays an absolutely essential role in skin repair, helping to hold and bind skin together, keeping it supple, elastic, and healthy. The whole reason a stretch mark forms is because the skin stretches too quickly, and collagen fibers break. The result? When the body’s collagen production is disrupted, it can not produce the necessary collagen fibers quickly enough to fill in the skin, so a scar forms.
Can I Remove My Type Of Stretch Mark?
When blood circulation is increased, blood vessels are strengthened. This improvement of blood flow leads the body to produce collagen. In turn, more collagen also equals more blood flow. It’s a win-win!
If you’re dealing with a new stretch mark - you’re in luck! Red, or newly formed, stretch marks can be treated immediately and these are the easiest to remove. The reason for this is because newly formed, or red-tinged, stretch marks have blood vessels present under the skin, which makes them more responsive to treatment.
If you wait too many years to finally treat your stretch marks, you have a bit more of a challenge on your hands. Older stretch marks, or white stretch marks, include narrower blood vessels. Narrow blood vessels make it harder to stimulate collagen production.
The most common conventional treatments to remove stretch marks include fractional laser therapy, retinoid creams, heavy moisturizers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or micro-needling. According to a Future Markets Insight study, the global stretch mark removal products market will account for $3 billion through 2030. While the leading stretch mark treatment contenders are topical creams, it will be organic and natural products that are driving the growth of this segment. Since the demand for natural, safe, and effective stretch mark treatment is rising, and so is innovation in this area. More on that in a moment.
Which Stretch Mark Treatment Is Best For Me?
When selecting a treatment option you have to make sure you’re treating your specific type of stretch mark, addressing deep scarring, and also selecting a pregnancy-safe solution.
For example, if you are pregnant retinoid creams are not recommended. Additionally, if you are opting for medical intervention like laser therapy or injections, remember to consider potential risks like discoloration, pain, and scaring. The stretch mark cream removal market is saturated with thousands of options. Many of which are either costly, toxic, and ineffective. Lastly, consider that many of today’s available treatments are expensive, as they’re not covered by health insurance and may require multiple doctor’s visits.
Can Creams Actually Help Remove Stretch Marks?
Topical stretch mark removal treatment creams do not work, and it can take years before you see just basic results. The best a stretch mark removal cream can do is help increase skin moisture temporarily, and speed up the “lightening” process of the colored stretch mark. This quickens the transition from a red, bright mark into a less noticeable, white, and translucent scar.
The main reason that topical stretch mark creams don't work is because the origin of the stretch mark is in the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. This means that to successfully remove a stretch mark, you must treat the connective tissue fibers of the skin, and increase collagen and elastin production. Increasing collagen and elastin production will promote the regeneration of skin, improve its appearance, and reduce stretch marks.
Pregnancy Stretch Marks: Do They Ever Really Go Away?
If you’re dealing with a newly formed reddish stretch mark, such as a pregnancy stretch mark, you can skip the topical stretch mark cream treatment altogether. A newly formed stretch mark, such as a pregnancy stretch mark, still has blood vessels under the skin. This means that the quicker you treat the dermis, the better the stretch mark will respond to treatment.
Can Silicone Pads Make My Stretch Marks Go Away?
Did you know…
Since stretch marks are scars, you can treat stretch marks just as you would treat basic scar removal.
For years, medical doctors and surgeons have successfully used silicone to treat and remove scars that appear after invasive surgical procedures.
The process is simple.
When silicone is placed directly onto the skin, it creates a seal between the deeper skin layers and the silicone pad. This is called occlusion. Occlusion is a unique microclimate that stimulates blood circulation, collagen production, and elastin. The result? Hydration and moisture are pulled from deeper skin layers to the surface skin layers, and stretch marks blend into the surrounding skin, flatten and diminish.
Leading skincare companies like Dermaclara have formulated and patented the same silicone technology that doctors use for scar removal. Now silicone pads for stretch marks are hypoallergenic, affordable, functional, and accessible to anyone, anywhere.
Can You Permanently Remove Stretch Marks?
When using Dermaclara Beauty Silicone Fusion™ patches, you’ll notice a visible improvement in your stretch marks after just one hour. In clinical trials, women saw a significant improvement in the appearance of stretch marks in just 1 week. Over time, results will be cumulative which will give skin an overall plump and healthy look.
Ready to Make Your Stretch Marks Go Away With Silicone Fusion™ Patches?
Red, new, or pregnancy stretch marks are great candidates for Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ patches. They’re a pregnancy-safe, chemical-free, all-natural solution that works fast! Pregnant moms will love that the Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ patches have an increased surface area by 60% for beautiful baby bumps, breasts, sides, and thighs. They work on any skin type, are residue-free, and safe for all fabrics and clothing. Plus, they are the biggest patches on the market.
Those with a darker complexion and darker stretch marks, as well as those with older stretch marks, can also get great results. However, since greater collagen production is demanded with these types of stretch marks, more time and consistency is required to get results.
One of the best ways to stop stretch marks in their tracks is to prevent them from appearing in the first place. Silicone pads are a great preventative treatment. Regardless of age, gender, or skin color you can use Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ patches to maintain healthy moisture levels in the skin, increase skin elasticity, smoothness, and collagen production.
How To Make Stretch Marks Go Away In 4 Simple Steps
Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ are one of the most preferred stretch mark treatment options because they're an effective alternative to injections, laser treatments, chemicals, or surgery.
They are also clinically proven to painlessly treat stretch marks and scars in the comfort of your own home.
Here's how to use silicone patches for best results:
For best results, use Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ patches daily and continuously.
STEP #1 - BEGIN WITH PREPPING YOUR SKIN
Clean your skin of oil, dirt, sweat with your preferred cleanser. Try Claraprep™ for best results.
Claraprep gently exfoliates the skin, reveals a clearer complexion, restores a youthful glow, re-volumizes skin, and locks in moisture for a more hydrated and smoother skin appearance!
STEP 2 - APPLY YOUR SILICONE PATCH
Place Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ patches adhesive side down to the treatment area. It’s important to cover the stretch mark all the way to ensure that it is not exposed to air or other elements during the silicone treatment process. For better results, use silicone pads for up to 8 hours at one time, such as during sleep or when working from home.
STEP 3 - CLEAN YOUR SILICONE PATCH
Rinse Patches using warm water and Patch Prep™ to remove dead skin and oils to repair adhesive.
Proprietary Patch Prep™ Formula is engineered and designed to Re-activate adhesive properties in-between treatments, remove dead skin, oils, and sweat in-between treatments for perfect storage, and increase patch reusability by 50%.
STEP 4 - STORE THE PATCH
After Patches air dry, place patches adhesive side down on textured backing card, store for later use in a resealable pouch.
Ready to Regain Your Confidence & Self-Esteem?
If you’re ready to make your stretch marks go away, don’t put off getting treatment a single day longer. Why suffer in silence when you don’t have to? With medical-grade Silicone Fusion™ technology, accessible at your fingertips you can feel sexy again, have more confidence, and have beautiful stretch-mark-free curves. The truth is that you deserve to look and feel beautiful no matter your age, gender, skin color, or stretch mark type. Try Dermaclara’s Enhanced Silicone Fusion™ stretch mark patches today and get FREE SHIPPING.