Unstretch my strechmarks
You can un-stretch your stretch marks. We do like to think about how they got there. For some they came with youth, and with some it's related to weight changes, like in pregnancy. Genetics mostly is why some of us get stretch marks, but pace and amount of weight gain is part of why some women get these and others do not. The number of pregnancies, the amount of fluid, the physical pressures all contribute to stretchmarks as you grow for the 9 months. But the care you gave your abdomen will affect it as well. Did you try creams as you go? Sleep and stress have some part as well. definitely poor nutrition is not good for the skin. Some creams have been shown to work better than others, but whether there's one most effective skin cream, we're still testing. Stria are essentially stretched skin from collagen shrinking and contracting in the stripped area. To improve the area you need to regrow the collagen and to some extent, remodel it. Using the Palomar StarLux 500 Laser 1540 this patient had an excellent result after she was treated just three times. Now with more advanced technology Palomar lasers, and the newest Hada Cosmetic Medicine protocols, even more scaring and the older white marks can be treated. The treatment sessions are very tolerable. After the first 6 hours, the treatment area will show some pinkness to the skin, there may be some swelling. No situps, no hot tubs, TV and that page turner are about the right activities. Right as skin gets treated there may be a tiny bit of skin blanching, but from your vantage point you’ll not likely see that. Most patients with older stretch marks take up to 3 to 6 months after treatment to see improvement, if they are new and bright red the way these were, they respond right away. Stretch marks of the breast, the back, the thighs, the abdomen can all be treated. We can use the infrared laser head to tighten skin as well, whether three are stretch marks or not, and the IPL laser to get rid of the brightest fuchsia of the newer ones. IPL lasers can also be used to treat abnormal hair growth, or lighten the midline darkening some women have. These problems may not be a dramatic medical issue for you, but it might be nice to treat them anyway.