Stretch marks are long, narrow streaks, stripes, or lines that develop on the skin, some deeper than others. They can occur on various parts of the body including the stomach, thighs, hips, breasts, upper arms, and lower back. Pregnancy, rapid weight loss or weight gain and puberty can lead to the formation of stretch marks.
We at MySkinCare.in may also refer you to dermatologists for advice and interventional treatments such as injections (Hylase and Triamcinolone Acetate Solutions) and new fractional laser technologies (Fractional Lasers 1540 wavelengths and CO2 laser) that help a great deal in the treatment of various types of scars.
We recommend starting with speaking to our in-house dermatologists who can guide you with a number of at-home treatments that will minimize the appearance of stretch marks and prevent them from increasing any further.
Frequently Asked Questions
Though many options are recommended, there is variable evidence to prove most of the methods suggested for stretch mark prevention. There is a racial predisposition for tendency towards having stretch marks.
There are many options to make the stretch marks look significantly better, but they may not go away 100% in most people, although significant improvement can be achieved in early pinkish scars, the older scars may not show a great improvement, but still respond to treatment.
There are many options depending on the type of stretch marks other than the products recommended here. Therapy options like 1540 fractional laser, micro-needling, exfoliative therapies, and many others may help as per the condition. Some more invasive options like thread lifts are also known to work in stretch mark prone skin.