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Hi friends.......

stretch marks in body is one of the major problems encountered by both the sex.....

how those can be removed??

expecting your answer.........
 

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Hi friends.......

stretch marks in body is one of the major problems encountered by both the sex.....

how those can be removed??

expecting your answer.........

Dear Sumis, I am reproducing an article which I read recently as answer to your question.

What Causes Stretch Marks?


Obviously, pregnancy stretches your belly's skin. But there's more to stretch marks than that.

Genetic factors may also play a role.

"Basically, if your mother had them, you're probably going to have them," says Leslie Baumann, MD, director of the University of Miami Cosmetic Center and author of The Skin Type Solution.

Stretch marks don't look the same on everyone. The appearance of stretch marks depends on the color of your skin; they can start out pink, reddish brown, brown, or dark brown, and fade over time to a more silvery color.

How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

When stretch marks show up, it's best to treat them as early as possible.
Research has focused on the early stages of stretch marks, when they are still red or purple and most readily respond to treatment,

Baumann explains. Once stretch marks pass the initial stage, when they are red or purple, to the later stages, where they become white or silver -- often with deep indentations -- they are much more challenging to treat.
"It is crucial to moisturize,"

Baumann says. "Skin becomes more pliant, more plasticized, and better able to stretch when it's well hydrated."


She recommends moisturizing three or four times a day with products that contain cocoa butter or shea butter as a prime ingredient.

Massage the moisturizer deep into breasts, belly, hips, and buttocks.


Many products claim to "repair" stretch marks. But only a few work, she says.


Here's a rundown of the products available for stretch mark removal and what they can -- and cannot -- do:

Wheat germ oil: There is not much scientific data on whether home remedies for stretch marks, such as wheat germ oil, can help. One recent study did find it helped improve stretch marks in their early phase.

Glycolic acid: Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid. It most likely works on stretch marks by boosting collagen production, Baumann says. Glycolic acid can also be administered in higher doses by a dermatologist.

Vitamin C: Certain formulations of vitamin C may also increase collagen production and help early-stage stretch marks, Baumann says.

For maximum effect, combine with glycolic acid. Supplements of Vitamin C may also be effective. She suggests 500 milligrams three times a day.


Peptide-containing products: Peptide-containing products are widely marketed as "repair" creams and are a waste of time and money, Baumann says. Despite commercial claims, there is no convincing data that these work.


Retinoids: Retinoids have been shown to be fairly effective in increasing collagen and elastic production during the early stages. But you should avoid them if you're pregnant or nursing.


Glycolic acid plus retinoids: Using these together may provide better results. But again, retinoids aren't used when you're pregnant or nursing.


Laser treatment: This popular treatment option is used by many dermatologists, and they are also being tried on stretch marks, as well.


"Lasers promote synthesis of healthy, new collagen, which has been damaged when stretch marks appear," says New York dermatologist Linda K. Franks, MD. She uses lasers at her practice to treat red/purple and white stretch marks.


For red and purple marks, Franks uses a vascular laser that targets swollen and inflamed blood vessels and helps with skin cell production and increased collagen production.


"Vascular lasers won't take away the superficial skin but will take away the redness," she says.


One laser that may help minimize older, more entrenched stretch marks is the fractionated laser, which hits tiny "fractions" of the skin, often in a grid-like pattern. Franks describes the process as "smudging" the lines of stretch marks, which makes them less distinct.


Just don't expect perfection.

"People are resigned to the fact that stretch marks are permanent and can't be fixed, but there are ways to treat them," Franks says. "There will always be some left, though, whether you're treating the red ones or the white ones."

She estimates that patients will see about 30% improvement but is quick to add that almost everyone who does the treatments is usually quite pleased.
 

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Hi

here are some home remedies that actually work in preventing & treating stretch marks with out any side effects..


  • Daily massages with natural oils are good for treating stretchmarks as they increase blood circulation & promote skin renewal..


  • use following recipe to massage your skin..
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
1/2 cup olive oil
2 capsules of Vitamin A ( use only the liquid inside )
4 capsules of Vitamin E ( use only the liquid inside )
Using a blender mix all the ingredients, store the mix in an airtight container in the fridge, apply as needed.
  • Massaging Cocoa butter & natural shea butter also helps in treating stretch marks.
 

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Very good remedy you have suggested Usha. thanks for sharing
 
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Eggs are a rich source of protein and it can be used to get rid of stretch marks. For stretch marks you must use the egg whites only that contain amino acids and proteins. Take the egg whites of two eggs whip it gently with the help of a fork. Now first clean the affected skin area with water and then apply a thick layer of egg whites with a makeup brush. Allow the egg whites to dry completely and then only rinse the area with cold water. Finally apply some olive oil on the skin to keep it well moisturized. Repeat the process daily for at least two weeks in order to get positive results.
 

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