What are stretch marks?
A stretch mark is a type of scar that occurs when the skin experiences rapid growth or contraction. The collagen and elastin fibres in the skin tear, and a stretch mark appears.
Why do we get stretch marks?
A stretch mark is a form of scarring that occurs when there is rapid growth or contraction in the skin. The deep layer of the skin that contains collagen and elastin fibers tears apart, and when it heals, you get a different colored stretch mark. In normal conditions, the skin can be stretched, and it returns to its normal position. Still, during pregnancy or muscle expansion from bodybuilding, for example, it cannot. Stretch marks usually appear on the stomach, buttocks, shoulders or the hips.
What can get rid of stretch marks?
Like any scar, stretch marks are permanent. However, some treatments can reduce their appearance and even make them disappear. It is crucial to go through a professional skin analysis so that our experts can determine the right solution. Each person can experience different results, and this is a highly customizable treatment process.
Some ways you can reduce your Stretch marks:
Our clinics in Montreal and Laval are well known to get effective results. We have successfully treated many clients with stretch marks and even skin burns. This type of skin condition requires a detailed analysis and follow up. It is also a case-specific and custom plan that includes multiple treatments such as Chemical peels, Microneedling, Laser therapy, IPL, topical creams, microdermabrasion and Hydradermabrasion
Things you can use at home for stretch marks
You can use our recommended creams, lotions, and gels at home. Retinol products are known to fade stretch marks. However, if you want the products to work, you must be sure to use them early on and while the scar is healing. When applying the healing cream, make sure you massage them delicately into the skin for optimal results. Please note that you must use these creams every day for weeks to get some form of effect. Other home remedies to fade stretch marks include cocoa butter, almond oil, olive oil and vitamin e applications.