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7 Ways to get rid (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) of Stretch marks

Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

Stretch marks is something that happens with your skin when it changes shape sue to growth or gaining weight. Stretch marks are linear scars on the skin. And there are many historical documents to prove that they have been around for a long time. Stretch marks are one of the beauty boon that can be seen commonly on the waist, hips, arms, buttocks, breasts. But stretch marks are not a sign that anything is wrong about your health. Stretch will fade or become light by time but in some cases it remain as it is, evident.

Pregnancy is the most common reason to get stretch marks on skin. But not just pregnancy, people of gender can get stretch marks at any stage of their life. Mostly it can be sudden weight gain. But in some cases it is not clear why people get stretch marks worse than others, but it seems like it run in their families.

Many people find their stretch marks stressful, but they don’t need to worry about them other than their physical appearance. Although there are many ways to treat stretch marks. Here are 7 extremely effective remedies that can minimise the appearance of stretch marks and help lighten them quickly.

1. Stretch mark creams

Creams help reduce dry and itchy skin, but are not very effective at reducing or preventing stretch marks. But some creams that contain hyaluronic acid are good for preventing stretch marks.

2. Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is a fatty substance obtained from cocoa beans and is good for preventing stretch marks.

3. Bitter almond oil

It is an oil that is extracted from almonds that grow on bitter almonds. Bitter almond oil should be massaged into the affected area to reduce stretch marks.

4. Silicone gel

Silicone gel can be massaged into the part of the skin that has stretch marks. If it can be done for a few weeks, then it can help to reduce the pigmentation of the stretch marks.

5. Olive oil

Olive oil must be applied to the affected skin area at least twice a day to reduce the appearance of severe stretch marks.

6. Retinoic acid

Retinoic acid is a compound that is derived from vitamin A and is available in certain creams that are used to improve the appearance of early stretch marks and acne.

7. Laser therapy

In laser therapy, different wavelengths of light are applied to the affected part of the skin. It is a safe and effective option for improving the appearance of stretch marks.
Other than this there are also many effective home remedies for stretch marks. Home remedies can’t remove stretch marks permanently (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) but they can light the scars. Effective home remedies are-

1. Aloe vera for stretch marks

Aloe vera acts as a natural healing agent. You can use this to treat stretch marks. To use this remedy, you need to remove the outer layer of the aloe vera leaf and remove the sticky gel from the inner side of the leaf.

2. Baking soda

Baking soda is a natural exfoliant. It removes dead skin cells and thereby removes stretch marks, while lemon has whitening properties that lighten the skin. A mixture of baking soda and lemon juice is an effective and quick way to remove stretch marks.

3. Apricots

Apricots are also a very effective means of healing stretch marks. First you need to take two to three apricots, remove the seeds. Then grind it to make a smooth paste.

4. Potato juice

Potatoes contain skin lightening enzymes that help lighten scars and blemishes that are on the skin. Potatoes are also a whitening agent that heals scars and gives you a brighter complexion.

5. Sugar

Sugar was used to perform microdermabrasion. A clinically proven method to fade stretch marks. To use sugar on the stretch marks you need, mix one cup of sugar with 1/4 cup of almond or coconut oil.

6. Olive oil

Olive oil has rich moisturizing properties. It is full of antioxidants and other nutrients that are exceptionally good for repairing skin damage.

7. Egg white

Egg white is a superfood for the skin, rich in amino acids and proteins. When applied to stretch marks, it not only lightens the stretch marks but also tightens the skin.
Now, if you want to get rid (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) of stretch marks in sydney, you can use any of the above procedures. However, remember to keep your skin well hydrated as loss of moisture can slow down the healing process.
However, according to studies, coconut oil hydrates the skin and makes stretch marks disappear. So, this may be your best bet for treating stretch marks quickly.

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About Dr Vi

Dr Vi Sharma is a renowned and highly trained cosmetic surgeon in Sydney, practising cosmetic surgery since 2012. He has a worldwide loyal patient base. He has a bachelor of medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University. Dr Vi Sharma is a former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Along with treating patients, he also provides training for doctors and nurses regarding aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

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