Also called striae, stretch marks are a common type of scar. They’re caused by rapid weight gain or loss. They often occur during pregnancy or puberty when the body undergoes significant changes.
Natural and common, stretch marks don’t cause physical harm to your body. However, they can feel itchy or sore.
If these brown, purple, or red lines have appeared on your skin, you’re probably wondering, “do stretch marks go away?”
Well, the short story is they may fade into light grey or silver over time.
But they can still make you feel self-conscious. Read on for things you can do to help get rid of your stretch marks.
Do Stretch Marks Ever Go Away Naturally?
While stretch marks don’t usually completely disappear, they do tend to fade over time. For example, you might find your pregnancy stretch marks fade after about 6 months.
However, this will vary for everyone as factors such as your skin tone, elasticity and location all play a role.
While moisturising your stretch marks with a generic moisturiser is unlikely to do damage, it’s also unlikely to get rid of your stretch marks.
How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks
The first thing you can do is try to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Things that may help prevent stretch marks caused by weight fluctuations are:
- Staying hydrated
- A balanced diet
- Regular exercise
Whether you get stretch marks or not is also a matter of genetics. Meaning if they run in your family, this increases your risk of getting stretch marks. Given there’s no guaranteed way to prevent stretch marks, let’s explore what could help you minimise existing stretch marks?
Dermapen Treatments for Stretch Marks
Over 3 million Dermapen Treatments™ have been performed worldwide to date. And when compared to other traditional methods of reducing stretch marks, many practitioners and their patients have said Dermapen Treatments were far more effective.
“I can already see results after one treatment,” says Dermapen Treatment patient Juneth. “Stretch marks are whiter and tighter, and my skin is much smoother.”
How Dermapen Treatments Help Get Rid of Stretch Marks
The professional DermapenWorld™ device Dermapen 4™ is used in clinics to remodel stretch marks and other scars. It’s the only microneedling device with a dedicated Scar Treatment Setting. It needles to depths of 3mm to boost the production of new collagen and elastin in your skin. These are the building blocks of plump, smooth skin.
The process is extremely fast with minimal pain. It creates up to 1,920 microchannels each second. This is massively beneficial when covering large areas such as your stomach, buttock or thigh stretch marks.
Another way it helps get rid of stretch marks is by needling beneficial actives deeper into the skin. Your Authorised Treatment Provider uses speciality skincare during the procedure and will prescribe a skincare routine to help your get even better results—faster.
Stretch Mark Before & Afters
Stretch Mark Creams
Several Dp Dermaceuticals™ products contain speciality actives that can help to minimise the appearance of stretch marks. When used in combination with Dermapen Treatments, this can help speed up your results.
This Reverse Ageing & Scars (R.A.S.) formula is used exclusively in the clinics of our Authorised Treatment Providers. The blend of antioxidants, vitamins, peptides and botanical extracts are renowned for its skin-enhancing effect.
MG-R.A.S.™ contains Retinaldehyde, which is considered the most active form of retinoid (Vitamin A) without a prescription, Vitamin E, Centella Asiatica Extract, and Copper Peptides. It’s used as a Meso-Glide (hence the “MG” in the name) during the treatment so these actives can reach deeper.
If you want to soften or flatten any scar, try SSSCAR. It’s a scientifically formulated scar cream that could help improve the appearance of your stretch marks.
Simply apply SSSCAR™ (Scar, Surgical, Striae, Contracture, Acne, Restore) directly onto your stretch marks daily. It’s best used in combination with Dermapen Treatments for superior results.
Another effective at-home cream you can apply to your stretch marks is RETINAL ACTIVE™. Two ingredients thought to help get rid of stretch marks are Retinoids (Vitamin A) and Hyaluronic Acid. RETINAL ACTIVE contains both to help stretch marks look visibly smoother.
It also contains patented copper peptide complex, Neodermyl, to improve skin firmness and elasticity.
Avoid using Vitamin A products if you’re:
- Trying to get pregnant
Life After Stretch Marks
Imagine a life free from stretch marks. Would you hop back into your bikini with glee? Or simply enjoy not having to shop with your stretch marks in mind?
Say goodbye to your stretch marks sooner rather than later. Book a consultation with an Authorised Treatment Provider to find out what’s possible for your skin.
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