Stretch marks are common skin issues and normal part of puberty and pregnancy. However, while some people might wear their stripes confidently, one might feel more self-conscious. When it comes to how to get rid of these marks, there are various treatments and creams that make the marks disappear.
In this blog, Dr. Rasya Dixit, the Best Skin Doctor in Bangalore at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinicdiscusses what’s causing these marks and how one can tackle them. Read on for more information.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are most frequently brought on by pregnancy and rapid weight gain or loss. Stretch marks can also develop during teenage years or in cases of hormonal abnormalities that cause the body to grow or reduce in certain areas.
Stretch marks appear more commonly on:
  • Stomach
  • Chest
  • Hips
  • Bottom
  • Thighs.
They develop when collagen and elastin fibres tear, and levels of glucocorticoids (adrenal gland-produced hormones) rise. Contrary to cellulite, which can run in families, stretch marks are not inherited. Vertical formation of fibrous bands from the epidermis to the underlying fat is what gives rise to cellulite.
All of this implies that while stretch marks can be normal and have no negative effects, some people may find them unattractive. It might even act as a trigger, especially for people who were once fat but have now reduced weight. Here are some tips for lessening scratch marks.
How Can One Treat Stretch Marks?
The stretch marks are the deficiency of the dermis caused due to lack of collagen and elastin. These fibres help to keep the skin taut. Following are some effective ways of treating stretch marks in Bangalore at Dr. Dixit’s Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic.
1. Using Microneedling treatment with Growth Factor Treatment: A controlled injury to the collagen fibres is possible by using derma pens and derma rollers for percutaneous collagen induction. This improves the texture of the skin and produces new collagen. Adding growth factors boosts the growth factor complex and leads to a quick recovery.
2. TIXEL Treatment: This technology delivers heat to the fibroblasts. Heat shock proteins are then stimulated to channel the scar improvement for 3 months after a single session of TIXEL.
3. Fractional CO2 Laser & Fractional Microneedle RF Treatments: This treatment removes the stretch marks scars and performs in reducing stretch marks that are difficult to treat. These treatments might be combined with Growth Factor therapy for best outcomes.
The best way to prevent stretch marks is by maintaining a healthy weight even during pregnancy. If one has stretch marks, one can consult Dr. Rasya Dixit at Dr. Dixit’s Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic, the best skin clinic in Bangalore, to get effective treatment for stretch marks. Visit today!