Treatment options available for stretch marks removal

A number of treatment options are available these days for people interested in stretch marks removal. From home remedies to stretch marks laser treatment in Dubai, everything is possible. If you are confused as to which treatment you should opt for, then continue reading below for more information.


What exactly are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are basically fine lines that show up on the skin due to rapid expansion that is triggered because of weight gain or pregnancy. In the beginning, these lines are red, after which they turn purple and then later on fade into simply silvery streaks that turn into white lines. These are known to occur over the breasts, upper arms, buttocks and thighs during pregnancy. These also occur on people who gain weight rather quickly on the same areas of the body.


The thing is that when the body starts getting stretched, its outer layer tends to remain unaffected. However, the middle layer of the skin starts getting thinner. Because of the blood vessels that are found beneath the skin, it starts becoming more and more visible in the form of red lines. Later on, the blood vessels start contracting and make the lines appear silvery white in color. The different causes of stretch marks are:


Weight gain or loss

One of the most common problems that women deal with is that of weight gain and loss. Some gain weight due to pregnancy and then lose all that weight upon delivering their babies. Then there are women who lose weight to look more attractive. This sudden gain and loss of weight leads to the onset of stretch marks over different parts of their bodies.


Adolescent growth

Another cause of stretch marks is that of the growing age of boys and girls as they tend to grow rather fast during puberty. These lines show up on the shoulders of boys, whereas they appear over the thighs, hops and breasts on girls.


Removal options

Any renowned general practitioner in Dubai will tell you that there are countless creams and lotions out there that can help you get rid of stretch marks. The lotions can prove to be very helpful in this regard as they contain moisturizing creams containing Vitamin A or Vitamin E. Regularly using the lotions to massage the affected areas can help out a great deal.


Another treatment option available these days is that of laser. However, the one thing that you need to bear in mind is that the laser treatment is best performed only when the stretch marks are red, because it becomes hard for the lasers to detect marks that have turned white or faded.