Stretch Marks

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What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks are the result of rapid weight gain or loss. When we gain weight, the skin stretches. Skin contains natural elasticity and is designed to allow a degree of stretching. However there is a limit to the elasticity of the skin, and when it is stretched more than it can cope with it tears, and stretch marks are the result.

When they first form, stretch marks tend to be very noticeable, usually red or purple in colour and may be rough to the touch. Over time, they tend fade to silver or white in colour and become less visible. However, they won’t usually disappear completely on their own.

What treatments are available for stretch marks?

There are many creams, lotions and serums on the market that are marketed at removing stretch marks. However, if you are reading this and have stretch marks that you would like gone, you have probably already tried using one or more stretch marks removal creams without much success.

The reason these products don’t usually work is because stretch marks lie deep within the skin, and topical products are unable to penetrate the skin to where the damage occurs. Cosmetics procedures such as laser surgery can be used to remove or improve stretch marks, but these methods are usually expensive and invasive.

Using a derma roller for stretch marks removal

The derma roller offers a simple yet successful stretch mark treatment at a fraction of the cost of other cosmetic treatments like laser therapy.
The derma roller works by breaking up damaged skin cells and causing the body to produce new collagen.

The derma roller won’t remove stretch marks after one or two treatments, but when the process is repeated, the dermal layers of the skin increase in thickness and the stretch gradually fade away, replaced by healthy, smooth skin..