How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks: The 4 Best Treatments

How to get rid of stretch marks? If this is a question you’re asking yourself, then you are in the right place! Read on to find out.

How to get rid of stretch marks? If this is a question you’re asking yourself, then you are in the right place! Stretch marks are incredibly common, but can lead to self-consciousness and a desire to find an effective treatment. A complete elimination of stretch marks may not be possible, but treatments are available to minimise their appearance. Let’s find out four of the best treatments to get rid of stretch marks.


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How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

(1) Topical Creams

One of the most popular and accessible options for treating stretch marks is the use of topical creams and lotions. These products often contain ingredients such as retinol, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and collagen-boosting peptides. Retinol, derived from vitamin A, is particularly effective in stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity. Regular application of these creams can help to fade the appearance of stretch marks over time. It’s important to note that consistency and patience are key when using topical treatments, as results may vary.

(2) Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses tiny crystals to exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. This process helps to promote cell renewal, encouraging the growth of new, healthier skin cells and reducing the appearance of stretch marks. The combined process of exfoliating crystals and suction during a SkinBase Microdermabrasion treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production, to tighten and plump the skin. As the treatment progressively works on the skin, the stretch marks blend into the surrounding areas and become less visible. Find out more about Microdermabrasion for stretch marks here.

(3) Microneedling

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves using a device with fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. This process triggers the production of collagen and elastin, improving the texture and appearance of stretch marks. The excess collagen helps to heal the damaged connective tissue creating the stretch marks. Microneedling should be done by a trained skincare professional to achieve the best results. Combining microneedling with the application of vitamin-rich serums can further enhance its effectiveness.

(4) Collagen Lift Ultimate 

Combining Microdermabrasion with the Collagen Lift radio-frequency treatment can yield transformational results on stretch marks. Though both treatments work effectively alone,  results can be achieved much sooner with the Collagen Lift Ultimate than if committing to two separate courses of treatment. Microdermabrasion, as discussed above, is the first stage in the Collagen Lift Ultimate treatment. It works progressively, with a dual resurfacing and vacuum action. The resurfaced skin allows the radio-frequency to deeply penetrate the skin. Afterwards, the ceramic wand glides over the skin, delivering the radio frequency energy to the deepest layers to heat up the skin tissue. The heat stimulates natural responses in the body, encouraging the production of collagen and elastin. The excess of collagen and elastin production in the targeted area of the stretch marks helps to minimise the appearance of the sunken in skin.

Get Rid of Stretch Marks

While stretch marks are a natural occurrence and may never completely disappear, these four treatments have shown promising results in reducing their visibility. Topical creams and lotions offer an accessible and affordable option, while microdermabrasion, microneedling and the Collagen Lift Ultimate are more advanced solutions, with potentially better results. Remember that the effectiveness of these treatments may vary depending on factors such as the age and severity of the stretch marks, as well as individual skin type. With time, patience, and consistent care, you can minimise the appearance of stretch marks and regain confidence in your skin.

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