Stretch marks can appear in different areas of the body like the arms, stomach, breasts or thighs. They are especially common in the thighs. Stretch marks are actually tissue scars that occur when the skin has been damaged by rapid growth. You can, however, reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the thighs.
– cocoa butter
– body scrub
1. Apply cocoa butter on the thighs. Studies have shown that regular use of cocoa butter helps attenuate stretch marks more rapidly than other creams. Also, look for creams containing naturally healing ingredients such as Shea butter, jojoba oil, castor oil and rosehip oil.
2. Try a nonprescription medicine such as Mederma, which is specially designed for the treatment of stretch marks and scars. Stretch marks are classified as hypertrophic or keloid. Healing time generally takes up to six months before a significant improvement occurs.
3. Talk to your dermatologist about Retin-A topical creams. It has been shown that these creams reduce the appearance of stretch marks. The Retin-A creams stimulate cell renewal. The new cells replace the old ones. Retin-A requires a prescription.
4. Consider laser therapy treatments. There are a variety of different lasers treatments, depending on stretch marks coloring characteristics of each individual. A laser treatment will help fade dark streaks, will boost skin’s elasticity and will stimulate collagen production. Laser therapy can be costly and painful.
5. Start dermabrasion treatments. A licensed professional will use a dermabrasion device to treat stretch marks. With repeated treatments, you’ll see a noticeable improvement. Your skin will look a little red and irritated after each treatment.
6. Consult your dermatologist about chemical peeling. Chemical peeling involves the application of chemicals, which react with the upper layers of the skin. The reaction makes these layers disappear after a few days. Stretch marks will be less visible after repeated chemical peeling.
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