stretch-marks-cutisStretch marks are a form of scarring in the skin. It is caused by tearing of the dermis, which over time may diminish, but will not disappear completely. Many people find it unappealing to have stretch marks especially if it looks like red, pink, purple or white strips in the skin.

Often times, stretch marks are a result of sudden body and weight changes, puberty or pregnancy. Genetics can also play a role in having stretch marks. If your mother had stretch marks when she was pregnant, then there is a big chance that you will get it too.

Although you cannot totally remove stretch marks, you can lessen and reduce its appearance.

Here are 4 ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks in your skin:

Tretinoin cream can improve the appearance of new stretch marks. Tretinoin cream can help to rebuild collagen making the stretch marks look like your normal skin. However, tretinoin cream is not advisable for pregnant women.

• Creams, gels and oils rich in Vitamin E can help to treat stretch marks. Vitamin E speeds up the cell production and repair that allows the skin to heal faster. It also helps the skin to be more elastic, reducing the existing stretch marks and preventing new ones.

• Laser treatment such as Laser Genesis is one of the most effective ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen growth. Laser Genesis is a non-surgical and US-FDA approved treatment that is safe and effective without thr unwanted side effects.

• Another treatment that combats stretch marks is the Apollo Fat Reduction RF Technology. Apollo effectively treats stretch marks by combining the therapeutic effect of Mono-Polar RF and Bi-polar RF energies in one applicator to simultaneously and homogeneously heat deep and shallow tissue layers while protecting the skin’s surface. TriPollar technology painlessly delivers focused and optimal RF energy to the targeted skin layers.