How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks After Pregnancy
The bundle of joy that comes at the end of pregnancy makes all the hardships and changes to a woman’s body worthwhile. In addition to stretched-out or loose skin in the abdominal area, many women are left with stretch marks after pregnancy. Continue reading to discover why stretch marks occur and ways to get rid of stretch marks after pregnancy.
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are hard to avoid during pregnancy. They are the indented lines or streaks that appear on specific areas of the body, particularly during times of weight fluctuation. Although stretch marks can show up anywhere on the body, these indentations mainly occur on the stomach or abdomen, buttocks, breasts, and hips.
Also known as striae, women will often use oils, butters, and lotions to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. They are not painful but can be unsightly, and women often complain about itching. Many women, expecting them to disappear as fast as they came during pregnancy, are often surprised that these marks can be stubborn, and turn to professionals for tips on removing the appearance of postpartum stretch marks.
Getting Rid Of Stretch Marks After Pregnancy
Although some stretch marks never completely go away, there are treatments to help smooth the skin of the affected areas, lessen the itching, and treatment to make your stretch marks a lot less noticeable.
When you seek treatment, doctors will determine what you need based on several factors such as how old your stretch marks are, your age, your skin type, your expectations, and how much you want to invest in getting rid of your postpartum stretch marks.
Contact the doctors at DWH for a consultation about your stretch marks. Some of their methods include:
Also known as IPL treatment used to treat pigmentation issues, photofacials are also used to treat postpartum stretch marks. This treatment is beneficial since the machinery targets the discoloration and pigmentation and pulls it up closer to the skin’s surface. By removing dead and damaged skin cells on the top layer of skin, you are left with soft, even-toned skin.
Fractional Laser Treatment
Much like laser and light therapies, fractional laser treatments are performed in a dermatologist or professional office. It is non-invasive, non-toxic, and uses light to repair damaged skin. Fractional laser treatment increases circulation, reduces inflammation, and helps speed up the healing of scarred skin. It is best to start treatment on postpartum stretch marks as soon as possible for the best results.
As a cosmetic procedure used for several skin issues, microneedling is popular for treating stretch marks. Microneedling is a method of pricking the skin with hundreds of tiny needles which cause small wounds on the skin. The benefit of the tiny wounds caused by the needling is that they stimulate the production more collagen and elastin, which together help skin repair faster. This can cause stretch marks to soften in appearance.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to take the first step toward diminishing the look of your stretch marks? If so, contact DWH Med Spa for a consultation today. We will be happy to assist you!