Women who have developed stretch marks, may be wondering exactly what the best stretch mark removal method is. Frankly, the best method, can vary from woman to woman. Women who are not terribly bothered by the marks, may want to wait until they fade with the passing of time.
Eventually, all of the marks will change in color from a reddish-purple to a light silver. Depending upon a woman’s age and her skin tone, it may be difficult to even notice the scars after they fade. It can take several months to a year for the marks to fade. However, some women do not want to wait that long.
For women who are bothered by the scarring, or have the marks over many different areas of their body, may decide to explore other steps that can be taken. Women, in such a situation, may want to use creams or lotions designed to fade the marks. When choosing a cream, women should look for one that contains a large percentage of Vitamin A and Retinol A.
This means that the ingredient should be listed near the start of the ingredient list on the back of the product. Avoid products with a high amount of water or other inactive ingredients. For the best results, a woman should follow the directions carefully and use the product exactly as specified.
Of course, it still may take several months for noticeable results. In addition, a cream may work great for one woman and not so well for another, depending upon skin tone and elasticity. Through a process of trial and error, a woman will be able to find the cream that works best for her.
Women should also keep in mind that a product may not be better, simply because it costs more. In some cases, the expensive packaging may drive up the cost of the product.Before purchasing any cream, make sure to check if the product has a money back guarantee. This can save quite a lot of money in the long run, especially if several creams will need to be tried. In addition, women should note that creams should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing.
For women who want quick results and perfect skin, laser surgery may be the best stretch mark removal method. This procedure can also be helpful for women who have the marks over large portions of their body. During a laser treatment, a light is placed on the mark. While painless to the woman, the laser destroys the skins cells in the scar. In the place of the damaged cells, a healthy cell will grow over time.
The side effects from the laser procedure are very minimal. Most women notice a slight amount of swelling or redness. Some women may have a small amount of discomfort in the area of the procedure. For the best effect, it may take several sessions over the course of a month or more, to get rid of all the damaged skin cells. Each session lasts about 1/2 hour to an hour and can even be scheduled over a lunch break if necessary.
For more information on any of these methods, a woman can call her family doctor, a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to schedule a consultation to find out what is available and what the best procedure is for her needs and her wallet.