Stretch marks, medically known as striae, are seen as long, narrow, rippled marks that develop due to rapid stretching or shrinking of the skin. They can be red, brown, purple, or pink in color. These marks can appear on any body part, but they are most common on stomach, upper arms, breasts, thighs, and lower back.
- Retinol and Hyaluronic acid creams: People with stretch marks can go for over-the-counter products like Retinol creams and hyaluronic acid. These creams and serums when applied topically on the stretch marks, have proved to lighten the marks to a great extent.
- Laser skin resurfacing: Dermatologist blasts painless, concentrated, pulsating beams of light on your stretch marks. The laser removes layers of your skin very precisely, which stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers to improve your skins’ contour.
- Dermabrasion: It is a type of surgery that employs a specialized instrument to scrub off your stretch marks. The process smoothens your skin and improves its texture.
- Microneedling: A minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that aims at stimulating collagen production. Dermatologist pricks your skin with tiny sterilized needles and the wounds stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin fibers to revive your skin.
- Chemical peeling method uses an acidic solution that burns off the upper layer of your skin to remove dead and damaged cells and boost new skin growth.
Rippled lines or grooves across the skin,Discoloration (red, pink, purple, blue, , or brown),Itchiness,Irritation
Tretinoin (Retinol Cream),Hyaluronic Acid