Stretch marks over your body treatment Singapore Review | 2024

Stretch marks treatment… What are they… What are your options and how can you prevent them…

What is a stretch mark? Are stretch marks permanent or temporary?

A stretch mark is a type of permanent scar that forms when the skin undergoes rapid stretching or shrinking, causing the collagen and elastin fibers, which support the skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, these marks become visible on the surface of the skin. Stretch marks can appear in various colors, such as red, purple, pink, reddish-brown, or dark brown, depending on your skin tone. They may also feel slightly raised and can be itchy when they first develop, but over time, they fade in color and become less noticeable.

Is it OK if I have stretch marks?

Stretch marks are absolutely harmless, and represent areas where your skin was stretched over a prolonged period. There are no medical issues associated with having stretch marks.

What is the reason for stretch marks?

Common causes of stretch marks include:

  1. Puberty: Growth spurts during puberty can lead to stretch marks.
  2. Pregnancy: Rapid expansion of the abdomen during pregnancy is a common cause of stretch marks in women.
  3. Rapid weight loss or gain: Sudden changes in body weight can lead to stretch marks.
  4. Weight training: Rapid muscle growth, as seen in bodybuilders, can result in stretch marks.
  5. Prolonged use of corticosteroid creams: Applying corticosteroids to the skin for an extended period can cause stretch marks.
  6. Certain medical conditions: Conditions like Cushing’s disease and Marfan syndrome can increase the risk of developing stretch marks.

Do stretch marks go away? Do stretch marks go away when you lose weight? How do I permanently get rid of stretch marks?

Stretch marks treatment

Stretch marks are permanent scars, but there are treatments available to make them less noticeable and to alleviate associated symptoms like itching. Treatment options include:

  1. Stretch mark creams, lotions, and gels: Some topical products may help fade early stretch marks when massaged into the skin daily. These treatments are more effective on newer stretch marks and take several weeks to show results.
  2. Self-tanners can help camouflage stretch marks by darkening the surrounding skin.
  3. Prescription medications: Hyaluronic acid and tretinoin (a retinoid) applied to early stretch marks have shown some effectiveness in reducing their appearance.
  4. Dermatologist-performed procedures: Dermatologists can use various procedures to make stretch marks less noticeable, such as chemical peels, laser therapy, radiofrequency, and ultrasound. These procedures cannot completely eliminate stretch marks but can improve their appearance.
  5. Special treatment: In latest clinical studies, Profhilo Body, Rejuran have demonstrated success in treatment stretch marks. (pls refer to studies below)

What are the benefits of Profhilo Body, and Rejuran in skin laxity and stretch marks?

The Benefits of Profhilo Body

  • By inducing collagen growth, it tightens and firms your lax skin.
  • Reduces stretch marks through collagen remodelling.
  • Intensely hydrates your skin.

How to remove stretch marks naturally?

Stretch marks treatment

Home remedies like almond oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, or vitamin E have not been proven effective in clinical studies.

Latest procedures: Latest clinical studies have shown, that Profhilo Body and Rejuran S have been successful in treating scars, stretch marks, skin laxity issues.

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It’s important to note that not all treatments work for everyone, and results can vary based on the individual and the age of the stretch marks. Always consult with a dermatologist before starting any treatment, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How long does it take for stretch marks to completely fade?

Stretch marks take 6 – 12 months to fade, but often, they do not fade completely.

How do I stop my stretch marks? How do I prevent stretch marks?

As for preventing stretch marks, the effectiveness of various remedies is limited. While some popular products like almond oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, and vitamin E have not been proven to prevent stretch marks in studies, ingredients like centella and hyaluronic acid may offer some preventative benefits. If you are concerned about preventing stretch marks, it’s a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional for recommendations and guidance.


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Cassuto, Daniel, Clara Cigni, Gilberto Bellia, and Chiara Schiraldi. 2023. “Restoring Adipose Tissue Homeostasis in Response to Aging: Initial Clinical Experience with Profhilo Structura®” Gels 9, no. 8: 614.

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