If the skin has “cracked” during too rapid growth or as the result of sudden weight gain (such as pregnancy), linear scar lesions remain for life: these are stretch marks.
Not all skins are at risk of stretch marks, but this is certainly the case in skins lacking elasticity.
As stretch marks are there for life, it is important to prevent them as much as possible, particularly when they first become apparent when growing, in adolescence and when breasts start developing.
“Anti-stretch mark creams”
Anti-stretch mark creams are only (relatively) effective for prevention. They need to be applied frequently and to all areas at risk (belly, buttocks, breasts, etc.). Once stretch marks appear, they are indelible and all creams will do is have a hydrating effect.
Creams never make stretch marks disappear; they don’t even lessen them!
The medical treatments offered in cosmetic medicine can reduce stretch marks (not make them disappear!). Nevertheless, the results can be remarkable.
See the gallery of photos below, giving you an idea of the results possible before and after treatment:
The surgical treatments available as cosmetic surgery may sometimes be necessary: as part of an abdominal or breast lift, the maximum amount of skin affects by stretch marks will be removed during the operation.
Do not hesitate to contact our Centre on +32 (0)65 630 630 for more information about stretch marks.