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4 treatments to eliminate white stretch marks that work

Can white stretch marks be removed? The answer is YES. Maybe not 100%, but you will be able to see your skin smooth again and without the white scars on your abdomen or buttocks that worry you so much. Aesthetic medicine clinics offer a range of treatments for white stretch marks that work. Do you want to know what you can do to reduce white stretch marks?

What do we explain in this article?

  • What are white stretch marks and why do they appear?
  • The best treatment for white stretch marks
  • What treatments eliminate white stretch marks?
  • Products to remove white stretch marks.

What are white stretch marks and why do they appear?

White stretch marks are scars that appear on the skin when collagen fibres are broken by sudden stretching. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, sudden weight changes or puberty are critical times for stretch marks to appear on the abdomen, thighs, hips or chest.

Stretch marks start out reddish or purple in colour, like sinuous marks on the skin. These are the easiest to treat, as the reddish colour indicates that blood vessels are still present in the tissue. When they change to white, it means that the tissue has already healed and treatment to remove stretch marks will be more difficult. But not impossible.

The best treatment for white stretch marks

The best treatment for white stretch marks is prevention. It is important to take good care of your diet, to moisturise both inside and out, with good stretch mark prevention creams, especially during pregnancy or puberty.
Do you want to know more about everything you can do to prevent stretch marks? Find out in the article “Best stretch mark removal treatment: prevention”.

What treatments remove white stretch marks?

White stretch marks cannot be 100% removed, but they can be smoothed out and integrated into your skin tone. The treatments for white stretch marks with the best results and without surgery can be found in beauty clinics. Depending on the extent and depth of the scars, the centre will assess the best treatment for your white stretch marks so that you can obtain satisfactory results.

1. Exfoliation

Regular exfoliation removes excess dead skin from the white stretch mark and renews the skin tissue. Starting any treatment with a good exfoliation will improve results. Reducing the dead tissue layer helps treatments penetrate deeper and faster.

2. Microdermabrasion

This is a completely painless treatment for white stretch marks. It is a system to reduce scarring and stimulate the skin to produce collagen and elastin fibres. Several sessions are necessary to see the results.

It is a procedure that does not guarantee the complete elimination of white stretch marks, as it will depend on the severity of the scars.

3. Micropuncture mesotherapy

Micropuncture mesotherapy is a very suitable treatment for white stretch marks, as well as repairing other types of scars such as sun spots, acne scars and enlarged pores.

It consists of microperforations in the skin, practically painless, which open small channels in the dermis to facilitate the penetration and absorption of the active ingredients that are applied. In the treatment against white stretch marks, peptides, growth factors, vitamins, organic silicon and hyaluronic acid, basic nutrients for skin regeneration, are infiltrated.

4. Laser treatment of white stretch marks

Laser treatment heats the surface of the skin where the stretch mark is located, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. It is an effective treatment as it penetrates into the deep layers of the skin (dermis).

After the first few sessions you will notice that the skin recovers its tone and firmness and the superficial stretch marks disappear. The laser treatment continues its work in the following months regenerating the deeper layers of the skin thanks to the stimulation of collagen and elastin.

Aesthetic medicine clinics can offer two types of laser treatment for white stretch marks:

  • Non-ablative fractional laser: This is gentler, respects the skin surface and avoids burns and possible scabbing.
  • Fractional ablative laser: This is more powerful and is indicated for very deep stretch marks that require more effort to alleviate them.

As there is always a slight discomfort, topical anaesthesia is usually applied before laser sessions for the treatment of white stretch marks. The skin remains reddened for a few hours.

White stretch mark removal products.

Stretch mark removal products work wonders when stretch marks start to appear. There is no such thing as a white stretch mark removal product, but you can act before the tissue is deeply damaged.

If you notice that red stretch marks have started to appear, specific creams like Toskani’s Repairing Gel will help you not only prevent, but also repair the damage to your skin. Its formula, made up of natural products such as vitamin C, Centella asiatica, collagen and elastin, is designed to repair blood flow and promote skin elasticity.

They will also help to hydrate and regenerate the skin after treatment for white stretch marks. Always consult your doctor before applying any topical product.

White stretch marks can be removed with more or less intense treatments in beauty clinics depending on the depth of the stretch marks.

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