How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Fast
Women are naturally concerned about their physical appearance. If they grow suddenly during puberty or gain weight too quickly they get stretch marks. Another cause of stretch marks is pregnancy. One they have this condition the question always arises; “How to get rid of stretch marks fast.” While there are some things that can help make stretch marks less obvious, getting rid of stretch marks fast, in the short term is very difficult.
The reason for the difficulty is due to what occurs when stretch marks form. Skin is flexible because the tissue has connecting fibers. If those fibers or over stretched they can break, causing lines visible on the skin. The stretch damage occurs in the middle layer of skin. That is why the marks are not felt but can be seen. The color of stretch marks depends on the pigmentation of the person. They can be red, tan, white or almost black. As they get older they become a lighter color.
In America doctors tell patients there is no answer to the question, “how to get rid of stretch marks fast?” The truth is that in some Asian cultures there natural treatments that are applied as soon as delivery of a baby is made. Once the doctor is finished with their work on the new mother and child, and once everyone is back in their room and resting income women from the home village with leaves, usually teak leaves, wrapped around concoctions of spices and herbs called parem. These traditional medications are applied around the waist and lower abdomen of the woman. If done properly this treatment usually accomplishes several things. Stretch marks become a color so close to the natural skin color of the woman they are difficult to locate. The woman also returns to her original waist size reasonably quick with a limited amount of exercise.
There are no shortages of non-prescription lotions and creams that claim to remove stretch marks. They do not work and they never will because they cannot reach to the middle layer of skin. There is some evidence that skin whitening agents, which do over time get into the middle skin layer, work because they lighten surface skin as stretch marks age and lighten in color.
Physical therapy, in the form of massage, takes a long time, but can remove stretch marks. Massage can also remove scars but this takes years of massage treatments, something for which women in the western world do not have the time or money.
In the last decade cosmetologists have claimed laser surgery or micro dermabrasion works and is the answer to the question, “How to get rid of stretch marks fast.” This abrasion technique is a modern facilitated method of massaging the area containing the stretch marks fast. Thus, it could be that it works, since old fashion massage has removed stretch marks over a period of years.
Finally, there is one method that works and many women use. They learn to live with them.