More than 90 percent of women develop stretch marks during their sixth and seventh months of pregnancy, reports the American Academy of Dermatology. If you are an expectant mom, don’t let stretch marks cause unnecessary stress.
Stretch mark development
Stretch marks during pregnancy appear as the layers of skin pull and stretch due to hormones and the other physical changes in a woman’s changing body. For many women, stretch marks appear as red or dark bands on and around the abdomen. They also may develop on the upper thighs or along the sides of the breasts. Sometimes stretch marks itch. A moisturizer normally can be applied to reduce itch, but it will not eliminate the stretch marks.
Fighting stretch marks
Preventing stretch marks is an endeavor undertaken by many expectant moms. Cocoa butter cream is a typical topical lotion recommended by one mom to another. However, there is little scientific evidence that shows cocoa butter cream will help prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy. The cocoa butter may help minimize stretch mark itch and will help keep your skin feeling smooth.
Laser removal for stress marks after pregnancy
After the baby arrives and you are ready to indulge in a little me-time, consider laser removal for unwanted stretch marks. Stretch marks that are red or darker can take twelve months or lengthier to fade to white. Laser removal can help reduce the vividness of stretch marks, helping you to feel more attractive and like your pre-pregnancy self. If you wait until the marks fade to white, they can still be diminished with a laser procedure, decreasing bumpy textures or marks as well.
When you are prepared and your doctor gives the go-ahead, contemplate the procedure via our stretch mark removal San Diego clinicprofessionals.