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Stretch Marks Breasts - Unsightly And Unattractive

Mar 25, 2008
Stretch marks breasts are a common after effect of pregnancy. These spots are lines on the skin, especially where fat is stored, such as abdomen, breasts, hips, thighs, and buttocks. When skin undergoes an unusual amount of stretching over a short period, as in pregnancy, stretch marks appear. Doctors call these marks stria. These marks originate as slightly raised red lines on the skin. The color of these marks varies from person to person, depending upon their skin tones. Thus, these marks might look pink, brown, or dark brown. Lines on breasts are generally similar in lines. They are usually pale in color.

What is the cause of stretch marks? Human skin is a wonderful organ. It performs many important functions, besides maintaining our beauty. It is very flexible to make room for any stress and strain. However, there is a limit to its elasticity. When the skin on a body part is suddenly stretched, the outer layer of the skin remains unaffected, but the underlying layer or the dermis becomes thinner and develops small tears. Normally, patches on breasts appear in the last trimester (last three months) of pregnancy as that is when the skin elasticity is really tested to the extreme.

Even though patches are a natural phenomenon, this most natural occurrence upsets most women. Therefore, if you want to prevent it all together, you must maintain a healthy weight. The more weight you put on during your pregnancy, the more lines you end up with. You must massage your skin every day with an essential oil, to help with the circulation of blood. This helps in regeneration of new tissues under skin.

It is also important to eat healthy, vitamin-enriched foods that help your skin healthy. Eating well balanced diet ensures a healthy, resilient skin.

Remedies For Stretch Mark Removal

There are no foolproof remedies available for its removal . Fortunately, in some cases, the problem resolves by itself. Usually, by the time, the baby is one year old, most scars are hardly noticeable. They fade into silver white faint lines. However, some women suffer from a bad case. These marks affect their confidence. There is much recourse available to them. One of the following remedies will generally help in fading their marks to acceptable levels.

Creams containing alpha hydroxyl acid can lessen and helps in its prevention. If you are using these creams during pregnancy, please inform your doctor and take his advice. Moisturizers applied liberally can also make a good stretch mark treatment.

Laser surgery cannot really remove all the scars on breasts and other places, but it can certainly make them less noticeable.

Traditional reconstructive surgery is very expensive and remains the last option for most sufferers. It cannot be used for removing breasts patches. It can only be used for spots below the navel.

A note of caution, if you are breastfeeding your baby; please consult your doctor before commencing any treatment for stretch marks on breasts.
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Stretch marks on breasts appear mainly in the last three months of pregnancy. There are various stretch marks treatments available today to get rid of pregnancy stretch marks.
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