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Stretching The Limits With Stretch Mark Treatments

Dec 6, 2007
The truth about stretch marks is that anyone can have them and it can appear anywhere on the body. Those of us who have stretch marks know how aesthetically unpleasing and uncomfortable they are. Fortunately, there are treatments available to get rid of stretch marks.

It's not really the stretching of the skin that causes stretch marks. As a matter of fact, stretching only plays a role in assigning where and how the marks on the skin appear. The actual cause of stretch marks is glucocorticoid hormones. These hormones prevent your skin from producing collagen and elastin fibers that help growing skin firm. When your skin loses the support from collagen and elastin fibers, the skin tears because it cannot handle all the stretching that occurs.

Typical surgical treatments for stretch marks are dermabrasion and chemical peels. Dermabrasion basically uses crystals to gradually exfoliate the damaged layers of the skin to reveal a rejuvenated, younger-looking complexion. Similarly, chemical peels remove the outer layers of the skin but this time using chemicals. Surgical treatment for stretch marks and other skin conditions oftentimes require more than one session and generally cost a lot.

There are many other treatments available that are more affordable. These treatments come as creams and lotions. However, some products may lack ingredients that specifically target the type of stretch-mark problem you have. For instance, stretch marks can be triggered by a variety of occurrences such as rapid weight gain and pregnancy; you may need special ingredients to get rid of those marks. This is why it is always best to look for a treatment system rather than a single product. Find a system that can remove stretch marks, mend the skin, and help skin maintain its healthy structure.

An example of an effective system is the ZENMED Stretta, which is actually a system consisting of 3 products designed to be used together for optimum results. It is designed to remove stretch marks, repair damage, and keep the skin strong and healthy after treatment. This way, you will not only remove stretch marks, but also prevent your skin from developing them in the future.

Products like Stretta contain Glycolic Acid, Centillica Asiatica, and Natural/Organic ingredients to perform vital tasks on the affected skin (as mentioned earlier). Glycolic Acid acts to remove damaged skin or dead skin cells that cause stretch marks to become permanent and aid in the absorption of other nutrients applied to the skin. Centillica Asiatica helps in the production of collagen in the skin, helping nutrients to absorb better into the skin and repairing damaged tissue. Finally, natural ingredients like aloe, Vitamin E and Witch Hazel nourish the skin and maintain its healthy state.

Apart from these treatments it is equally important to practice healthy eating and regular exercise. Foods rich in zinc, vitamins A, C, and D, and protein promote optimum skin health. Drink lots of water to flush out toxins that damage skin and exercise regularly to sweat off impurities in the skin.
About the Author
Cavyl is an avid researcher of skincare products including ZENMED Stretta and runs a successful blog dedicated to providing reviews, tips and information for the benefit of the customer. For more great free tips, please visit my blog at http://www.skincaretreatmenttips.com
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