If you are looking for ways to get rid of stretch marks on your body, you’ve probably read about different types treatments like lotions, oils, creams and even devices promising to banish these unsightly lines for good. So-called natural remedies for stretch marks have one major problem: none of them actually work! Before you buy an overpriced home remedy, be sure to get the facts.
Natural Treatments for Stretch Marks Are Simply Ineffective
On the web, you’ll find thousands of pages touting home remedies for stretch marks. The fact, however, is that they simply can’t affect these stubborn marks.
Stretch marks can occur due to weight gain, pregnancy or just rapid growth – in fact, even adolescents can get stretch marks. Millions of people have them. The actual marks are caused by damage to collagen and elastin in the skin. These two proteins help give skin its elasticity. When they are ruptured, the result is the characteristic stretch mark – which is similar to a scar formed from the inside out. Since the source of the mark is not on the surface of the skin, regular cosmetic treatments can’t help.
What Doesn’t Work for Stretch Marks
Some other ineffective treatments you might hear about include:
Massage therapy can increase blood flow to specific areas, which may accelerate the healing of certain sports injuries. However, there’s no evidence showing that it has any effect on stretch marks.
Dermal rollers are handheld devices lined with small needles. They can be made out of rubber or other materials. On top of being uncomfortable and potentially dangerous, they do not affect the development or improvement of elastin.
Microdermabrasion has been recommended as a solution for stretch marks, but no substantial clinical research has shown it has any effect. Microdermabrasion may help rejuvenate the appearance of already-healthy skin, but it does not prompt the development of new collagen for improving stretch marks.
How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks the Scientific Way
At the biostation, we offer the best way to remove stretch marks: bRenewed Body thermal energy therapy. This non-invasive treatment motivates collagen generation through the targeted application of gentle heat created by radiofrequency energy. An FDA-approved treatment paddle is used to ensure this safe, powerful energy is delivered directly to your stretch marks anywhere on the body.
With thermal energy therapy, the smoothing and tightening of the skin begins immediately. After just one treatment, many people already notice their skin looks smoother and younger. Depending on the area you wish to treat, patients may need four to six 30-minute treatments. Stretch marks usually appear lighter, smoother and smaller with each treatment.