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How to reduce and remove stretch marks

How to reduce and remove stretch marks

There are 2 different types of treatments

Light treatments 

These treatments consist in applying some creams (Tretinoin or Isotrétinïne) containing vitamin A acid on your stretch marks. Be careful not to apply too much cream because it's very irritating. Misuse of these creams do not add to their effectiveness. They are used in addition to contraception.

Heavy treatments 

There are three types of heavy treatments:  

- The first is peeling. Peeling consists in ablating various layers of the skin. There are different types of peels (superficial, medium and deep). Nowadays, chemical sustances are used to do it. It is suggested to make an appointment with your dermatologist in order to see if one type of peel could fit to you.

 

- Second method is microdermabrasion. This technique involves projecting aluminum crystals on stretch marks. This is done under local anesthesia.

 

- The third is laser treatment. This shall be done by a certified professional. In any case, it is advised to consult your dermatologist before any treatment.