Stretch mark sucks, isn’t it? Either stretch marks hits you during the weight loss or weight gain, or when you are growing the human being inside your body (when you are pregnant), and now you got these purple-red, jagged little marks. And it’s good if you are comfortable with the stretch marks. But what if you are not? You try different things to get rid of those stretch marks.
There are some of the myths too about how to get rid of the stretch marks. Let’s see what they are.
Myth one: Cocoa butter can prevent the stretch marks
Cocoa butter can prevent stretch marks? Definitely not! Cocoa butter on your growing tummy cannot help in fighting against the pregnancy marks. But yes, it can help in getting rid of the uncomfortable itch which comes with the stretched skin.
According to the study, cocoa butter doesn’t help in preventing stretch marks. Cocoa butter is the moisturizer and the moisturizers don’t penetrate the skin deep enough for affecting the marks.
Myth two: stretch marks cannot be treated
Modern machines and the universal hatred of the problematic skin have found the treatments for the marks a long ago. There are many ways of treatment for the marks.
The most popular way is laser therapy, such as Vbeam Perfecta (best for the new marks), or Fraxel (best for the old marks). Laser therapy is the best way of treatment but it is expensive as well. Each session of treatment can cost up to $1,000 and multiple sessions will be needed for the better result.
If that will not be easy to stomach, you can also give a try to the topical retinoid, specifically the tretinoin. It is the prescription vitamin-A derivative which can help in reducing the appearance of the marks with the prolonged use. Marks will not be disappeared totally but they will surely be lessened in color and size.
Myth three: stretch marks never fade once you get them
We have good news for you; this is not true. Stretch marks occur during quick weight gain, weight loss, or pregnancy. And the thing is that marks are not the life sentence. Marks gradually fade away over time.
It will change into white and nude from red and pink within a few years. It’s not that it will totally fade away but it will not be as much notice as it was when you first got them.