Saying goodbye to stretchmarks

By on April 4, 2013

One of the causes of post-partum depression in mums today has to do with the physical changes in the body such as excess weight and unsightly stretch marks.

With the right health regime, going back to pre-pregnancy weight is not impossible.
What’s not possible is instantly getting rid of horrible stretch marks without doing something drastic.

Depending on genetics, the look of stretch marks on a certain person is not the same as everyone else. The scars appear reddish for some and purplish for others.  Asians in particular get that off-color skin tone after pregnancy.

Stretch marks are not a cause of pain although for some who need to feel confident about their body,  baring some skin in the summer can be frustrating.  So how do family-oriented mums Cindy Crawford and actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who once declared having had post-partum woes, still manage to look stretch mark-free?  Lasers, perhaps?

With breakthroughs in technology, the two most common laser treatments today, fractional laser and the pulse-dye laser alone can help without having to go under the knife in order to achieve a blemish free skin.  What’s the difference between the two types of lasers? Both laser treatments use wavelengths of light to penetrate deep into the skin layers to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.  Fractional laser for skin resurfacing such as Fraxel® works best for people with off-colour scars and promise minimal downtime. For people with red stretch marks, the pulsed dye laser is more appropriate.

The most recent scientific discovery is the 3 deep RF technology that uniquely controls the power and depth of radio frequency energy distributed to the skin.   Billed as the ultimate solution to treating the laxity in the abdomen and buttocks including body contours and circumference,  EndyMed PRO™is an example of the latest 3-deep RF device.

Lasers are a great way to get rid of the scar but preventing blemishes require effort and commitment by sticking to a routine workout and appropriate body nourishment.

After all, the old cliché “ an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” still rings true.

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