Different Stretch Mark Treatments for New or Old Skin Damage

Not all stretch marks are the same, and you may have noticed that there are two kinds of stretch marks: red and white. These are, respectively, new, unhealed stretch marks and older, healed stretch marks.

New, unhealed stretch marks appear as irregular lines on the skin that turn dark red or even purplish in color, depending on your pigmentation. As your skin stretches from pregnancy or weight gain, it tears and bleeds at the dermal level. This is what causes red stretch marks to erupt onto the skin. You can think of them, in a sense, as a deeper kind of blood blister.

If left untreated, red stretch marks will eventually heal on their own. That doesn’t mean that they’ll go away without treatment. It just means that they will instead turn into white stretch marks. These are generally not as prominent or easy to see as red stretch marks, but they are still visible and are more difficult to get rid of.

If you notice the appearance of red stretch marks, its time to start body stretch mark treatment. In their early stages, stretch marks can be reduced or removed by over-the-counter creams, especially creams and lotions that contain vitamin C, vitamin E, and other nutrients that encourage elastin production in the skin.

If you have older, white body stretch marks, the services provided at Juvia medical spa is probably your best bet for getting rid of them. You may, at first, want to try creams or lotions, as they are much less expensive than laser treatments. If you do, you may want to consider an at-home or spa chemical peel treatment. Chemical peels strip the top, dead and damaged layer of skin away, leaving behind new, young, healthy skin. This kind of treatment generally reduces the appearance of white stretch marks.

Stretch marks are not medically dangerous, but they can rob you of confidence and make you feel anxious about your appearance. At Juvia Med Spa, we have experience in finding the solution that will work best for your unique situation. Call us today at 817-427-3700 to schedule your free consultation.

* Actual results may vary by patient.

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