How do I permanently get rid of stretch marks?

 “How do I permanently get rid of stretch marks?”

A stretch mark (striae or striae distensae) is a pinkish or pale scar on the skin that occurs when your skin stretches or shrinks rapidly.

Collagen is a protein found beneath your skin that gives it elasticity and provides support. Stretch marks may form on your skin when your skin attempts to repair any rapid changes or tears in your skin collagen.

They commonly show up on your stomach, arms, breasts, back, shoulders, chest, hips, buttocks, and thighs. These lines or grooves are neither painful nor damaging. Some people, though, may be self-conscious about their appearance. They become less prominent over time.

How to permanently remove stretch marks

Stretch marks are commonly thought of as an aesthetic problem. They can occasionally be extensive, tearing easily in an accident. Stretch marks, like any scar, are permanent but may disappear with time. There is no ultimate cure for stretch marks because they are created by a tear deep within your skin. Some treatments, however, may make them less apparent. Some remedies will help you get rid of the itch. There is no single treatment that is effective for stretch marks. 

Moisturizers: The most common treatment is a hyaluronic acid-based cream. If used early on in the stretch mark process, it may help to hide the stretch marks.

Retinoids: For some people, retinol or tretinoin (retinoid) works best. It may make them less apparent if done early on every night for 24 weeks. Stretch marks can be removed with retinoids, and your skin can seem younger. Retinol, a form of vitamin A, aids in skin cell renewal and makes skin smoother and younger-looking, which is why it’s found in so many beauty care creams and lotions. Vitamin A supplement or use can help firm the skin and remove stretch marks. Every night before going to bed, take Vitamin A orally or extract the vitamin A oil from the capsule and apply it to the affected regions. Vitamin A-rich foods, such as milk, eggs, green leafy vegetables, tomato, and others, can also help your skin heal faster.

However, if not used as prescribed, it may cause negative effects. It should be avoided during pregnancy because it is potentially dangerous.

Sugar: Sugar is a wonderful homoeopathic microdermabrasion agent. Because microdermabrasion is one of the most effective and dermatologist-approved ways to lighten stretch marks, you can use a DIY sugar scrub at home to get rid of them. Exfoliating the affected areas with a natural sugar scrub will help regulate blood flow and speed up the skin’s healing process. To prepare a paste, combine 1 tablespoon sugar with a few drops of Vitamin E oil or any essential oil, and exfoliate in a circular motion for a few minutes before rinsing.

Coconut oil and aloe vera: Coconut oil and aloe vera gel are both natural moisturisers that aid in skin hydration. While coconut oil has therapeutic capabilities, aloe vera aids in the regeneration of skin tissues. If you're looking for an effective way to get rid of stretch marks, try this home remedy. In a mixing bowl, combine two teaspoons virgin coconut oil and freshly extracted aloe vera sap.For maximum effects, apply a small bit of the mixture to the stretch marks on a daily basis. Stretch marks will start to diminish in two to three weeks. Coconut oil also helps to prevent stretch marks, so expectant mothers should massage their abdomens with it to keep scarring at bay. After all, prevention is always better to cure.

Baking soda and lemon juice: Lemon has bleaching qualities that brighten the skin, while baking soda is a natural exfoliator. Baking soda aids in the removal of dead skin cells and thus stretch marks. Lemon helps to diminish redness and make them less noticeable. Stretch marks can be removed quickly and effectively using a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice.One tablespoon of baking soda, half a lemon's fresh juice, and cling wrap are all you need. This can be done with kitchen roll. Mix the two ingredients together and apply to stretch marks. After 20 minutes, remove the cling film and rinse. It's best to test it on your skin first if you have sensitive skin. Apply a small amount of the mixture on your arm and wait 10 minutes to see whether it reacts or itches, then apply it to all of the affected areas.

Dermatological procedures

A skin doctor (dermatologist) or plastic surgeon may recommend or perform one or more of the following procedures to help your skin produce more collagen for the best results.

Pulsed dye laser therapy: This is a non-painful light treatment that relaxes the blood vessels beneath your skin that produce stretch marks.

Fractional CO2 laser therapy:  This treatment may help to remove old white marks. Topical treatments like glycolic acid and tretinoin may be less effective.

Excimer laser therapy: A  safe ultraviolet-B light is used to target stretch marks. Stretch mark pigmentation might take anywhere from one to four months to correct.

Microdermabrasion: To assist in removing fresh stretch marks, tiny crystals or microneedles are utilised to rub off the top layer of your skin. It may produce better results when used in combination with skin peeling.

Chemical peels: The top layer of your skin might be burned with glycolic acid (an acidic solution) to promote new skin growth. This may reduce the appearance of stretch marks temporarily, but it is unlikely to eliminate them completely.

Radiofrequency: Heat is created by radio wave energy, which causes your body to make more collagen. It has been proven to be safe and effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

Ultrasound treatment: This is similar to how radiofrequency therapy works. Sound waves are sent deep into your skin to create heat, tighten your skin, and stimulate collagen production.

Cosmetic surgery: Stretch mark removal may be possible with procedures such as a tummy tuck. However, surgery may result in a new, painful scar, and surgery is expensive.


Although you can strive to avoid stretch marks, there is no certainty. Maintaining a healthy weight, especially during pregnancy, is the greatest method to avoid stretch marks. Your doctor can provide you with an exercise and diet regimen. This is the most effective method for preventing stretch marks. Many remedies, such as almond oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, and vitamin E, according to researchers, do not assist to avoid stretch marks. Stretch mark prevention can be achieved by using products containing Centella asiatica herb and hyaluronic acid, but only to a limited extent.

Stretch marks are a frequent skin condition. Older skin scars, such as white stretch marks, are more difficult to treat than fresh stretch marks. If you choose, you can decrease the appearance of your scars using a variety of options.

Before you start treatment, keep in mind that your stretch marks might not disappear altogether. Make an appointment with a dermatologist if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment or potential side effects.

Although there is no perfect home remedy, topical treatments can help with hydration and promote the healing process of your skin. More research is needed to determine which natural remedies and medical procedures are the most effective and who they are most likely to help. If you’re treating stretch marks caused by pregnancy, talk to your doctor first to make sure the procedure is safe. Even if you don’t address your stretch marks, they will almost always vanish over time. Stretch marks rarely remain as visible as they were when they originally appeared.


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