White Stretch Marks

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What are White Stretch Marks?

White stretch marks are a type of scarring of the skin caused by stretching of the skin when the body expands too quickly because of weight gain or pregnancy. White stretch marks are the final stage of stretch marks that may start off as pink, red, or purple.

Treatment for White Stretch Marks

Treatments like chemical peels and lasers are often used for white stretch marks. They work by exfoliating skin and destroying the top layer of skin cells resulting in the formation of new cells and production of collagen that blends the stretch marks with the surrounding tisue. A less destructive method for treating them is carboxytherapy.

Red stretch marks are stretch marks that are still not completely healed. The redness is a result of increased blood capillary networks that provide circulation in order to heal them. Once this capacity is exhausted the stretch marks mature to white stretch marks. It is important to use a moisturizer with vitamins on red stretch marks in order for a better final result once they are healed.

Helpful Tips for Treating White Stretch Marks:

  • Moisturize skin thoroughly
  • Avoid very hot and prolonged baths
  • Avoid harsh drying soaps
  • Use quality moisturizers daily after bathes or showers
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Learn more about treating white stretch marks.

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