How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks On Thighs
Let's talk about how to get rid of stretch marks on thighs. If you have stretch marks then you already know that they are unsightly. Called striae, they form when the skin is stretched for a long time due to pregnancy, being overweight then losing the weight, or even bulking up by working out. Some teens can get them if they have a major growth spurt.
They start out looking almost like incisions in your skin that haven't healed yet. They can be red or purple gradually fading to white or even a silvery color.
Although there are many reasons someone can get them we are here to talk about how to get rid of stretch marks on your thighs. You have to know that, just like with any other type of scar, stretch marks will never entirely go away but there are things that you can do to decrease their appearance to enhance yours.
For many people there is benefit in nutritional solutions like fatty acid oils that will aid in bringing elasticity back into your skin. The best time to use those products is when a person is experiencing change, like during rapid weight loss or pregnancy or when undertaking serious sport muscle building.
Depending on the route you want to take, you can treat them with over the counter creams and lotions that will help soften the skin. There are even some that deal directly with scarring and may be good things to try. Having never used these products I can't give you any type of testimonial about them. Either talk to someone who has used them or speak with your doctor.
You doctor may have her own ideas about what to use that will help so if you are unsure of where to start they may be the best place to start. I am sure that if they do not think the over the counter creams and lotions can help they will prescribe something that they think will. Remember to check on pricing with the prescribed medications, they may be quite expensive.
Over the counter creams and lotions may be your best bet. Softening the skin and keeping it that way will lessen the look of the stretch marks over time. It will not happen over night. If you apply the creams twice a day you should start to see some improvement in about four weeks, so do not get discouraged, just keep at it.
If you have some money in savings, and your doctor thinks the stretch marks are bad enough, then talk to them about dermabrasion treatments or chemical peels that can reduce the look of stretch marks. Have your doctor refer you to a board certified plastic surgeon and call for a consult.
The surgeon will outline all of your options and you can then make your decision as to which one is the best for you. These procedures are considered cosmetic by your insurance company and they will not cover them. So only do this if you have the money or can save up to have something done.
The last thing I want to talk about is, your diet. If you change your diet and start eating foods that help heal your skin, like foods rich in vitamins A,C, and E and the mineral Zinc and drink a lot of water you may see some differences in how your skin looks, too. These essential nutrients help skin heal and become healthy and water keeps you hydrated. Follow these suggestions on how to get rid of stretch marks on your thighs and you should have no problems.
Learn more in our section here about best skincare practices and safe treatments for stretchmarks
Warren Tattersall has been a full time nutritional consultant for over a decade and works with people all over the work to help them improve their health issues, including skin care, with inner and outer nutrition programs
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