How to get rid of stretch marks after childbirth, afterslimming, on the stomach, on the hips

Update: October 2018

Upcoming maternity and stretch marks on the skin – sometimes inseparable
concepts (see how to prevent stretch marks when
pregnancy). Many women perceive this cosmetic
problem as a tribute to the happiness of being a mother, while others are stubborn
combating them, starting with preventive measures and ending with
cardinal measures, just to remove stretch marks on the skin.

What is more correct – to put up with stretch marks or try everything
possible measures for their prevention and elimination? Surely
it is much easier to prevent stria than to heal. All healing
methods are not always effective, however, reduce the severity
stretch marks can definitely.

The main thing is not to risk your health in the fight for beauty,
abandon doubtful and dangerous methods of prevention and
treatment. Be that as it may, striae appear in places hidden from
the eyes of others (abdomen, hips, butt, chest), therefore aesthetic
The side of the question is somewhat exaggerated.

Causes of stretch marks

Knowing the causes of this phenomenon allows us to understand the nature
the occurrence of stretch marks and take a different look at preventive measures and

  • The main reason is a hereditary tendency to stretch,
    which is observed in several generations (grandmother, mother). AT
    In this case, to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy is very difficult, but
    however, measures should be taken to prevent them.
  • A sharp weight gain – stretching the skin during the growth of the abdomen,
    chest and overall weight gain.
  • Hormonal changes that directly affect
    skin condition. Progesterone actively produced during
    pregnancy, reduces the synthesis of collagen – the main protein,
    responsible for the elasticity of the skin.

Provoking factors

  • Excess weight;
  • Fast, intermittent weight gain during gestation;
  • Large fruit;
  • Multiple pregnancy or high water;
  • The weakness of the muscle layer of the anterior abdominal wall;
  • Diabetes;
  • Striae not related to pregnancy;
  • Smoking.

The mechanism of stretch marks

Stretching the skin leads to thinning of the epidermis, strain
subcutaneous tissue and the formation of microdamages. Damaged
the fabric is gradually replaced by connective – it looks like,
as maroon or reddish stripes of different thickness and length.
The reddish color is due to the presence of blood vessels under
damaged skin, which also gradually subsides – color
changes to light, close to the color of healthy skin.

What is the difference between stria from postoperative scars?

Both of them have the same origin – connective
the cloth. However, scars or scars after a surgical scalpel with
conditions of competent stitching of postoperative wounds look even
and neat, striae have a chaotic location and not always
the correct form. In this striae – a superficial phenomenon, but
scars – literally felt through the skin, because the cut
подвергается вся дерма и низлежащая the cloth.

What happens to striae after childbirth?

Some women have half a year after the birth of stretch marks
almost completely disappear, leaving barely noticeable thin
strips on the skin. AT большинстве случаев стрии остаются, однако
turn pale, decrease in size and become inconspicuous.

There is another category of women who have stretch marks after
weight loss becomes more pronounced than before birth. This is due to
the fact that with the intensive dropping of extra pounds is formed
excess skin that does not have time to shrink and decrease in
sizes following adipose tissue. AT данном случае обязательно
to conduct side events for skin toning: waterborne
procedures (Charcot’s douche, circular), massage, wraps.

How to remove stretch marks on the abdomen and on other parts of the body

Since the problem began to bother women, medicine and
cosmetology develops a variety of methods and tools for
getting rid of stretch marks. However, it should be understood that
get rid of stretch marks is almost impossible! To not promise there
expensive cream or newfangled procedures, remove stretch marks before
complete disappearance from the skin is impossible because the connective
The fabric at the base of the stretch marks is an irreversible change in the skin.

Cosmetic and pharmaceutical remedies for treatment
stretch marks

Most of them can be used for both pregnant and nursing.

  • Cream with glycolic acid 10% CREMA CORPO by Guam

Более эффективен для профилактики stretch marks на груди, для лечения
applicable at the beginning of their formation. Cannot be used before
sunburn Ingredients: glycolic and hyaluronic acids stimulate
collagen synthesis and moisturize the altered tissue, algae extracts
and macadamia oil nourish the skin, activate the regeneration processes.
Apply to stretch marks 2 times a day.

Price: about 3150 rubles, Italy.

  • Cream Kelofibraza (Kelofibrase) from Sandoz

Most effective for the very first stretch, and better – in
as a prevention. AT составе:

  • urea, softening and moisturizing striae;
  • Heparin sodium, which improves blood supply nearby
    tissue and metabolism in connective tissue. Provides
    smoothing and alignment of the scar, the disappearance of the effect of tension,
    стимулирует регенерацию тканей, ускоряет рассасывание tissue.
  • D-camphor, anti-inflammatory,
    improves tissue trophism.

Apply on stria 2-4 times a day. Can be applied as
compress for the night. Price: about 1400 rubles, Germany.

  • Kontraktubeks from Mertz Pharma

There is good efficacy in the treatment of fresh striae,
returns skin elasticity and restores its function. Composition:
Ceray extract (onion) – reduces swelling and reduces synthesis
connective tissue, heparin softens the tissue of striae and moisturizes them,
by holding water, allantoin promotes tissue healing. Applied
on stria 1-3 times a day. Can be applied as компресса на

Price: about 400 rubles, Germany

  • New secrets of Golden Usa cream-drug from folk crafts

Efficiency is small, the greatest effect has
prophylactic use. Golden Usa juice contains flavonoids,
possessing P-vitamin activity, and restores
microcirculation of blood adjacent to strii of tissue. Allantoin,
keratin, onion, horse chestnut, arnica, ginseng extracts
способствуют разглаживанию рубцов и регенерации tissue. Applied на
Striae 1-2 times a day on previously steamed skin.

Price: about 100 rubles, Russia

  • Крем от рубцов и stretch marks КЛИРATИН

Recommended for the prevention and correction of striae. Contains
herbal extracts (basil, calamus, madder, etc.), vitamin E and
natural antioxidants, moisturizes and smoothes stretch marks, makes
they are less noticeable on the background of healthy skin. Applied на стрии 2 раза
per day (always 1 time per night).

Price: about 70 rubles, Russia

 Salon treatments

Virtually all have strict contraindications, such as
pregnancy, lactation, infectious diseases, blood pathology,
oncological diseases, etc. Many procedures are painful, require
repetition, and most importantly – very expensive, but
not giving 100% effect.


This is the introduction of substances that stimulate the production of elastin proteins and
collagen, in the middle layer of skin, dermis. ATещества, вводимые в кожу,
are a complex that may include antioxidants,
enzymes, vitamins, microelements, amino acids, embryonic
drugs, very often – collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Designed to nourish the skin from the inside, stimulate the exchange
processes, softening of connective tissue, skin renewal.

It is carried out as an injection method – manually with special syringes.
with long needles or using a meso-injector apparatus, and
without injection technique, in which the therapeutic composition is applied to
the surface of the skin and is treated with a mezoroller device. Held
from 5 to 15 procedures, further preventive ones will be required
courses. The best effect is achieved in the treatment of fresh
stretch marks.

Fractional photothermolysis

This laser effect on striae. Warming up
microparticles of the skin, stimulating the synthesis of new collagen. After
one-time procedure during the month is the activation of the division
cells, the fabric texture improves, stretch marks decrease and
are shortened. Productive with fresh streams, but full
disappearance even they do not occur.

Chemical peel

Removal of old skin layers with special preparations, and
also stimulation of collagen production. AT качестве действующих
drugs use strong acids (trichloroacetic acid,
alpha hydroxy and phenol). The epidermis is burned, and
collagen production is also activated. After процедуры, которая
is very painful and is performed under anesthesia, it is required
prolonged skin repair. A few months after
skin peeling renewed, stretch marks become less

Mechanical peeling

The surface layer of the skin is removed by exposure.
air stream with fine sand. The procedure is unpleasant,
also requires a long recovery, but the effect is sometimes possible
and not notice.

Microcurrent therapy

ATоздействие на стрии слабыми импульсными токами низкой частоты
activates metabolism and cell growth – stretch marks become thinner
and paler. At least 15 procedures are required for the result to be


Plastic surgery to remove loose skin of the abdomen with
the formation of aesthetic seams. This is a complete operation.
requiring general anesthesia and appropriate training, which is always
associated with risks to life.

How to remove stretch marks on the bottom using mumie

This method is of national origin, but many women
They note a good effect, especially if stretch marks on the legs, on
hips and other typical places appeared no more than 6 months

AT обычный крем для тела (или профилактический от stretch marks)
add 2 tablets mummy, pre-grinding, and each
day put such cream on stretch marks after water procedures. Effect
noticeable after 2 weeks.

Stretching does not affect the health of a woman, but
the methods by which women try to get rid of them are unsafe.
If another child is planned, then meaning in the treatment of stretch marks
absolutely not, because they will appear again. The greatest value
has stray prevention – here is perseverance and perseverance
absolutely justified!

Автор: врач-гигиенист, эпидемиолог

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