What causes stretch marks?
Skin is elastic. If it gets overstretched there is a disruption of the underlying protein called collagen, resulting in the scar formation we see as a stretch mark. The most commonly affected areas are: thighs, breasts, hips, buttocks and upper arms.
Initially the stretch mark may appear reddish or purple and may be indented. These will fade, but they do not go away.
What is the best way to treat or prevent stretch marks or scars?
Scars and stripes creme by Beauté Pacifique uses four unique active ingredients each designed to reduce redness and to normalise the lost tissue structure that makes scares and stretch marks visible. In addition three different vitamin A esters that rejuvenate and soften the skin with a powerful anti-age ‘boost’ for better elasticity and more uniform skin surface.
There is always a risk of scar formation, when the skin is healing from a cut or from surgical procedures. How big is the risk for scar formation depends
- on the person’s individual tendency to scar formation
- If the scar is exposed to stretching or pressure while healing
- If the skin around the wound has normal blood supply
- If the skin is robust and well-care-for with great skin care products
As with stretch marks, scars also appear reddish while the skin is healing up and after the crust comes off. Again, it is very important to use the right skin care to prevent formation of scar tissue and to diminish the visibility of scars that have already formatted. In SCARS & STRIPES we use four active substances with a unique ability to prevent and diminish the visibility of scars and stretch marks.