Scars are the result of the normal healing process of the body whereby the biological process occurs of wound repair takes place. When the dermis (thick layer of skin) undergoes significant damage, the body tends to form new collagen fibers to help restore the damage that has been caused. The new scar tissue will have a different quality and smoothness to it. In some cases the underlying structures that aid the support of our skin are lost or significantly deteriorated, therefore, resulting in a sunken or uneven appearance.
Stretch marks are highly related to the damaged caused by scarring tissue. Stretch marks typically present themselves as bands of parallel lines on the surface of your skin. Commonly, these lines are a completely different colour to your natural tone and may range from purple to pink and even grey. The following places you at greater risk of developing stretch marks: pregnancy, family history, being a women, overweight, dramatic weight loss or gain and finally using corticosteroid medications may causes markings.
Finding the correct and justified recommendation for your next scar and stretch mark cream can be a difficult task. Each individual may react differently to certain treatments, whereby some treatments may not be strong enough to induce restoration – so, here is my list of the best scar and stretch mark cream currently on the market. Within this article I will cover everything from what makes my selected creams the correct choice and how each one tends to treat related common conditions. I hope that I am able to assist you, and as always if you need some more information please don’t hesitate to leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can!