Stretch Mark Removal on Balance
No one likes stretch marks, but there wasn't much we could do about them until now. There's a new laser treatment called CoolBeam that could help eliminate those body scars. I was in Los Angeles recently and met with one of CoolBeam's inventors. Simon, what exactly is a stretch mark, and why do we get themé Stretch mark happens when your body goes through rapid growth, either through during pregnancy ____ or you go through a rapid growth doing when they go through growth cycle. Or you can get 'em bodybuilders could get 'em. Any weight loss or weight gain could cause you to have stretch marks too.
And when you look at a stretch mark, you feel that indentation. Is the skin tearing or is it the tissue underneathé What gives it that appearanceé Basically, in laymen's terms, your body grows faster than it can build up new collagen. So the skin becomes very thin in some areas, kind of cracking open. That's why we call stretch marks. Kind of affecting, the cracks open to make room for the skin to grow faster. So here's Natascha. She's in great shape. She's young and she's fit. She takes care of herself, yet she has tremendous stretch marks.
I had a son when I was nineteen years old. And I got a lot of stretch marks from giving birth. And it's something I've lived with through my early twenties and now my late twenties and something that I'm very selfconscious about. I can't go on the beach in a bikini. I can't wear low jeans. And it's something I just really would like to get rid of. Could that have been predicted or prevented in any wayé I wish there was a way that I could tell people to prevent all their stretch marks, but there really isn't. If you go through pregnancy and you genetically are predisposed to getting stretch marks, you're gonna get 'em. Now, up until now, there really hasn't been a laser that's been effective in terms of treating stretch marks. How does this worké
It works by producing new collagen underneath your skin to build up the areas of the skin that you lost your collagen. And also, add new color to the areas of the stretch marks that have lost their pigmentation. And in the meantime, I'm going to have you wear these cool glasses. Okay. When you first do the treatment, your skin turns red like a cooked lobster. But then laughter it starts to peel, and your skin goes through a lot of peeling. And then brand new collagen starts to build up in that area. And that's when it starts to fill up in the areas that you are lacking collagen. Is it uncomfortableé
No, not at all. You'll find stretch marks on girls' breasts if they grow too quickly. Men, all types of locations. Are there certain locations where you cannot use the CoolBeam laseré The lasers have been used for the past 30 years, and they are one of the safest modalities to use in medicine. So it's safe to be used on breasts, on reproductive organs, around your arms, everywhere in the body without having any longterm side effects. What else can you use this kind of treatment foré We have used it for chicken pox marks. We have used it for treatment of acne scars. And we have used it for people who have fine lines.
Also, it causes it to sand the skin down to make it more level to the areas of the valleys and peaks. So make everything more even throughout the skin. So in effect, yes, it will get rid of a lot of the ice pick scars and those acne scars that people get in all stages of their lives. Voila.Great. We're all done. All right. So now I'm going to numb the area again. And we're gonna see you in a couple weeks here. Wonderful.All right. Tell me, ultimately, what Natascha is going to see when this is all said and done.
Is it Normal to Itch a Lot During Pregnancy
Is it normal to itch a lot during pregnancyé It depends on where the scratching is. Scratchingat the skin on the stomach as it stretches is normal. That's because the skin is stretching outof shape, often so bad you get stretch marks. Those are actually scars from when the skinstretches faster than the underlying area. Does scar removal cream get rid of ité No, but moisturizer can reduce the odds ofstretch marks occurring in the first place plus relieve the itching.
Good to know I can use something, becauseit seems like s say you can't use anything. But you may be able to use something for theallergy reactions. I cané That is a relief! It is safe enough for toddlers, and if theitching is an allergic reaction, it is safe enough for you. I don't know if it is allergic. Then it will make it easier for you to sleepuntil the problem has passed.
It is like everything itches. If your breasts itch, it may be the same reasonthe stomach itches â€“ the breasts are growing faster than the skin. The solution, lots oflotion, is the same. That's hard to use on my palms, since itcan make everything as smeared and messy as a toddler would. Itchy palms and soles of the feet are relatedto the high estrogen levels. That'll go away after you have the baby. I've heard that you'll be so miserablein pregnancy that you look forward to labor,
but I never thought it had any credence untilnow. Regardless of the cause, you could use mildsoap and cold showers to relieve the skin irritation. Stay out of hot, humid environmentssince your body can't regulate heat well.