Celebrity Stretch Mark Removal
Travis Stork: Stretch marks, so very common Drew. Andrew Ordon: Such a common problem. You know, anywherefrom 70 to 90 percent of all women have stretch marks. And what are theyé Let me show youexactly. They're scars in the dermis and epidermis caused by a tearing or stretchingof the dermal components. What that does, you lose elastin, you lose collagen, and ittranslates to those scars that you actually see on the surface. Early on, they're red.Those can be treated with a different type
of laser. Today though, we're focusing onthose old stretch marks that have been there for months or years and in her case, afterpregnancy, the two areas where women see it the most, the tummy, the breast, sometimeson the hips as well. So she's going to get a treatment here with fractional erbium laserresurfacing treatment. Simon Ourian: Exactly. This is the first time that we canactually treat some of the silver and white stretch marks. Before this, every time I talkto s, they said impossible, this cannot be treated. We have had great results. We'vebeen able to treat these stretch marks with
only one or two sessions and up to four orfive sessions, we can completely get rid of them and in many cases, just making them looka lot better makes people feel better and more confident about their body. Travis Stork: So Carrie, you've never had this done before,righté Carrie: No. Simon Ourian:
So here you go, we're gonna go ahead anddo this area. Do you feel anythingé Carrie: No, not really, no. Travis Stork: How many treatments would this requireé Simon Ourian: It usually takes anywhere from two to fivesessions to get rid of all the stretch marks. Andrew Ordon:
Yeah, because you can't go too deep at anyone session, so you do your treatment Simon Ourian: Exactly. You do as much as you can. Brooke Burke Charvet: You're not feeling any pain at allé Carrie: No, no.I can feel some warmth, but it'spainless. Travis Stork:
And we actually have someone in our audience,Ana, who.she's another patient. I think, Ana, you completed a set of treatments forthisé Ana: Yeah, three treatments. Travis Stork: So I wanted to do a little before and afterpicture, if we could, of your stretch marks. Ana: Okay.
Best Pregnancy Oil to Prevent Stretch Marks
I want to know which is the best pregnancyoil to prevent stretch marks. If body oil prevented stretch marks, you knowa lot of body builders wouldn't have to put on so much oil to hide their stretch marks. That's caused by bulking up too fast. Stretch marks are caused by the tissue expandingfaster than the skin can stretch without tearing, creating stretch marks. I knew that much. Do not use castor oil or some other purgativeto prevent the natural weight gain and growth
you'll see during pregnancy. So what can I useé You can eat foods rich in omega 3 and antioxidantsto help improve skin elasticity like salmon and spinach That makes me ill even thinking about it. Then try berries, oranges and other fruitsrich in antioxidants. And mango gives you vitamin A too. That's healthy in general.
Eating walnuts gives you omega 3 and vitaminE if meat makes you feel ill. Should I try those fruit based creams to treatmy skiné I know cucumber slices on the eyes are supposedto treat puffy eyes, but rainforest scented hair products and skin treatments that soundlike a luscious fruit smoothie aren't going to do much more than drain your budget. All you've told me so far is what not to do. Drink a lot of liquids to stay hydrated soyour body keeps the skin supple instead of dried out.
I get the same advice just to keep from gettingdehydrated from all the throwing up. I've heard of coconut oil used as a skin cleanseryou can use during pregnancy. Do avoid harsh chemicals that are in some on the shelf exfoliatingagents. That's why I asked about natural alternatives. You can try using fewer soaps to remove oilfrom your skin and pat it dry after a shower instead of harsher soaps and then adding lotions. The ultimate in allnatural. In theory, you can naturally moisturize theskin to make it more supple using shea butter,
wheatgerm oil, and cocoa butter. The last one sounds more like a dessert thana skin treatment. I've heard of people using kokum butter andalmond oil too, to keep the skin supple. Whether this is enough to prevent stretch marks entirelyor simply minimize them, I don't know. I've heard of shea butter used to treat stretchmarks after you have the kids. Stretch marks are scars, so you can't do morethan cover them up with makeup or more clothes. That's why there is so much emphasis on prevention. I've heard of onion extract and hyaluronicacid that help them fade.
If the stretch marks are still red insteadof darkened, some studies found it helped, but once they've darkened on white women andlightened on darker women, it is for life. It is all for life, just minimizing what Ihave to live with. Use sunscreen to minimize discoloration andavoid citrus oils that increase your sensitivity to sunlight. You mentioned onion extract. What do you thinkof rosemary or basil oilé On pasta it's fine, on you it is not. Andstay away from any oils that are supposed to balance hormones like sage, marjoram, myrrhor anise.