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.
When to Use Stretch Mark Cream During Pregnancy
Do you know when to use stretch mark creamduring pregnancyé I know there are women who would use it themoment they got a positive pregnancy test if they thought it would prevent stretch marks. You have to start putting stretch mark creamor preventatives in place, because you can't get rid of scars once they form. But thosecreams have to do something, because I know people who have had three kids and don'thave stretch marks. About half of all women don't get stretchmarks. But I won't know if I'm in that half untilit is too late.
Your odds of stretch marks go up if you'recarrying multiples or gain a lot of weight over the pregnancy. I knew about the rapid weight gain. I've seen body builders with stretch marksbecause they bulked too fast. Which creams should I use to avoid stretchmarksé Aloe or something elseé Using a moisturizer reduces the odds of stretchmarks, and it will reduce the itching you may feel as things stretch out. Most of the creams I'm looking at have that.
Unfortunately, there's no cream proven toprevent stretch marks, though you can use moisturizers at any time. All you can do ishide it afterward. Or get laser scar removal. I wish I coulduse effective creams like I did for acne as a teen. Do not use RetinA while pregnant, thoughit would help. That stuff can cause birth defects. What about compounds with glycolic acid orwitch hazelé Glycolic acid isn't proven to do anything.Witch hazel is a skin conditioner, but it
doesn't prevent stretch marks. What can I doé If you develop those scars of maternity, wearthem with pride. I'd as easily be proud of the baby's spitup on my shirt. So switch to a one piece swimsuit after youhave the baby or cover yourself tactfully with sunscreen. No one in real life is goingto judge you for stretch marks. You're right. The baby fat matters more.