How Do You Remove Stretch Marks David Reath Knoxville Plastic Surgeon
Hi everybody. I'm David Reath, and I'mgoing to talk about this week's TruthOMeter Tuesday question.The question we asked this week was basically a request from many of you from our previousweek. We asked about things that you wanted to knowabout, and one of the top things was stretch marks.So our question was this, quot;The only truly effective way to treat stretch marks is bysurgically removing the skin that contains the streth marks.quot;I would like to tell you that that was a quot;falsequot; or sort of a toss of a coin, but the factof the matter is, that's true.
The problem is this: stretch marks are reallyscars. And there's no way to eliminate a scar totally either than to remove the skin thatcontains the scar. People have tried different creams, peoplehave tried different salves, people hvae tried laser. None of these things really work onstretch marks. They're still there, and quite honestly I think the results for most of thesethings are not worth what you're going to pay for them.Now it is true that as time goes on stretch marks may fade a little bit, as do scars.But they won't go away unless you remove the skin that contains the scars.So I'm sorry to tell you all that the answer
to that is true. Most of you already knowthis, and got it right. So let's find out who won this week.Britney Phillips. Britney, congratulations, you're this week's winner.You get a $100 gift card, come on into the office. Pick that up. We'd love to see you.I thank everybody for playing this week, we had a great number of responses, and we'regoing to try to come up with a really good, interesting questionfor you again next week. So, see you then.
How Do Fitness Models Cover Stretch Marks
How do fitness models cover stretch marksé Fitness model and mother are rarely in thesame sentence. Scratch that, because there is Fit Pregnancy magazine and fit mom contests. Fitness models are supposed to look perfect,and they have to cover up stretch marks after having a baby. It isn't just the women. Guys who bulk upfast may stretch their skin to the point of creating stretch marks, without getting anythingas annoyingly cute as a baby. I've heard of people getting stretch marksfrom rapid weight gain.
Yeah, but aside from pregnancy and an aggressiveworkout plan, that's rare. The rapid weight loss followed by loose, flapping skin is morecommon. And grosser. There are a lot of wouldbe fitness models.Every fitness buff would love to get paid to show off what they show off for free. How does that relate to my questioné To be honest, a lot of advertisers would hiresomeone without stretch marks over someone who has them if there's a choice.
And there's a lot of competition. You could refuse to bare your stomach, withjust tight yoga pants and shirt, showing off the figure but not the skin. I could get a tan. Tanning won't hide stretch marks. I could use stretch mark creams. They may lubricate the skin, but it won'thide stretch marks unless you're putting on makeup.
A spray on tan might work. Yes, and it wouldn't be out of place ona fitness shoot. A lot of oil might cover it up, too. Assuming I don't end up slipping and slidingon the floor. And then, there's Photoshop. For whaté If you have light stretch marks, photographersmight remove the stretch marks along with tan lines, tattoos, moles, scars and everyother imperfection.
Except that it's a mark of motherhood. They remove both Angelina Jolie's tattoosand her stretch marks, so consider it part of the territory.
Do Fitness Models Have Stretch Marks
Do fitness models have stretch marksé It is amazing how many fitness models havestretch marks, including the women. A lot of women get stretch marks after havinga baby, and some of them try to get back into shape by focusing on fitness modeling. Actually, many fitness models have stretchmarks because they grew so much muscle so fast. How does growing muscles and losing fat causestretch marksé Stretch marks occur any time the tissue underthe skin expands and stretches faster than
the skin can grow. Some body builders, mostlymen, get stretch marks on their chests or shoulders as they grow massive pecs. What can they do to get rid of themé I'veheard that lasers can be used to eliminate stretch marks, just like it can remove tattoos,scars and glasses. It won't do much to eliminate them, thoughit might reduce their appearance. Should I try stretch mark cream or scar creamé If that stuff really worked, we would nothave so many people swearing by lasers. How do fitness models hide their stretch marksthené
Some get a tan to try to hide it, though youjust end up with lighter streaks on the darker skin. Some use tanning lotions and creamsto essentially paint over it. I thought tanning lotions darkened the skin. And then there are the spray on tans thatare literally painting over the scars you have. I wonder if that's half the reason they usebody oil, to make the fake tan look real by adding a layer of fake sweat. Maybe, but it does help cover the stretchmarks. It is like putting Vaseline on a camera
lens. So some body builders have stretch marks anda lot of ways to hide them. They'd have done better to slowly lose fatand build muscle instead of bulking, growing fast but literally bearing the scars for theireffort.