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.
Bodybuilding Stretch Marks Can They Be Eliminated
What's up, guys. Sean Nalewanyj here atseannal bodytransformationtruth and today I wanted to answer the questionthat I do received pretty often but that I never addressed in the tutorial which is thetopic of body building stretch marks and how to get rid of them. So, stretch marks arebasically just a result of your skin being stretched and expanded, and that causes theconnected fibers to break down and tear, and you end up with lines across your skin, whichusually start out as dark red or purple and then it gradually fade to silver or whitecolor overtime. Not everybody gets them but a pretty high percentage of serious lifterswill end up with body building stretch marks
to some degree as they gain more and moremuscle. I personally have them as well, I have them all over my body actually, on myshoulders, my biceps, my chests, my lats even on my glutes and my quads as well. So, onto the real question here, which is, is there any way to get rid of stretch marks or anyway to prevent them. The most common recommendation that you'll hear is to use different creamsand lotions on your skins, things like cocoa butter, almond oil, silicone gel or even oliveoil. There's a lot of people out there selling a lot of different products for this, butthe honest truth is that there really is no good evidence to show that any of these creamsor lotion worked for reducing stretch marks,
at least not to a significant degree. Thereis some research showing that actively massaging certain creams into the area can have a minoreffect, but whether that's from the actual cream or from the messaging is not clear andmost studies out there don't show any real benefits, so I personally would not recommendthat you go out and spend your money on this stuff because it's most likely not goingto do much of anything for you. Keep in mind that stretch marks are not just a simple surfaceissue on top of your skin, they're actually happening underneath, in the middle layerand they're essentially scars where the skin is actually torn apart. So, you justthink that rubbing a ream or a lotion o top
of your skin and have them just disappear,it's really just not realistic. Now, if your stretch marks really bother you and you'reserious about reducing them, then the only way to treat them in a more reliable way isthrough an actual hands on procedure done with a dermatologist. So, things like microdermabrasion,laser therapy or IPL, these are the only methods that have actual concrete research behindthem and showing real benefits, and that's basically the route that you're going tohave to go if you're really serious about this. However, even then keep in mind thatdepending on how severe your stretch marks are, even though its treatment don't guaranteeanything they can probably reduce the appearance
of your stretch marks but not eliminate themaltogether. And on top of that they're usually pretty expensive, they're going to requiremultiple treatments, so you're going to need to have the money, you're going toneed the time and to really dislike your stretch marks enough to bother going that route. Ipersonally don't think that body building stretch marks are that big of a deal, I actuallykind of like them in a certain way because I find they sort of serve as a reminder forthe hard work that I've putting over the years, so I've never even bother to tryto get rid of mine. And also keep in mind the stretch marks do fade overtime in mostcases, so time is going to be your best treatments
for them. The only final piece of practicaladvice that I'd give in terms of stretch mark prevention is that if you're bulking,this is just another reason why I recommend going the clean bulking route rather thanthe dirty bulking route, that just means that you should focus on maintaining a smallercalorie surplus and making gradual muscle gains overtime, while keeping fat gains ata minimum. I covered this in more detail in the previous blog post, which I'll linkin the description box but aside from all the reasons that I talked about in that post,gaining weight at an excessive pace where you're putting on muscle but also a bunchof fat as well, that's also going to increase