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.
Pregnancy Tips How to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
Stretch marks, ooh, nobody wants them. Theira common side effect of pregnancy. What can you do to prevent themé I'm Jill, fromTampa, Florida, going to tell you how you can prevent these stretch marks. Well, there'sno clear cut prevention, but it starts with weight gain. Don't gain too much weight, watchwhat you're eating, pregnancy doesn't mean you have a full right to eat whatever youwant and as much of it. Don't do that! The more weight you gain, the more likely youwill be to have stretch marks. Cocoa Butter, and other oils, or massage lotions can tryto prevent stretch marks by keeping the skin supple and preventing it from getting toostretched out. I have found one girlfriend
trick in pregnancy, and it's something thatI was told, I used it and it prevented stretch marks in me. Maybe you can use it. It's byClarins, you can get it at any department store, it's called L'huile Tonic, and it'san oil that you massage on your belly and it helps keeps the skin supple and helps toprevent the stretch marks. I also recommend placing it on your breasts and around theback on your hips cause those are other common places to get stretch marks, that you mightnot think about. So, try the Clarins, or any of the other maneuvers, and that will helpyou prevent stretch marks in pregnancy. I'm Jill Hechtman, from Tampa, Florida.Have a great pregnancy!
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.