"Stretch marks" in adolescence is a common condition because of the fast growth in terms of height and weight. When the skin is expanding rapidly, it will cause the destruction of the collagen structure under the skin layer and follow with the occurence of stretch marks, especially in teenagers who grow up quickly. They are more likely to have stretch marks.
In the early stage, stretch marks tend to appear red or purple. Over time, the marks will turn white and dimpled causing uneven skin. It is often found on the upper arms, thighs, calves and hips. For girls, it can be found around the breasts.
It is difficult to prevent stretch marks in teenagers since we cannot prohibit the growth of the body. Moreover, it is found that frequent use of lotion or body oil is less effective for preventing stretch marks. Although it is difficult to prevent, new stretch marks can be treated. The new stretch marks are redness and can be treated easier than the white.
There are several treatments including:
- Apply the vitamin A ointment
- Use new VBeam Laser on the new red stretch marks to remove redness and stimulate the production of collagen
But, if it has appeared for a long time and has turned white, you may change the treatment methods into the radio frequency laser groups instead, which improves skin condition as the treatment for scars such as
- Fractional CO2 Laser
- Fine Scan Laser
- Fractional RF
This type of stretch mark must repeatedly undergo the treatment. The result of the treatment will not be as good as the new stretch mark. Therefore, the doctor recommended that anyone who early noticed the new stretch marks on your body. You should immediately consult with professional doctors in order to undergo treatment early for better result.
Information by Dr. Narumol Tongsreeneam
Composed by Medisci Center