I’ve been obsessed by stretch marks for 35 years. Pretty much as long as I’ve had stretch marks. Yes, a whole 35 years ago, and as a result of pregnancy. I’ve tried all sorts of topical creams, including lightening creams, vitamin E, Bio-oil. You name it, I’ve tried it, with no real marked improvement.
I’ve been determined to find a treatment for stretch marks for some time, and my own frustration with stretch marks, led me on a quest to finding a treatment that really improves the appearance of stretch marks. Not just newer stretch marks, but old stretch marks like mine.
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks, in dermatology are referred to as striae. They are a form of scarring and are generally a white or pink color. What causes stretch marks is tearing within the middle layer of the skin called the dermis. This dermis layer is located directly below the epidermis, and is the layer of skin that accounts for the skin’s firmness and shape.