There are noticeable marks on your skin. Could they be stretch marks? Ask yourself the following questions:
- What color are they? Are they reddish purple or pink? Perhaps silvery-white?
- Do the marks look like lines on your skin?
- Do the marks feel like dents on your skin?
If you answered yes to all these questions, then those discolored lines on your skin are most likely stretch marks.
No need to worry. Stretch marks are gaps that form in your skin when it is stretched excessively, and commonly appear on the thighs, hips, breasts, lower back, and buttocks.
You see, a matrix of collagen and elastin supports the dermis (the deeper layer of the skin) and epidermis (the skin’s outer layer). However, when this matrix of tissue breaks, we get those discolored streaks which in medical terminology called striae—and these are stretch marks.
When new, stretch marks appear reddish purple or pink in color. Older marks are a translucent, silvery-white. Though known to appear mainly during pregnancy, they may also occur during sudden weight gain or loss, or even during adolescence due to rapid growth and hormonal changes associated with puberty. Genetics also play a key role in a person’s susceptibility to getting them.
And while stretch marks aren’t life-threatening, they can cause a lot of distress to the person affected by these marks.
Can they be treated?
Yes. There are effective ways to minimize or reduce the appearance of stretch marks. GlyDerm Stretch Mark Cream offers a superior, clinically-proven solution that will neither require laser procedures, nor break the bank.
A product of Italian pharmaceutical A. Menarini, GlyDerm Stretch Mark Cream is made in France—home of the best beauty products in the world. What sets it apart from other creams is its Tri-Derm Actives, which work together to build collagen and regain skin elasticity in order to reduce the size and improve the color of stretch marks.
Can’t anti-wrinkle or anti-scar cream do the same thing?
No. Using such products to combat stretch marks would be like taking cold medicine to relieve a sprained ankle. In other words, they do not target the same skin condition.
Wrinkles are formed usually over age, when our skin tissues become thinner and less elastic. Dehydration, sun damage, smoking, and other vices or external factors also contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Anti-aging creams that contain ingredients such as retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids are the common, non-surgical option to minimize, mask, or prevent wrinkle formation.
Scars, meanwhile, appear on the outer layer of the skin and occur after an injury, when the skin repairs itself. Among common scar treatments are topical creams that contain silicone gels, steroid injections, and surgery.
Varicose veins are another condition that are sometimes mistaken to be stretch marks, but they have nothing to do with our skin tissues. These are caused by weakened veins, often in the legs, which become enlarged and twisted from their inability to efficiently keep blood flowing. Being overweight or pregnant can contribute to the development of varicose veins. Symptoms can be eased through exercise, elevating one’s legs, and generally avoiding putting to much pressure on your legs over long periods. Because they can be unsightly, however, there are treatments such as laser therapy and certain types of surgery as options.
Now you know.
Now that you can easily differentiate stretch marks from other types of conditions, you can focus on treating them properly—without expensive surgeries!
With a non-greasy formula that is easy to use, GlyDerm just needs to be massaged into the affected areas of your skin twice a day. GlyDerm Stretch Mark Cream’s Tri-Derm Actives penetrate the gaps of broken tissue so that you can soon walk around with confidence just like you did before. Initial results may be seen in as fast as five weeks of continued use.
Remember, each skin condition calls for a specific, clinically-proven solution. So when it comes to stretch marks, use GlyDerm to bring back your beautiful skin.
GlyDerm Stretch Mark Cream costs only P750 for a 125ml tube, or P440 for a 60ml tube, and is available in leading drug stores nationwide.
For details about GlyDerm, visit glydermasia.com.