Stretch Mark Removal Treatments

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Stretch mark removal treatments range from the maddeningly ineffective to the truly successful. Among the successful treatments for stretch mark removal are elastin creams, collagen creams, collagen and elastin creams, and surgery. Surgery is, of course, both expensive and risky, and is almost always unnecessary.

Collagen and Elastin Stretch Mark Removal Treatments

You've probably heard the words collagen and elastin before. Chances are you've seen these ingredients listed on a bottle of your skin lotion. Collagen is a protein which occurs naturally in the human body. It's the building block of skin, and it gives skin its remarkable ability to bind together.

Elastin, likewise, is a protein found in the skin. It gives skin elasticity. By increasing the skin's levels of elastin and collagen, you increase the skin's ability to regenerate cells, and improve its ability to thicken the epidermal layer. The result is smoother skin and more evenly colored skin.

Many stretch mark removal treatments rely on collagen and elastin. The potency of these stretch mark removal treatments, however, varies according to the potency of the ingredients. A trace amount of elastin isn't going to do the trick. The more potent the level of proteins in the cream, the more effective the cream will be in removing your striae.

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