Body stretch marks are fine lines that occur as a result of sudden stretching of the skin or hormonal changes. They often occur during pregnancy, rapid weight gain and loss, and puberty. Stretch marks can be difficult to eliminate completely, but there are many methods that can be applied to reduce their appearance and improve skin health. Here are 10 effective ways to remove stretch marks:

1. Moisturizing creams and lotions

Moisturizing creams and lotions, which are effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks, increase skin elasticity and maintain moisture balance. In addition, skin with sufficient moisture becomes more resistant to stretching and therefore stretch marks.

Application: Apply at least twice a day to areas with stretch marks. It can be especially useful to apply it after bathing to prevent your skin from drying out. If you use moisturizing creams regularly, it becomes possible to prevent the formation of stretch marks before they start.

2. Retinoid Creams

Retinoid-containing creams, which have vitamin A derivatives compounds, help regenerate the skin by promoting collagen production. Retinoids are especially effective in the treatment of newly formed stretch marks. In addition, retinoid creams that support melanin production also help to eliminate the color darkness caused by stretch marks by fighting hyperpigmentation.

Application: These creams are usually applied at night before going to bed, as they work in harmony with the skin's natural regeneration process at night. It will also be more beneficial for the creams to settle on the skin and not to be erased by contact with clothes. 

3. Skin care oils

Skin care oils such as vitamin E, argan oil, cocoa butter and almond oil moisturize the skin and increase its elasticity. Thanks to the strengthening of the skin's natural barrier, the growth of stretch marks is prevented.

Application: Apply these oils regularly by massaging the areas with stretch marks. Since the massage activates the blood circulation in that area, the skin regeneration process accelerates and increases your success rate in stretch mark treatment.

4. Peeling

Peeling helps to remove dead skin cells and regenerate the skin.After getting rid of the dead skin on the top layer of the skin, it will be easier for the moisturizing and stretch mark removal products you use to reach under your skin.

You need to be careful when choosing the products suitable for your skin for peeling application. In addition, it is very likely that your skin will become sensitive after peeling.

Application: Gently massage your skin 1-2 times a week using natural or chemical peeling products. 

5. Chemical Peeling

Chemical peeling provides the formation of new and healthy skin by peeling the top layer of the skin.The prepared chemical solutions are adjusted according to the degree of the problem on the person's skin.It is effective in reducing stretch marks and spot treatment.

Application: This treatment, which should be applied by dermatologists, can be done at certain intervals. Since the skin will become more sensitive after the application, using sunscreen regularly prevents the formation of new spots and reduces the possibility of irritation.

6. Laser Treatment

By targeting the lower layers of the skin, laser treatment stimulates collagen production and regenerates the skin.In addition to being one of the treatments with the best results, it is a treatment that cannot be applied to everyone.For example, if a pregnant woman wants to have stretch mark treatment with laser, she has to wait for delivery. Laser stretch mark treatment is not recommended during pregnancy.

Application: This treatment method is performed by dermatologists and usually requires several sessions. The number of sessions may vary depending on the depth or size of the stretch marks. 

7. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is the process of gently peeling the top layer of the skin. This method encourages the skin to renew itself and the healing process progresses faster than many other methods. The depth of the solutions prepared in chemical peels can vary and therefore the healing process may take longer in deep peels. If there are cracks and discolorations that need to go deeper, chemical peeling may be preferred instead of microdermabrasion. The most important difference of microdermabrasion from chemical peeling is that there is no crusting problem. The slight redness that occurs after microdermabrasion will disappear in a short time.

Application: This process, which should be performed by a specialist, may take several sessions. Permanent damage to the skin may occur due to incorrect applications.

8. Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is the process of injecting substances such as vitamins, enzymes, hormones and plant extracts into the skin with micro-needles. This method allows the skin to regenerate and reduce stretch marks. It is preferred because it is an application with a fast healing process. It is also a personalized treatment type. Therefore, instead of a standard application, it is applied by determining the exact need of the skin.

Application: This treatment performed by specialists may require several sessions.

9. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Treatment

PRP treatment is the injection of platelet-rich plasma obtained from the patient's own blood into the skin. With the growth components it contains, it increases collagen synthesis in the skin and provides skin renewal. Since the treatment is administered through the patient's blood, it is easier for the body to tolerate it and the risk of allergic reactions is low. 

Application: This treatment, performed by dermatologists or aesthetic specialists, may take several sessions. It may take a few weeks to see the effect of the treatment.

10. Healthy Nutrition and Water Consumption

Balanced nutrition and adequate water consumption are important to keep the skin healthy and elastic. It is very important for the body to get enough water in order for the hyaluronic acid produced by our body to act on the body. In addition to maintaining water balance, you can get the minerals and collagen your skin needs naturally with a healthy diet. In addition, by eating healthy, you can get rid of unhealthy factors that will tire your skin and body. 

Application: Increase daily water consumption and consume foods that contain vitamins and minerals necessary for skin health.