Everything you need to know about Stretch Marks and Cellulite

Everything you need to know about Stretch Marks and Cellulite
  • 04 August 2022
  • Healthsprings Aesthetics

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Both stretch marks and cellulite are, truth be told, very natural parts of growing older. They are signs that you have lived a life and lived it well, perhaps borne the next generation or achieved personal athletic feats. Stretch marks and cellulite occur naturally as part of the body’s naturally-occurring aging processes and are very, very normal. That said, however, many people are interested in getting rid of them due to a host of reasons: excessive amounts of stretch marks or cellulite, regaining confidence in the body, or even for job reasons (specifically, for those whose careers involve maintaining a pleasing look to the body).

How, then, can you undergo stretch mark removal in Singapore or cellulite treatment in Singapore to make these marks go away and regain flawless, baby-smooth skin?

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At-home treatments

These treatments are prevalent across the market and provide ease of availability, accessibility, and affordability for those who prefer the convenience of at-home methods. They include over-the-counter topical creams and treatments (that you apply directly to the skin) as well as nutritional supplements that purport to promote the body’s natural processes. Stretch mark removal Singapore is rarely that easy, however, and so potential consumers of these products must know what they are looking for.

Common ingredients that are known to help with stretch marks and cellulite include Vitamin A – retinols and retinoids – hyaluronic acid, and centella, all of which may be familiar names to those who are beauty-savvy as they are frequently featured in many Korean skincare products. Other components that may help and soothe the skin include aloe vera and coconut oil, both easily found in your local grocery store.

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Do ensure as always that your skin is suited for these treatments. Like with food items in general, you should always test out potential products on the inside of your wrist to ensure that you are not allergic to any ingredients in any of the products that you purchase. Even if you are not allergic to the main product, you may find that additional ingredients in the cream or supplement may cause a reaction in your body.

If you are also earth-conscious, you may also want to check out the company and product to see if they match your requirements for shopping organic or natural. As these labels are not necessarily well-regulated, there may be mislabelling in regards to what a product actually is. As always, research is essential to ensure that the products are what they say they are.

Your aesthetician or dermatologist may also have take-home options for you to try. Many will have their own recommendations or carry products that they have tested to be effective over the years. If you have a preferred or trusted provider, you may speak with them about this and ask what options they may have.

Aesthetic treatments

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Your local dermatologist or aesthetic clinic may also provide aesthetic procedures for stretch marks and cellulite treatments in Singapore. Laser-based therapies are one of the most common, non-invasive treatments available to address stretch marks and cellulite. While they differ in approach, the basic concepts are roughly the same – these treatments use laser energy to penetrate the skin and promote the body’s natural processes – for instance, the additional production of collagen, which is important to the body’s elasticity. This additional collagen helps tighten the skin, and thus assists with stretch marks and cellulite as you can imagine. Radiofrequency treatments can do the same, except with energy waves rather than a laser, and some research has shown that when combined with other treatments it can penetrate deep down into the skin to promote collagen production at very low levels.

Other clinical procedures may include microdermabrasion, microneedling, and chemical peels. All three of these work rather differently to achieve a similar goal, to remove the dead skin cells from the affected area and thus stimulates collagen production as well. All three are clinical procedures done by experienced professionals, and are therefore much more comprehensive and potentially more effective than any over-the-counter or at-home treatments.

Which ones should you go with?

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It does depend on the severity of the stretch marks or cellulite that you have. Less serious cases may do perfectly fine with a little over-the-counter or at-home treatment, but more serious situations may require aesthetic or dermatologic interventions by experts and professionals to tackle.

Overall, we recommend that you speak with a professional to assess the state of your skin, including but not always limited to stretch marks and cellulite. Our team at Healthsprings Aesthetics will be able to advise you on which direction to best take in terms of addressing stretch marks and cellulite removal in Singapore, regardless of what the state of your skin may be. We look forward to hearing from you!