Beauty Consciousness and Stretch Marks
Almost all human beings are conscious about their beauty and they adopt all means to improve or maintain it. Skin is considered as the mirror of the human body and it reflects the physical, mental and emotional status of every person.
The number of people attending beauty clinics and dermatologists is increasing day by day. In the selfie age, people are becoming increasingly worried about skin problems because of the social stigma. A person having a disease of some internal organ may not be worried but another person having a skin disease on the face may be depressed because of the simple reason others will come to know about their disease.
Why do we get stretch marks?
Human skin has got several functions like protection, heat regulation, water balance, excretion etc. It gives us protection and support of the deep body tissues and has got the ability to stretch to some extent, due to the presence of protein fibers in the dermis. But when body parts are enlarged quickly it may cause excessive stretching on the skin, resulting in breaking of collagen and elastin fibers of the dermis. This causes a slightly depressed discoloration, most commonly known as stretch marks.
Stretch marks are associated with conditions like pregnancy, puberty, obesity etc. It is usually seen in places like abdomen, thighs, breasts, buttocks, shoulders etc. Once these marks appear, time is required for them to be less prominent.
Both men and women are the victims of stretch marks, but it mainly affects women due to beauty consciousness. On the other hand, there are women who are the least bit bothered by stretch marks and consider them as a badge of motherhood. Still, the number of people visiting clinics to remove stretch marks is increasing day by day.
Stretch marks can be treated
Because of the increasing need for the stretch mark treatment modalities, there are number of products on the market to deal with stretch marks. One such treatment we offer at Pretty Faces Atlanta is microneedling with platelet-rich-plasma. It is an ideal method for filing in fine lines and wrinkles, and it particularly suited for treating stretch marks, since it penetrates the skin so deeply.
Are you curious about treating your stretch marks? Contact Pretty Faces Atlanta for a consultation today!