Stretch marks may not be physically painful, but heaven knows they cause a ton of emotional grief for both women and, in some cases, men. They're hideous, hard to get under control, and are devastating to a person's self esteem.
So what can be done? Well, luckily, there are a few different methods to minimize stretch marks no matter where they occur.
Here's a video from YouTube user, Kelly Everson, where she discusses the causes of these awful scars and how she recommends dealing with them:
In the video Rachel mentions a few different techniques. One is using a stretch mark cream. She suggests using Strivectin SD. While we believe this is a good product, it's certainly not the best. For a better alternative we recommend checking out TriLASTIN-SR - it's more effective, faster-acting, and gentler on the skin.
Rachel also goes on to talk about using oils such as Mama Mio Tummy Rub. Again, a decent product to use but probably not the most effective. We definitely think TriLASTIN is a better choice but if you prefer to use an oil-based solution, Mama Mio is a very popular option.
Another method that Ms. Talbott discusses is using a home microdermabrasion device. Obviously you can have this same procedure done at nearly any dermatologist or even a medical spa, but a home unit is actually an excellent idea.
This gives you the ability to perform unlimited treatments on yourself in the comfort of your own home meaning you'll save hundreds of dollars not having to make a trip to a specialist.
The best device available right now is the PMD (personal microderm device). It's not the cheapest tool at roughly $180 but it's very effective and, as mentioned above, will actually save you a ton of cash.
Having a microdermabrasion done at the dermatologist or elsewhere can cost $100 to $200 per session. The PMD gives you unlimited sessions for the price of 1 or 2.