How To Reduce Stretch Marks
How To Reduce Stretch Marks
What Reduces Stretch Marks and What Does Not
One may think that increasing collagen production from within would be a promising approach for preventing stretch marks. It would fortify the skin matrix and skin with improved strength which is the contrary of atrophic skin susceptible to tearing when over-stretched.
Artificial or Man Made Concotions to Fight Stretch Marks and their Effectiveness
Palmitoyl pentapeptide -the basis of StriVectin-SD, a product that with energetic marketing as a youth-restoring choice to Botox has become a big seller in the past years- seems to be the prominent ingredient of this new approach by the cosmetic industry in its search to profit from consumer’s burning desires to have flawless skin.
Chemically speaking, palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 contains five amino acids linked together and attached to a fatty acid to magnify oil solubility for the sake of better skin penetration. It is biologically related to the precursor of collagen type I (a.k.a. procollagen type I). Researchers found that when added to the culture of fibroblasts (the key skin cells), palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 activated the synthesis of the key factors of the skin matrix: collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans. How exactly palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 did that remains unclear although a number of hypothesis exist.
Unfortunately, the ability to enhance the productivity of skin cells in the test tube does not always turn into an effective skin treatment. Hardly any promising test tube discoveries ever become an established therapy. Clinical studies of palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 do exist but all of them (to our knowledge) have been organized or sponsored by manufacturers (Sedema and Proctor & Gamble).
This does not automatically make the studies partial, but potential conflict of interests is frequently a red flag. Unfortunately, this situation is usual. Early studies of patented chemicals are almost always sponsored by manufacturers. It generally takes a long time before completely independent research is executed.
So far testing has been concluded on only a few patients and thus the clinical data is still too insufficient to review palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 as a proven stretch-mark treatment or preventative model at this time. The molecule is a fabricated man made chemical synthesized in a laboratory. It is reported to be safe but it has not gone through the extensive clinical trials required for it to be accepted as a drug.
The makers don’t seem to be seeking such authorization as they desire to market stretch mark treatments as cosmetic products -designed to change the look of skin and not its structure- which are not held to the same approval standards by the FDA as drugs are.
Indeed, they do not pretend to be all that interested in the results of the pentapeptide chemical for stretch marks since they are using it as the basis of a good story on how it happens to also be good for wrinkles, which is a much larger market. They employ high-tech claims to induce customers by highlighting the “science” and “technologies” behind their product.
Since the cosmetic market is ultimately left to monitor itself and the Food & Drug Administration gets involved only when products have unfavorable reactions or alter the structure of the body. The companies choose to say they adjust the look of stretch marks or wrinkles instead of saying they diminish them which is a structural change. You and me continue to be hoodwinked by the cosmetics industry’s ingenious marketing and are left to our own devices to monitor such claims.
Although the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) monitors advertising for unfair or deceptive claims, it isn’t too aggressive on the cosmetics industry. “Our priority is to ensure that if a product is claiming a health benefit that there are enough trials to back that. If there are general appearance-enhancement claims, those are not high in our prosecution list,” says Heather Hippsley, assistant director for the FTC’s advertising-practices division in an interview published in Newsweek in November 2004.
Risks of Man Made Synthetic Chemicals
The problem with man made chemicals or isolates is not only that they may or may not be effective and require extensive and expensive clinical tests but also that they run the possibility of having harmful effects in the long run. We have seen many products rushed to market on the back of deficient studies and later withdrawn after years of use that may have changed some people’s lives negatively. We do not live in a perfect world and what scientists may consider as safe chemicals one day could well be banned the next day on the findings of new research.
Now, again: EVEN IF THE CHEMICALS ARE PROVEN TO BE SAFE, boosting collagen formation may not be sufficient to impede stretch marks from forming. It is also necessary to degrade the existing damaged and worn out cells. And not only to get rid of them and their ugly marks on our body, but to also liberate their amino acids and make them available as building blocks that our system needs to create new collagen, elastin, and skin matrix cells.
As it is discussed in the first part of this section about stretch marks removal this can be achieved with the support of the biological immune serum for stretch marks, which contains molecules formed by glycans (complex sugar chains) and peptides, proteins, enzyme, coenzymes and oligoelements that support the innate immune system of the skin and contribute to both dissolve scars in the dermis and organize and regulate proliferation of all the necessary elements of healthy skin: collagen, elastin, proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans.
We offer two creams for the prevention and/or treatment of stretch marks.
BIOSKINEXFOL™, a home microdermabrasion and skin regenerating cream. It contains micro-crystals, that helps to exfoliate old, rough, raised damaged tissues to help the biological serum penetrate through them and dissolve scars in the dermis by the action of enzymes, and therefore get rid of stretch marks
Stretch Marks Treated by a Novel Treatment – Two Options
1. Apply a HOME EXFOLIATION PROCEDURE and BIOBODYCREAM, and follow with 6 hours of occlusion with a cheap petrolatum cream. Do this two or three times a week for stretch marks in Stages I and II a.
2. Apply our ultra-exfoliating BIOSKINEXFOL Home Microdermabrasion for Stretch Marks and Raised Scars which is the same cream in BIO BODY CREAM, only it is infused with micro aluminum crystals for a gentle ultra-exfoliation by microdermabrasion and follow with 6 hours of occlusion.
Do this three times a week for about 8 weeks if your stretch marks are old, rough, raised, in Stages II b to IV.
HOME EXFOLIATION PROCEDURE + BIOBODYCREAM CREAM – FOR NEW STRETCH MARKS
Massage routine for best results on rough stretch marks or raised scars: At night, two or three times a week (not more), take a relaxing bath and apply a strong massage with a wooden massager and a body scrub to exfoliate dead cells (similar to removing, “sanding” or resurfacing damaged skin with dermabrasion, microdermabrasion or laser procedures).
Exfoliation can help remove the scars, dull skin and the dead cells that show as stretch marks, but only if the skin has been sufficiently loosened by the bath. Apply the body scrub mixed with a moisturizer of your choice (e.g. Aloe Vera Gel, Shea Butter or any lubricating cream) on the area to be massaged. After the massage apply BIO BODY CREAM immediately on your reddened skin to trigger and accelerate new collagen formation. Then attach a plastic sheet or apply a cheap petrolatum cream to occlude the area for about 6 hours and thus retain moisture and allow for further absorption of the biological cream deep within your skin.
BIOBODYCREAM – Stretch Mark Prevention Cream:
- Speeds regeneration of healthy skin
- Increases skin strength and elasticity thereby the capacity to withstand over-stretching
- Effectively prevents the development of stretch marks
- Protects the skin from oxidative damage
- Helps increase production of collagen and elastin in the epidermis
- Decreases the appearance of new stretch marks
- Keeps skin healthy and firm
- Is easy to apply
- Requires No Prescription
- Comes with a 100% Money-Back Guarantee
Dissolution of Stretch Mark Scars in the Dermis by Enzymes and by Skin Resurfacing
- Stretch Marks
- What Causes Stretch Marks
- Stretch Mark Prevention and Therapy
- How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks
- How To Reduce Stretch Marks
Two Stretch Mark Creams
Prevents and treats newly formed stretch marks
Treats Old Stretch Mark Scars
Benefits and Features
- Powered by BIOCUTIS® Serum
- Dissolve Scar Tissues with Enzymes
- Create a Non Trauma Exfoliation
- Support Healing By Your Immune System
- The Most Powerful Antioxidants
- Moisturize Deep Within The Skin
- Remove Stretch Marks and Blemishes
- Replenish the Lipid Barrier of The Skin
- No Side Effects
- Money Back Guarantee
- BIOSKINEXFOL Polishes Away Scars With Microcrystals
Ingredients in BIOBODYCREAM and in BIOSKINEXFOL
- Distilled Water (solvent)
- Peg-4 Olivate (emulsifier derived from Olive Oil)
- Sorbitan Olivate from Olive Oil (moisturizer)
- Squalane from Olive Oil (natural moisturizer and antioxidant)
- Hyaluronic Acid (in solution – moisturizer)
- Biocutis® Serum: Helix Aspersa Müller Glycoconjugates
- In BIOSKINEXFOL: Corundum (Aluminium oxide) is the second hardest natural mineral known to science (next to diamonds). It is an inert substance and it is insoluble in water and organic substances, and its melting point is 2000 degrees centigrade. MSDS indicate that it is non-carcinogenic and non-toxic for ingestion. These properties make corundum better for exfoliation compared to alternatives like sugar, salt, sea salt (magnesium oxide), or baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).
- Glycerin (humectant)
- SUPRAPEIN™, a synergistic combination of botanical extracts that yields a natural preservative with a broad-spectrum of antimicrobial activity.
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