Scars, Cellulite & Stretch Marks
Marks on the skin, such as scars, cellulite and stretch marks can make people feel self-conscious and want to cover them. Although the marks usually don’t cause pain or any physical side effects, they can make people upset or embarrassed. However, you can reduce the appearance of scars, cellulite and stretch marks with our range of effective treatments.
What are scars, cellulite & stretch marks?
Marks on the skin can be due to a number of reasons and although they are normally painless, they often cause psychological effects.
The term ‘scar’ covers everything that was once an injury but has not fully healed over time, leaving you with a long-lasting mark that’s normally dark purple or silvery white. These can be left behind by cuts, grazes or other punctures to the skin and tend to happen when the original injury is more serious.
Cellulite is skin that is dimpled in appearance and tends to be found on the thighs, buttocks and hips. More prevalent amongst women, cellulite is very common in those who have gone through pregnancy and occurs in varying degrees of severity.
Stretch marks are thin, silvery white lines that are grouped and tend to mimic stripes. Often found on the stomach, thighs, hips and chest, they are also common for women who have had children, as well as people who have put on or lost a lot of weight.
What causes scars, cellulite & stretch marks?
Scarring is part of the body's healing process, after an event that has damaged the tissue (like an injury). When the tissue breaks, collagen is released and then begins to build up at the site of the wound. This is because it helps it to strengthen and heal, but the increase in the blood supply causes the wound to become red and raised. As the wound continues to heal, the collagen starts to break down and the mark becomes paler again, eventually becoming white, and normally staying that way permanently.
Cellulite is common among women, with almost 90% experiencing it to some degree and the reason it affects women more than men is because of their different skin structures. The fat cells and connective tissues in women’s skin are arranged vertically, while men’s are arranged in a criss-cross formation. Cellulite is when fat protrudes into the layer of skin, which explains why it’s easier for this to happen for women. The exact reason this happens however, is unknown.
Stretch marks are fairly self-explanatory, as they occur when the skin is tugged and stretched. This largely happens when a woman is pregnant (as the body accommodates a growing fetus) or when someone gains a lot of weight or loses a lot (especially if they do it rapidly). These marks are caused by an increase of cortisone in your system, which means that certain medications and other conditions can also lead to stretch marks.
How do I treat scars, cellulite & stretch marks?
Although marks such as these on your skin are nothing to worry about, a lot of people find them unsightly and cause them upset or self-consciousness. For this reason, there are a lot of treatment options available to help reduce the appearance of scars, cellulite and stretch marks, that you can buy quickly and easily from UK Meds.
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