DIY treatment diminishes Stretch Marks

What are the causes of stretch marks?

Stretch marks are areas of skin that have scars in parallel lines where there have been tears in the skin. These tears happen because the skin gets stretched. Stretching of the skin occurs during pregnancy, or when a growth spurt causes internal growth to happen faster than the skin can grow to adapt.

Why and how Collagen Induction Therapy works so well

Collagen Induction Therapy breaks down the tough scar fiber strands. It causes them to get improved blood flow and induces the production of collagen to the site. This causes them to heal better, and lessen their presence. Scars follow the same process. The reason that this process helps to restore better condition to the skin is because it causes an increase in number and spread of fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are the connective tissue cells that create collagen and elastin fibers. These bring about collagen production and formation of better blood vessels to the tissue.

It does not cost much…just invest the time

The derma rollers to do Collagen Induction Therapy at home cost very little. Regular cycles of treatment to the stretch mark or scar area will diminish them with each treatment. Application of vitamin A and C ingredients fuel the collagen production and healing process.

This treatment restores a healthier, younger appearance to skin. It is a process that can allow your favorite skin products to work more deeply. Because of this, it improves firmness as well. You may be surprised at how much this can improve the appearance.

What is the alternative solution

Alternatives to Collagen Induction Therapy for treatment of stretch marks include laser treatments, light treatments, and microdermabrasion. These are alternatives listed by the Mayo Clinic. As with Collagen Induction Therapy, stimulation of the production of collagen and elastin comes from all these methods. They also say that the use of lotions for preventing and treating of stretch marks is not something that is supported by scientific evidence.

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Important tool against cellulite

Massage improves the appearance issue called cellulite. This tool is useful at all stages. To view this as a fat problem is to oversimplify the condition. Most women will experience this issue in their lives. It happens to thin and fit people. There are many factors involved. A few of these causes are aging skin, poor circulation, and/or hormonal changes.

Stage 0

I now know that you can test to see if you are starting to get this condition by pinching the skin and seeing if there is a cottage cheese kind of appearance. This is considered stage 0 before you can see it. If you have other women in your family with cellulite, you should check on this from time to time.

Stage 1

Once you see the symptoms, it is stage 1. The fat structure have changed too. In stage 0, the fat structures may have become more nodular. The first visible signs of cellulite are actually seen in the skin condition at this stage. Fat structure changes below the skin are also part of cellulite.

Connective tissue

Connections between the skin and these fat structures is the third thing that plays a part in cellulite appearance. The rippled look of the skin is worsened by the way it is tied to the lumpy structure below and makes it even more wavy and lumpy looking.


Massage is so valuable because it improves circulation, tissue health, vascular health, and tissue smoothness. These are desirable improvements for cellulite at all stages and all the levels involved. It stimulates the lymph system circulation, which can aid in eliminating fluid that is retained. This excess fluid can play a part in the cellulite, bags under the eyes, etc.

If you want to fight it…start now!

This is an appearance issue that will requires work to fight! The sooner you start, the better. Even surgical solutions are not permanent. The more advanced it is, the harder the fight will be. Everyone experiences this differently. Unfortunately, I did not realize that I would have this issue until it became visible. I used collagen induction therapy to improve the skin condition and firmness. This was controlling it well… but then I got injured and gained a little weight. I was shocked at how far it advanced very quickly.

Many choices

There are surgical procedures that are performed for this condition. Many involve severing the connection between the fat structures and the skin layer (Subcision). Liposuction many times makes the cellulite more visible. Sometimes injecting fat actually makes the appearance better. Some of these surgical procedures work well and last for a few years. Many last for less than that. Since I do not have the money or the desire to get surgical solutions, I have been researching and trying out tools to reduce it myself at home. There are a lot of these tools and they cost very little.

My choices

I am using a fascia massage tool. The tool I chose would be different now after my experience using them. I am using it in a different way than how it was designed. It helps, and to a needed deeper level that is difficult to achieve with massage. Cupping massage is the other tool that I am using.

After a lot of research, I pursued both of these massage tools. Having seen great testimonials and results for both, I selected the versions that I felt strongly would be best suited for me. Currently I am seeing much better results with cupping massage. Both tools are benefiting me.

In addition to these massage tools, I am also exercising. Both cardio and muscle building are part of my fitness program. Exercise can help reduce unwanted fat, but also improve the condition of the fat that we keep. Toning up muscle and improving fat condition helps the appearance of the cellulite areas. It also improves circulation which is a big benefit in the cellulite issue.


Diet can help in fighting cellulite. Eat healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Avoid processed foods. Drink plenty of water. Tea can be very beneficial too. These are important to fitness as well.

I have more information about my research and the tools that I am currently using for myself. You can learn from my experience and information about the many causes of cellulite and the many solutions to choose from.

Everyone is unique

Everyone has their own unique combination of factors and conditions. Even if we are using the same tools, the combination that is right for each of us could be different. I think my set of tools have benefited me well. It has enabled me to learn which ones address particular factors better.

You can do better in your own journey with this information about cellulite tools. Get a feel for which tools you need and what is more your style. I have found many to appreciate that are all very inexpensive. They are easy to incorporate into your routine.

CELLULITE TOOLS I’M EXPLORING My Blog About My Personal Experience

COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY My Tool For Improving Skin Smoothness & Firmness

CAUSES OF CELLULITE There are many factors at play in cellulite

SOLUTIONS FOR CELLULITE This is all the solutions…some are harsh & expensive