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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Improving the lips

Special concerns

The lips have very specialized tissue. The tissue there is very absorbing. They can become more easily dehydrated as we age and are more vulnerable to sun damage and cancer risk than other tissue. They are also more sensitive to allergic reaction.

Lip care

We should take good care of the skin of our lips and moisturize them consistently. Lip exfoliation is fine as long as salicylic acid is not used. This can penetrate too deep and cause damage.


With aging, I have noticed a loss of color to the outer edge of my lips. Surprisingly, exfoliating them has restored the pigment for me. It also lessens the wrinkling that develops with time, making them more smooth. I think it can also stimulate growth of lip tissue that can be beneficial.

This is an area that should not be exfoliated too often to prevent thinning of that skin. Some people do collagen induction therapy for lips to help thicken, smooth, and improve their condition. I have begun doing it and feel it is beneficial to me.

There are special scrubs to exfoliate the lips. You can find recipes for sugar scrubs to use for this task. I use a soft bristle tooth brush. I just do my exfoliation and lip balm before I go to bed.

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