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Stretch Marks on Hips: Causes, Treatment, Prevention & More

Stretch Marks on Hips

Stretch Marks On Hips

One fine day you look into the mirror and you are shocked. You see white weird looking stripes on your hip and now you are wondering how on earth did you get these and how are you going to the beach with such a thing on your hip. Well, do not panic, around 80% of human beings get stretch on their body and it is not a disease.

In this blog, we will understand in detail about stretch marks on hips, its causes, types, prevention tips and remedies that are available.

 

Who Gets Stretch Marks On Hips?

Stretch marks are one of the most common skin issues in a lot of people. This affects more women than men and also affects other people with certain deficiencies or medical conditions. Teens going puberty are also ones with a high probability of getting stretch marks.

Pregnant women are again the most common people getting stretch marks as their bodies gain a lot of weight during pregnancy.

 

What Causes Stretch Marks On Hips

There are a lot of causes for stretch marks and most of it happens when the skin is put under extreme stretching or contracting conditions. Here are few causes of stretch marks on Hips:

  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Overuse of cortisone skin creams
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Ehlers- Danlos syndrome
  • Abnormal collagen formation
  • Family history of stretch marks

 

How Are Stretch Marks On Hips Treated?

Medical advancement in dermatology has given an individual with stretch marks multiple options to treat them. Although health-wise there are no side effects but aesthetically some people might want to get rid of it.

Below mentioned are some medical treatments that are available for an individual. Prior appointment and consultation with the skincare expert would help to finalize the right process for the person.

1. Laser Therapy

Laser therapy destroys a layer of skin in order to facilitate new skin generation that will better match the existing skin and thereby make the stretch marks relatively less visible.

2. Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma or PRP as it’s known can be used for stretch marks. When PRP is injected into the skin, it assists in the rebuilding of collagen which in turn makes the stretch marks less visible.

3. Microneedling

As the name goes, a microneedle is used to make tiny punctures on the skin. These punctures trigger elastin and collagen creation. This process is also called as collagen induction therapy. There need to be at least 6 sessions on micro-needling sessions in order to see maximum results.

4. Microdermabrasion

In this process, an abrasive instrument is used to peel the outermost layer of the skin. This gives way for new skin to generate which is more likely to have the same color as the rest of the body thereby making the stretch marks less visible.

 

How You Can Prevent Stretch Marks On Hips?

Stretch marks are essentially the scars shown that appear on the skin when the skin is put under tremendous pressure of expansion or contraction. Hence as the skin loses some elasticity giving way to stretch marks

But if sufficient precaution is taken the stretch marks can be avoided. Below mentioned are some tips that you should follow in order to stay away from those ugly stripes.

  • Say No To Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids that are generally taken to reduce inflammation reduces the skin’s ability to stretch thus can cause stretch marks. Hence stay away from using corticosteroids

  • Water Is Good

Water is a fundamental element that keeps our body and skin hydrated thus making the skin flexible and pliable. Hence consume water or fluid to keep your skin good.

  • Good Food

Food rich in proteins, vitamins, and zinc makes the skin healthy and glowing. So include food rich in these elements to keep the skin healthy.

  • Oil Massage

When massaged with oils like almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil, the dead cells are removed as well as improves the blood circulation. Hence have a massage at least once a week.

 

How To Remove Stretch Marks On Hips?

Apart from the minimally intrusive medical treatment that we discussed above, there are some other treatment methods available which one can use first. These are specific skin creams which when used over a period of time, the stretch marks will become less visible.

  • Tretinoin Cream

This cream is derived from vitamin A which when applied to the skin makes it smoother and in time can reduce the stretch marks

  • Alphastria And Trofolastin Creams

Both Alphastria and Trofolastin creams, when applied, promote collagen which in turn helps in the reduction of stretch marks. Alphastria cream contains hyaluronic acid while trofolastin cream contains extract of Centella Asiatica which is a medical herb thought to increase collagen production

  • Silicone Gel

Silicone gel is again a transparent cream that when applied on stretch mark affected skin triggers collagen production in also lowers melanin levels thus making the stretch marks less visible.

 

So to conclude, the stretch marks on hips are very common and there are a lot of medical treatment as well as skin creams available that can reduce these marks so that you can once flaunt your skin without any worry.

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About The Author

Skin Specialist in Pune

Dr Niteen Dhepe is a Board Certified Dermatologist and has developed himself as a pioneer in field of Cosmetic Dermatology and Lasers in India. He is the biggest entrepreneur in contemporary dermatology world of India.

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