Top 5 Stretch Mark Removal Creams

by Edie Pastis

best stretch mark creams

Stretch marks, said to affect as many as 90% of women, typically appear after a dramatic weight increase strains the dermis (middle skin layer) tissue to the breaking point. While many physicians maintain that non-ablative fractional laser resurfacing is the most effective method of stretch mark removal, creams and lotions for stretch marks are still very popular in today's market.

*Top 5 Stretch Mark Removal Creams

*These top 5 stretch mark removal creams are listed in no particular order, and include stretch mark cream products that have been thoroughly reviewed and rated by online consumers and stretch mark web communities.

1) TriLASTIN-SR®

The new TriLASTIN-SR formula allegedly has "more than 3x the concentration" of the original TriLASTIN stretch mark cream. Featured on the Tyra Banks Show, TriLASTIN-SR stretch mark cream claims it will produce "permanent dramatic reduction of stretch marks...within 30 days". Reportedly, TriLASTIN-SR stretch mark removal cream is also a hypoallergenic product that's recommended for stretch mark patients of all skin types and colors.

The TriLASTIN-SR stretch mark cream is marketed as a high-potency, almost 100% amino acid protein complex that incorporates collagen, elastin and soy proteins. TriLASTIN stretch mark cream utilizes "VirtualPatch™" and "FillingSpheres™" technologies to thicken the epidermal layer and promote skin resiliency to reduce stretch marks. TriLASTIN-SR stretch mark removal cream costs $79.95 for a one-month supply, and can be purchased online.

2) StriVectin-SD®

StriVectin-SD stretch mark cream has been said to reduce wrinkles as well as treat stretch marks. A product of Klein-Becker Holdings, StriVectin-SD's main active ingredient against stretch marks is a collagen peptide complex called Pal-KTTS, or Matrixyl. This StriVection collagen complex can reportedly penetrate into the dermis skin layer and promote new collagen production where stretch marks occur.

Patients are recommended to use StriVectin-SD for at least one month before noticeable stretch mark reduction starts taking place. There shouldn't be any significant side effects from using StriVectin stretch mark removal cream; rather, some patients just note the added benefits of wrinkle reduction and improved skin tone! StriVectin-SD stretch mark removal cream costs about $75 for a one-month supply, and can be purchased from the company website.

3) Bio Stretch Marks Cream

Bio Stretch Marks Cream (Bio Body Cream) is a product of BioSkinCare™, and has been rated as one of the more effective stretch mark removal creams by online resources. Bio Stretch Marks Cream uses patented organic technologies to treat the appearance of stretch marks in two ways. First, Bio Stretch Marks Cream irritates the epidermal skin of stretch mark areas to gently remove the damaged skin surface. Then, Bio Stretch Marks Cream works to heal skin at the cellular level and renew the deeper skin layers where stretch marks originate.

Bio Stretch Marks Cream is marketed as safe for pregnant women, as well as for most skin types and colors. Some patients also recommend using Bio Stretch Marks Cream to prevent stretch marks from developing in the first place! Bio Stretch Marks Cream can be purchased from the BioSkinCare company website. Bio Stretch Marks Cream costs around $80 for a one-month supply, and works best on newly formed stretch marks.

4) Revitagen-FX Stretch Mark Cream

Revitagen-FX stretch mark cream has earned raves from many cosmetic reviewers for its effectiveness at reducing the appearance of both new and faded stretch marks. Furthermore, stretch mark removal patients should reportedly see improvements in as little as 3-4 weeks after starting Revitagen-FX stretch mark treatment!

Active ingredients of Revitagen-FX stretch mark cream include the Matrixyl complex for increased collagen production, shea butter, and Siegesbeckia orientalis extract (anti-inflammatory and tissue renewal compound). Revitagen-FX stretch mark cream costs $69.95 for a one-month supply on the company website. Warning: Revitagen-FX stretch mark cream should not be used by pregnant women, or women trying to get pregnant in near future since it includes a Vitamin A derivative.

5) Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention Cream

Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention cream can reportedly improve the appearance of existing stretch marks on a cellular level; but it is also highly recommended as a stretch mark prevention cream. Revitol stretch mark cream works best when applied three times a day, according to company recommendations, and can reduce stretch marks by increasing skin cell turnover and conditioning damaged skin. Revitol stretch mark cream's active ingredients include squalene oil, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3, and vitamin E for moisturizing protection.

Since Revitol stretch mark cream has vitamin A, pregnant women aren't advised to use Revitol for stretch mark removal. For other Revitol cream users, stretch marks should begin to disappear with continued, consistent application. Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention cream costs about $40 for a one-month supply, and is available through the company website.

The Reality of Stretch Mark Removal Creams

The stretch mark removal creams listed above can all improve the quality of patients' skin where they've experienced stretch marks. Stretch mark creams can even help reduce obvious stretch marks with the help of collagen-building, skin-strengthening chemical compounds. However, stretch mark removal creams alone will never remove stretch marks completely.

To truly remove stretch marks, topical creams would need to remove or treat the individual dermis tissue fiber rifts that cause stretch marks—like laser skin treatments do. If you're interested in learning more about stretch mark removal, stretch mark creams, or laser procedures for stretch marks, like Fraxel, it's best to consult with a skin care professional near you.

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