Best Ways to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Through Remedies or Cosmetic Surgery in Toronto

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Best Ways to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Through Remedies or Cosmetic Surgery in Toronto

Jan 29 2021

You’ve probably noticed the scars that are almost like claw marks on the side of your buttocks or on your belly. These are the detested stretch marks that most people want to hide. While it’s nothing to be ashamed of, it can really destroy a person’s self-confidence whenever they see it. 

There are many ways you can deal with stretch marks – accept them fully or get rid of it permanently. While there are believed home remedies that you can do, it’s not as effective as removing it through cosmetic surgery in Toronto. There are various ways you can safely remove your stretch marks. 

Here are effective practices you can do:

Take Some Vitamin A

Vitamin A, or sometimes called Retinoid, is the reason behind smoother and youthful skin. It’s potent in making your skin look lavish and glowing that it’s a common ingredient in most over-the-counter cosmetic products. Aside from topical cosmetic creams, this can be taken orally and it will improve your skin’s health and appearance.

You can also achieve better skin by changing your diet to something healthier. Mix up your meals with a good helping of vitamin A-rich foods to improve the appearance of your stretch marks. 

Dry Scrub Your Body

If you have sensitive skin, rosacea, or eczema, then you shouldn’t do this. But if you have normal skin, consider scrubbing your skin gently with a skin brush. Do this while your skin is dry and you can shower afterwards. 

This will loosen and lift the dead skin and the skin below will be able to absorb all the needed nutrients and moisturizing from the products. Choose the best body brush for you and make sure you pair this practice when applying retinol (Vitamin A) products.

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Use Sugar As Body Scrub

A lot of people say that sugar is basically natural microdermabrasion and you can achieve almost the same results from it. You can thoroughly scrub the area with stretch marks and exfoliate the skin. 

Aside from it being a healthier alternative to most store-bought scrubs, it’s also cheaper as most ingredients needed are available in your home.

This is a common way to make sugar scrub:

  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of coconut oil or almond oil
  • 15-20 drops of your choice of essential oils of your choice
  • A glass jar for container


  1. Melt your oil or mix it (if you don’t want to melt the oil) with your sugar until well incorporated.
  2. Add your essential oil of choice and mix thoroughly.
  3. Place your scrub in a glass container and seal it shut to avoid ants and cockroaches, as well as hardening.
  4. Scrub the mixture on the area with stretch marks for at least 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Wash off and moisturize.

Consider Getting Microdermabrasion

This is probably one of the most common suggestions in dealing with stretch marks by plastic surgeons in Toronto. Microdermabrasion is a painless procedure that tackles the visibility of white stretch marks. 

This cosmetic surgery usually targets the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and stimulates it to make it tighter and elastic. In this procedure, small crystals are applied by a special wand and rubbed on the area. This exfoliates the outermost layer and leaves a fresh and clean skin afterwards.

After the procedure, your skin might feel tight and uncomfortably dry. You will need to let it heal for 24 hours until you feel normal again. While proven to be effective, this is dependent on your stretch mark’s severity as well.

Laser Therapy

Another popular cosmetic surgery in Toronto would be laser therapy. Professionals will use a special laser to penetrate the skin and stimulate regeneration. This would also mean that the tissues surrounding your stretch marks will heal much faster.

It also improves the melanin production on the area, making your skin produce more pigment on the affected skin. Eventually, your stretch marks will match your skin tone and will almost be invisible. To be more effective, you will need more than one session to fully get rid of your stretch marks.

There are different kinds of laser therapy and usually, the professionals will suggest the most ideal therapy for your skin type.

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Try the Classic Aloe Vera Gel

While there is no proof and little clinical evidence that it can make stretch marks fade, it’s actually known as a healing agent and softens skin as well. It’s a perfect nourishing supplement to your skin after a good scrub.

You can apply it after showering directly on your affected skin area. This can be done daily as aloe vera is not a harsh gel.

Use a Body Oil with Vitamin A and E

Try an over-the-counter body oil that’s rich in vitamins A and E. Vitamin A is responsible for protecting your healthy skin cells to retain that youthful glow and vitamin E is your body’s natural antioxidant from free radicals. 

While not a permanent solution to remove the stretch marks, it lessens the appearance as well as protects your skin around it. Plastic surgeons in Toronto would suggest cosmetic surgery to permanently erase the marks.


While there are hand rollers out in the market, professionals suggest that you should have it done in a cosmetic clinic instead. This option targets the dermis and uses needles to poke your skin to trigger collagen production. This would mean increased elastins and a younger and softer skin afterwards.

While it sounds painful, patients would only describe it as a tingling sensation. For optimal results, it’s ideal to get more than one treatment until it’s barely visible. This is always suggested for patients with darker skin.  

Before you suggest on what treatment to settle on, make sure you talk to your dermatologist first and search for the best cosmetic surgery in Toronto. Always do your research first and ask the right questions before agreeing. Schedule a visit with one of our cosmetic professionals to get the goal you want.

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