Apply a balm with SPF 30 to lips at least 30 minutes before heading outdoors. Lips are particularly vulnerable to sun damage.
Stretch Mark Eraser
If you're like 75-90% of the female population, chances are that you are a victim of stretch marks. And even though they are common among women, these marks - which can show up in the abdominal area, thighs, hips, breasts, upper arms, or lower back - are still very embarrassing. Until recently, there really wasn't an effective way to treat stretch marks. Fortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared Palomar Medical's 1540 hand piece for fractional laser treatment of stretch marks, giving those who suffer an aesthetic solution.
The Starlux-1540 laser hand-piece designed by Palomar Medical improves the color and skin texture associated with stretch marks, leaving you with smoother, better-looking skin. And since it is non-ablative, it's safe to use on all areas of the body. Plus, it provides more effective and safer skin rejuvenation.
Also referred to as striae, stretch marks occur when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching, usually as a result of puberty, pregnancy, hormonal changes or weight gain. Although the skin is somewhat elastic, if it's overstretched, the production of collagen is disrupted, leaving reddish or purplish scars. Luckily, these scars will turn lighter and almost disappear over time. But until then, they can still make you self conscious, and if you plan to spend your summer in a bathing suit, you are going to want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.
Most creams that promise to make stretch marks disappear are usually pretty unsuccessful when it comes to improving their appearance. And invasive surgery, like a tummy tuck, can be too extreme and require too much downtime. Fractional laser resurfacing is a quick and effective way to improve the appearance of stretch marks. It works by creating pixel sized wounds deep in the skin, triggering the body's natural healing process. The skin then repairs itself by accelerating the production of collagen, pushing out the old, damaged skin and replacing it with new, healthy skin. The treatments often last no longer than 30 minutes and require no downtime. So if you want to get rid of your stretch marks in time for bikini season, ask your local physician or dermatologist if Starlux-1540 fractional laser resurfacing is an option for you!