SKIN CRACKS AND TREATMENT
Skin cracks are a condition that is very common in society, does not cause a medical problem, but disturbs the person aesthetically. It gives symptoms in the form of linear thinning and scarring on the skin.
HOW DO SKIN CRACKS OCCUR?
Although the formation mechanism is still not fully understood, fine lines are formed as a result of tearing in the lower tissues of the skin due to weight gain in different parts of the body. At the same time, as a result of intense and continuous stretching, the emergence of chemical substances from some cells in the skin is triggered. As a result, collagen and elastic fibers in the lower skin are damaged and cracks occur.
WHO SHOWS SKIN CRACKS?
It is seen in areas of the body where skin tension is high. These areas are usually the abdomen, breasts, legs during pregnancy, hips and breasts during adolescence, and shoulders in bodybuilders. Long-term oral or continuous use of cortisone also develops cracks in Cushing’s disease, in which the adrenal gland secretes excessive cortisone. Genetic factors are effective in the formation of cracks.
HOW CAN I SEE SKIN CRACKS?
Before the skin cracks appear, the skin color becomes pink and itching occurs. After a short time, it becomes a red-purple line. (Stira rubra) Over time, these lines become whiter and less pronounced. It is usually a few cm long and 1-10 mm wide. It may be longer, wider and more widespread in cortisone use and cushing’s disease, and may also be seen in areas such as the face.
CAN SKIN CRACKS BE TREATED?
Stretch marks that are evident in adolescence do not regress over time and do not require treatment. The main purpose in the treatment of stretch marks is to stimulate collagen in the dermis, which is the middle layer of the skin, and to trigger the synthesis of elastin fibers.
Skin Crack Treatment with Medication
Retinodes: They are derivatives of vitamin A. It corrects the skin surface, eliminates fine lines, regulates the skin color. Usually 3-6 months of treatment is required.
Skin Crack Treatment with Laser
In recent years, fractional lasers are very effective methods used in the treatment of skin cracks. Its mechanism of action allows the body to repair itself in the lower layer of the skin by peeling off the upper layer of the skin without damaging the skin. It can be applied to both genders. The number of sessions varies from patient to patient and the depth of the crack. Before the application, the dermatologist doctor informs you about this.
Successful results are obtained in the treatment of cracks with the laser called pulse.
HOW CAN IT BE PROTECTED FROM CRACKS?
Although there is a genetic predisposition in skin cracks, it can be partially prevented by taking some precautions.
Sudden weight changes should be avoided as sudden weight gain may cause stretch marks. During pregnancy, creams that massage the skin and moisturize the skin should be used. Again, physical activities should not be restricted, especially during pregnancy.