Beauty consciousness and Stretch Marks

Cosmetology Most every human being is conscious of their beauty, and they use all means to enhance or maintain it. In the field of beauty, skin quality is paramount. The skin considers the mirror of the human body, reflecting every person’s physical, mental and emotional state.

The number of doctors in beauty clinics and dermatology specialities is increasing day by day. Despite the low death toll from skin diseases, people are still worried about skin problems due to social stigma.

A person with some internal organ disease may not be concerned, but another person with facial skin disease may become depressed for the simple reason that ‘others will know about my disease.’ Human skin has several functions such as protection, thermal regulation, water balance, and excretion.

It provides protection and support to deeper body tissues and can stretch due to protein fibres in the dermis. But collagen and elastin fibres break down due to excessive stretching on the skin due to the rapid growth of body parts.

That causes a slight depression known as striae atrophy or long marks. At first, these marks are slightly pink and then white or silver. Prolonged signs see in conditions such as pregnancy, puberty, and obesity. It is most commonly finds on the abdomen, thighs, breasts, legs, and shoulders.

Once these marks appear, they need time to get less priority. Both men and ladies are likely to stretch marks, but it mainly affects women due to their cosmetic sensitivities and trauma leading to depression.

On the other hand, some women bother to remove the long marks and treat them as a mother’s hood logo. The number of people coming to clinics to get rid of long marks is increasing day by day.

Due to the increasing need for long-term treatment, several products are on the market to deal with long-term healing. But many of these products have proven to be scientifically ineffective, but some often give the same results. Modern therapies such as laser surgery and plastic surgery have long show to be influential.

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Carel Le Roux Roux
Carel Le Roux Roux
Professor Carel le Roux is an award-winning specialist in metabolic medicine and is recognized as a leading expert in metabolism and obesity. His areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular risk and metabolic disorders. Professor le Roux holds clinics in Dublin, Ireland and practices regularly at King's College Hospital Guthrie Clinic, London.

He has published numerous high-impact papers over the years and has also been able to take up a variety of editorial positions in peer-reviewed journals.

Professor le Roux established a successful independent research group and his research in the understanding of the physiological role and pathological changes in appetite control has been widely acknowledged for his analysis in this area.

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