02 June 2011

Stretch marksFashion mogul Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, has revealed her battle with stretch marks and in the process inspired experts to speak out about prevention and removal methods. Many creams and gels claim to reduce the appearance of stretch marks or prevent them occurring altogether, but few can provide clinical evidence for such claims and experts can therefore be wary of promoting them. Mrs Beckhams openness about her pregnancy stretch marks has sparked cosmetic surgery experts to speak out about available treatments. Laser techniques are high on the list of cosmetic treatments that are proven to work for a high percentage of patients, but consumers considering this course of action are advised to be aware that only a few are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Experts Dr Aamer and Lesley Reynolds Khan advise those who are worried about suffering from stretch marks recommend a diet that is rich in protein and mineral zinc which can be found in brown rice, shellfish and yoghurt. It is also recommended to stay well hydrated at all times.