What are Stretch marks / Striae?
 
Get Rid Stretch Marks.Stretch Marks are caused when the body grows faster than the skin can keep up with literally stretching the skin. They are most commonly associated with pregnancy but can also be caused by weight or muscle gain. They are most common around the breasts, thighs and hips. They are not a medical problem as there are no major health issues surrounding stretch marks but can cause distress to many women due to their appearance. When they first form they appear a little like small reddish purple lines. At this stage they usually look indented and already have a different texture to the surrounding skin. Over time the discolouration tends to fade leaving just the appearance of a different even raised skin texture. In traditional Chinese medicine they are treated in a similar way to a scar and have been successfully treated using skin needling and Chinese herbs for thousands of years. The Skin Needling Roller is the most modern adaption of this principal of skin needling.
 
What Causes Stretch Marks / Striae?
 
Above we stated that stretch marks are caused by the skin stretching. To be more accurate the skin actually stretches and then tears. The tearing upsets the normal production of collagen in the area. Normal production of collagen is what keeps the skin so smooth and supple. It is by treating the lack of collagen in the area that the Skin Needling Roller is so effective at assisting stretch marks.
 
How can you treat them naturally at home?
 
The best way to treat any cosmetic problem is to allow your body's natural healing process to take place. In the case of stretch marks this involves using the body's own ability to stimulate collagen to correct the stretch marks. The Skin Needling Roller has been repeatedly shown to stimulate collagen production in the skin. This is best combined with the stretch mark and cellulite serum for best results. The Skin Needling Roller also stimulates transdermal absorption (absorption of products through the skin). By using time proven, safe and effective serum with the Skin Needling Roller you can dramatically enhance your results. These products can be purchased as a package from the website with an instructional booklet and you can start using them at home immediately.
 
A recent trial demonstrated Skin Needling to be effective at treating stretch marks without the risk of pigmentation issues.
 
Aust MC, Vogt PM, Knobloch K
Percutaneous collagen induction therapy as a therapeutic option for striae distensae
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Oct;126(4):219e-220e
 
 About our packages to assist stretch marks

The White Lotus Package to assist stretch marks consists of a 1.0mm home use White Lotus Skin Needling Roller, a 50mL bottle of our stretch mark and cellulite serum and an instructional booklet. Each product is discussed in detail below White Lotus Skin Needling Roller The Skin Needling Roller is otherwise known as a skin roller and is used for skin needling to induce collagen and increase transdermal absorption. They consist of 180 Bioploymer micro needles. Skin needling has been shown to be able to induce collagen by up to 1,000% in a single and can increase absorption of products through the skin by up to 10,000 times in a single treatment (1,2). 

We recommend using this pack as maintenance in between a course of tailored white lotus treatments, as maintenance and prevention, the 1.5mm Skin Needling Roller for stretch marks as we find this to be the most effective in clinic. Using the White Lotus Skin Needling Roller is reported as relatively painless and can be easily done at home.
 
Organic Stretch mark and Cellulite serum

The Organic Stretch mark and cellulite Serum possesses skin rejuvenating properties making it of great assistance in removing stretch marks. Formulated by White Lotus using a special blend of vegan Chinese herbs infused in a certified organic camellia oil (green tea oil) base. No synthetic ingredients, preservatives or fillers are used. The herbs are chosen to increase blood flow and reduce the visible signs of stretch marks.
 
The Camellia oil is very naturally rich in vitamins B, C, K and P and is exceptionally high in antioxidants and minerals. It contains a high amount of unsaturated fatty acids.
 
A recent trial in Germany using green tea on the facial skin demonstrated that it helped repair skin (3,4)
  • Damage from radiotherapy
  • Rejuvenates skin cells
  • Protects against UV rays
  • Increases elastin in the skin
  • White Lotus Stretch mark and cellulite Serum Ingredients (No synthetic ingredients, preservatives or fillers) :
 Notice the lack of any numbers or chemical names
  • Certified organic Camellia Sinensis - Green Tea oil
  • Panax notoginseng - San Qi
  • Psoralea Corylifolia Fruit – Bu Gu Zhi
  • Cinnamomum Cassia Bark – Rou Gui
  • Rheumpalmatum root – Da Huang
  • Lycopus Lucidusask- Ze Lan 
White Lotus Stretch Mark Serum is sold in 25ml bottles which will last several months. It is important with any serum or cream you use with the Skin Needling Roller to ensure it is as natural as possible due to the dramatic increase of products through the skin when using the Skin Needling Roller. Instructional Booklet White Lotus's 2 page instructional booklet summarises years of clinical experience to allow you to use the Stretch mark and cellulite pack quickly and effectively at home. Get rid Stretch Marks with these great products.
 
To view Stretch Mark products in the Online Shop click here
 
 
1. Schwartz et al, 2006, internet paper. Abstract re ections about COLLAGEN-INDUCTION-THERAPY (CIT) A Hypothesis for the Mechanism of Action of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) using Micro-Needles; 1st edition February 2006. 2nd revision January 2007 Horst Liebl 
 
2. Henry, S. McAllister, D.V. Allen, M.G. Prausnitz, M.R. (1998). Microfabricated microneedles: a novel approach to transdermal drug delivery. J Pharm Sci. Aug87(8), 922-925. Orentreich, D.S. Orentreich, N. (1995). Subcutaneous incisionless (subcision) surgery for the correction of depressed scars and wrinkles. Dermatol Surg. Jun21(6). 543-549. 
 
3. Elmets, C. A., Singh, D., Tubesing, K., Matsui, M., Katiyar, S. & Mukhtar, H. (2001). Cutaneous photoprotection from ultraviolet injury by green tea polyphenols. J Am Acad Dermatol. Mar, 44(3), 425-432.
 
4. Pajonk, F., Riedisser, A., Henke, M., McBride, W. H. & Fiebich, B. (2006). The effects of tea extracts on proin ammatory signalling. BMC Med. Dec 1,4,28.