- What are stretch marks?
- What do stretch marks look like?
- Who gets stretch marks?
- Where do stretch marks appear?
- What is the best way to prevent and get rid of stretch marks?
- Will laser surgery remove stretch marks?
- How does Vivaplex work?
- How does Vivaplex compare with the other stretch mark creams available?
- Can Vivaplex help to prevent stretch mark formation?
- What about existing stretch marks?
- How long will it take to Vivaplex to produce results?
- Is Vivaplex safe to use?
- Where should I apply Vivaplex?
- How often should I apply Vivaplex?
- How much Vivaplex should I apply?
- Can I use Vivaplex with my daily beauty regimen?
- Why do we need both the creme and a lotion?
Stretch marks, or striae disease in dermatological terms, are tears beneath the skin which turn into scars. This takes place when skin rapidly changes or stretches in times of fast growth. The normal production of collagen is interrupted when the tissue underneath the skin stretches. The elastin fibers which provide the skin's resiliency breaks down and causes the stretch marks to appear. back to top
The stretch marks appear as reddish purple lines, and gradually fade to lighter shades of pink, purple and even glossy silver and whitish colors. The stretch marks can have the appearance of a bleached-like scar and may be a different texture than the surrounding skin. The affected areas are soft to touch and appear empty. back to top
Stretch marks are common in weight gain or loss, puberty, muscle building and most famously pregnancy. Some skin types are drier than others and have less elasticity, and some skin types are genetically predisposed to stretch marks. back to top
The areas which store the most fat are usually the first places to form stretch marks. During pregnancy stretch marks may appear on the growing stomach, the hips, the breast, the thighs, and in other areas of weight gain. Body builders form stretch marks wherever their body is being rapidly built up, common areas are the shoulders, arms, the back, legs and even neck area.back to top
It is important to maintain healthy skin in order to prevent stretch marks. This includes eating foods that promote skin health, such as foods rich in protein, zinc, vitamins A,C,D and E. Drink plenty of water to hydrate the skin and exercise regularly.
A stretch mark cream with potent ingredients is a very effective way of removing as well as preventing stretch marks. The proper cream contains a number of beneficial ingredients which penetrates directly to the middle layer of the skin to replenish and repair the collagen. A stretch mark cream helps keep the skin healthy and firm by increasing the elasticity and production of collagen. This way, when the skin does stretch, it will be stronger, more resilient and essentially less prone to scarring.
Pregnant mothers can prevent stretch marks by using a cream or lotion twice daily and exercising regularly. Body builders should use stretch mark creams before they start building up and gradually increase their muscle mass.back to top
Laser surgery is the most costly way of removing stretch marks. It is best for very recent stretch marks and for people with light skin. Laser treatments thicken the overlying skin of stretch mark tissue in an attempt to blend the stretch marks with the rest of the skin.back to top
Vivaplex has a patented formula that utilizes creatine, an ingredient that gives energy to cells. In combination with other ingredients such as peptides, glycolic acid and herbal elements, Vivaplex helps to prevent and improve the appearance of existing stretch marks.back to top
No other cream or lotion has the patented formula that Vivaplex has. Vivaplex has developed a remarkable formula which delivers topical creatine. This topical creatine restores energy to your skin's cells, increasing cell overturn which results in smoother and firmer skin.The innovation is so striking that the U.S. Government issued not one, but two patents to protect the formula. Therefore no one else can claim to have this skin energizing system.back to top
Definitely. A study by an independent research center found that only 14% of the pregnant women who used Vivaplex developed stretch marks. This is in contrast to the average population where stretch marks develop in up to 90% of pregnant women. Pregnant women should begin applying Vivaplex in early to mid pregnancy Body builders can also use Vivaplex preventatively as well.back to top
Once again, an independent research center study proved that Vivaplex improves the appearance of existing stretch marks. In fact, Vivaplex got better results than prescription strength Retin-A in parallel studies on stretch marks.back to top
Many people see results in as little as two weeks, however, it may take up to six weeks to see results. back to top
The ingredients in Vivaplex are classified as safe by the FDA (GRAS) and may be used during pregnancy and breast feeding. Testing in the sensitive zebrafish study demonstrated no toxic or teratogenic effects. Humans use testing also demonstrated safety to mother and baby.back to top
Vivaplex should be applied wherever stretch marks are prone to appear. For pregnant women this includes, the abdomen, the breast, the hips, and thigh area and any other area of weight gain. For body builders it should be applied to the biceps, shoulders and upper back, and can be applied to the neck as well.back to top
Vivaplex should be applied twice a day. The lotion is applied in the morning and the cream at night. back to top
Two pumps of the lotion should be enough to cover an entire abdomen. For the creme, the size of a large pea should be enough to cover the entire abdomen. back to top
Yes. Vivaplex is the first thing to apply to your skin. If you want to use other products, wait at least 15 minutes before applying them on top of Vivaplex.back to top
Depending on the ph level, some ingredients perform better in a lotion, while others perform better in a creme. In order to give you the maximum results, our system works with the necessary ingredients in all forms. The creatine is constant in both the creme and the lotion.back to top