Stretch marks on penis skin do not affect sexual performance in terms of a man’s physical ability, but men who have visible scarring on the surface of the penile skin may be extremely self-conscious about their appearance. This can lead to reduced self-esteem, social embarrassment, and even erectile problems in men who are affected. Stretch marks are not an indicator of any other health problem and are primarily of cosmetic concern. It may be possible to reduce the appearance of scarring on the skin using dermatological treatments such as microdermabrasion or laser therapy.
However, these treatments are often prohibitively expensive, and men may be understandably reluctant to expose the family jewels to potentially harmful procedures. Fortunately, with the right approach penis skin care, it may be possible to avoid developing stretch marks in the first place and to minimize their appearance when they do form. The information here may provide men with some useful tips for natural penis skin treatment.
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are a form of scarring that occurs as a result of tearing of the dermis. It can affect all parts of the body, including the abdomen, breasts, arms, legs, buttocks, and penis. Stretch marks typically form due to rapid weight change (gain or loss) or due to hormonal changes in the body due to puberty, pregnancy, or hormone replacement therapy. Stretch marks on penis skin are often the result of the change in size due to erections.
Is there any way to prevent them?
There is no guarantee that stretch marks can be prevented completely; however, men can take steps to reduce the likelihood of developing superficial scarring by keeping the skin well-moisturized, maintaining a consistent (and healthy) body weight, and avoiding unnecessary hormone treatments such as those used by some bodybuilders and other athletes for performance enhancing purposes.
Natural treatments for stretch marks on penis skin
While stretch marks do not generally disappear entirely, they tend to fade over time so that they are not as visible on the surface of the skin. For the best results, they should be treated in the first six weeks or so after they form, when they are reddish or purple in color.
Some of the most frequently recommended treatments for reducing the appearance of stretch marks include the following:
- Cocoa butter or shea butter – These natural plant oils are quite effective for nourishing the skin and mitigating the effects of stretching. Using these as a preventive measure may be more effective, but many individuals have reported an improvement in the appearance of the skin after using a cream containing either cocoa or shea butter.
- Aloe vera gel – Aloe is well known for its healing properties and may have a beneficial effect on stretch marks if used shortly after they appear.
- Vitamin E oil – Vitamin E is essential to maintaining the structure of the skin, as well as to protecting the skin from environmental damage. Many dermatologists recommend use of vitamin E, which can be obtained in certain creams or applied directly by breaking open vitamin E capsules and rubbing in the oil.
- Vitamin A – Vitamin A is used for treating various types of skin blemishes, including scarring caused by acne, injuries or stretch marks. Like vitamin E, vitamin A is most effective when applied directly to the affected area.
Using a penis health cream
A high-quality penis vitamin creme (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) containing a combination of ingredients such as shea butter or coconut oil, vitamin E, vitamins A and C, and other natural skin-rejuvenating ingredients may provide multiple benefits for the penis skin, reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scarring while enhancing the skin’s natural moisturizing properties.
For additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis, visit: http://www.penishealth101.com. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.