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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Ferguson
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
No cure: Stretchmarks are a difficult problem. They represent small tears in the dermis that nothing really repairs. Lasers can be beneficial in blending the ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Moisturize: There are no meds that will repair stretch marks. Moisturizing the skin can help with the appearance, and the gentle massaging action of application m ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Change to calcineurin inhibitor for the groin. Tacrolimus and primacolimus are effective but are not steroids.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Stretch Mark Therapy: Tretinoin creams such as Retin-A and Renova (tretinoin) are helpful. These creams are only effective on very new stretch marks and must be administere ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Plastic Surgery: Several topical options exist and are most effective when they are red (striae rubra). Olive oil, cocoa butter, and several prescription topical treat ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Mederma: Yes unless you are allergic to onions.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
20 years experience Dermatology
Doubtful: Although I am not familiar with this particular brand of stretch mark cream, it is highly doubtful based on the science behind stretch marks that a to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
You may need surgery: Often for patients who have lost large amounts of weight, surgery is required, such as a tummy tuck, to remove loose skin and stretch marks. See a bo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Don't really work: Creams that make stretch marks look less obvious only work if one uses some sort of cream every day. So, it is fine to use the least expensive, nicest ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Vipond
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No definite timeline: Stretch marks, or striae distensae, behave like scars in that they are the result of skin expansion that stretches the skin leading to skin injury wit ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Creams that make stretch marks look less obvious only work if one uses some sort of cream every day. So, it is fine to use the least expensive, nicest ... Read More

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