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Stretch marks on the legs

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Dr. Lawrence Presant
Phlebology 41 years experience
Stretch marks: Stretch marks are damage to the skin by tensile forces which damage collagen fibers. They may respond to laser therapy or intense pulsed light dependi... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Mederma: A product called Mederma may be helpful. If not you should see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Jayson Dupre
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Laser: Fractional laser resurfacing were radiofrequency skin tightening both have been shown to significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks and woul... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery 15 years experience
Difficult: Stretch marks are very difficult to treat. The only way to completely get rid of them is to cut them out (like a tummy tuck). There are treatments t... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Only on legs?: Are the stretch marks purplish or reddish? If so, get tested for Cushing's.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Leg skin lesion ? : See your primary care provider for a dermatology referral and potential biopsy. Skin lesions in sun exposed areas like your leg need confirmation of ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Kossler
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Dermatologist: There is no way to completely remove stretch marks but there are ways to improve the appearance. See your dermatologist to discuss treatment options s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Cause...?: Although stretch marks are pervasive and well described, the cause is not fully understood. Clearly stretch alone is not the only reason because patie... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stretch marks: Treatments: Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing,dermabrasion & ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Fractional laser: Stretch marks can be improved in their appearance through the use of fractional laser such as the fraxel laser, or by using a micro-needling techniq... Read More

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