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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Tearing of dermis: When skin stretches rapidly like with pregnancy or weight gain the top layer or dermis can tear. When this happens it becomes discolored in some indi ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Stretch Marks: Stretch marks happen when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching. Although the skin is usually fairly elastic, when it's overstretched, the ... Read More
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Skin tears: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
No: Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched due to obesity or pregnancy. Then, after whatever caused the stretching of the skin goes away (delivery ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stretch marks.: Stretch marks are created when the skin is stretched (i.e., weight loss) causing dermal & epidermal tearing.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Treatments:: Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing,dermabrasion & medication ( ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Stretch marks: Stretch marks are scarring of the dermis. They occur when there has been rapid growth and stretching of tissue like in growth spurts, pregnancy and o ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Depends: Some women do not get stretch marks. It seems to be determined by genetic predisposition. Generally they start to develop after about 7 months.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Consult your doctor: Stretch marks are a problem and usually relate to excessive weight. Even if that's not true for you i suggest you talk with your family doctor and he ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: unfortunately there is no medically proven way of removing stretch marks with medications or supplements
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
29 years experience Family Medicine
It's difficult: Stretch marks are little tears in the epidermis or skin, caused by relatively rapid stretching of the skin. Causes of stretch marks are usually pregn ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Trenitoin,laser,micr: Some dermatologist recommend retinoin like reina, renova, (tretinoin) Avita work on recent strech marks laser therapy uses intense wavwlength of ligh ... Read More
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