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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience in 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Stretch marks.: Stretch marks are created when the skin is stretched (i.e., weight loss) causing dermal & epidermal tearing.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: unfortunately there is no medically proven way of removing stretch marks with medications or supplements
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in 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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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
29 years experience in 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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