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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No difference: Different terms for the same phenomenon.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience in General Practice
Reduce Stress: Physical and emotional stress along with some diseases can contribute to stretch marks (striae). The rapid increase or decreased tension on the skin ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No: There is no reliable method for removing stretch marks.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
None: Nothibg works.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Tummy Tuck: Obviously a firm recommendation could only come after a thorough evaluation but the only treatment for stretch marks is to cut them out.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
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 male asked:
Dr. Eugene Sidoti
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
They won't: Stria occur when the skin is stretched beyond its elastic limit and undergoes permanent deformation. If you stretch certain kinds of rubber they behav ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Diaz
29 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Evaluation: you most probably will need an in person evaluation by your primary physician. There are several reasons why striae appear. Hope this helps.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Stretch marks are caused by the breakdown of collagen in your skin. Collagens are proteins and proteins are not fungus.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
No retinal distortio: Macular pucker is caused by scar tissue on the surface of the retina. It generally will not cause a signifanct change in the vision unless it contrac ... Read More
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