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what makes certain skin types prone to stretch marks

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nothing Really: Stretch marks come from a damage to the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. Creams have not been shown to correct stretch marks, because it is a s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Gardner
23 years experience Family Medicine
Stretch marks: Lotions with aloe vera and vitamin e help, but having new stretch marks may be a sign of excess hormone called cortisol. This should be checked to mak ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
PCOS: There are other treatments for PCOS and a thorough evaluation could tailor the treatment for you. Many women need birth control pills to normalize hor ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Stretch marks: Since stretch marks represent a permanent change in the dermis (the deeper layer of skin beneath the surface layer known as the epidermis), there is n ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Stretch marks: If they are in a good location then cutting them out is still the best way to go.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Neavin
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probbaly not: Things that make skin loose are: smoking (disrupts elasticity), weight fluctuations, age, gravity, genetics, and probably poor diet and exercise habit ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please do not: Please do not attempt to cut stretch marks off your own body. This is very dangerous. You could seriously injure yourself through bleeding or infectio ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: In general, tanning is not recommended as sun exposure increases your risk of skin cancer. You should use spf of at least 15 or above. If you do tan ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, but no: 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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