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how to get rid of these pinkish stretch marks?

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Dr. Thomas Carzoli
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Can't: Stretch marks will fade over time so less noticeable, but still be present. Some people are born with a lot of elastic fibers in their skin which allow it to stretch and go back to normal without stretch marks. Others are not so lucky. Retinoid and laser may help.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

I keep getting stretch marks. Is there any way to get rid of them?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
No: Stretch marks are normal for teenagers when they are growing. For women in pregnancy, it's normal, too.
A 18-year-old member asked:

What is the most effective way to get rid of stretch marks?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Cqrboxytherapy: The injection of medical carbon dioxide gas can safely improve stretch marks with no downtime.See carboxyworld.Com for before and after photos and nutecint.Com for info re carboxytherapy. Also see my other answers re stretch marks.
A 18-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of stretch marks ?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
May help: Our colleague dr. Westfried says, "bio oil can improve appearance of newer red stretch marks according to the manufacturer. It is cost effective compared to Mederma stretch mark cream. Expect a gradual improvement of no more than about 20 per cent." he also suggests that laser removal can help.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to get rid of stretch marks?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
They fade over time: Pregnancy stretch marks, as well as stretch marks from body building or obesity, are lines where the second layer of skin (the dermis, under the surface) has cracked and separated. The stretch marks heal in that position, but their width narrows after the stretched skin area shrinks in size. The lines fade with time, but never go away completely. One can ask a dermatologist for an evaluation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of stretch marks? Is it possible to get rid of stretch marks?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Vitamin E: Stretch marks are premanent, they may fade with time but they do not go away. Lotions with vitamin E will cause them to fade a bit quicker, but will not make them disappear.

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