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dear doctors what causes stretch marks? what is treatment of stretch marks on legs .is there a difference between tretinoin (retin-a) and retinol?

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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Elastin fibers break: Each skin type is different and some people get stretch marks more easily than others.There is no treatment for stretch marks.
Answered on Jun 21, 2015

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