A 38-year-old member asked:
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how to know what is best to lighten stretch marks?

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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Nothing: 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 therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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No.: Bleaching cream would not have an affect on stretch marks, positively or negatively..
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Dr. Kim Kuhar answered
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Hydroquinone: There is a prescription cream that contains hydroquinone that can lighten the skin.

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