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Can spray tans hide the appearance of stretch marks and still look natural?

Can spray tans hide the appearance of stretch marks and still look natural?

Varies: Spray tans vary in their quality. By covering the skin ot may make white stretch marks look less noticeable. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?

Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?

Sorry: 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. ...Read more

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How to reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks at 16?

How to reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks at 16?

Hard question: Honestly, we don't have great treatments for either cellulite or stretch marks. Retin-a cream can help stretch marks a little. Certain new laser treatments can help stretch marks and cellulite (different lasers). But most of the products & creams you see offered for sale are pretty much worthless. Sorry. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ugly ugly scars that are blended with the skin?

How can I get rid of ugly ugly scars that are blended with the skin?

Laser: I assume by blended you mean flat. Color can be lightened in some cases by laser, texture as well. Would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why can you only improve the appearance of stretch marks but not heal your skin and get rid of them?

Why can you only improve the appearance of stretch marks but not heal your skin and get rid of them?

"Broken skin": The skin contains elastic fibers which when "broken" cause the stretch marks and like Humpty Dumpty can be put back together again. ...Read more

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Does lasering of stretch marks actually remove the stretch marks or just reduce the apparent of them?

Does lasering of stretch marks actually remove the stretch marks or just reduce the apparent of them?

Strep marks: Multiple ways to treat. Laser stimulates new collagen formation which restructures the skin and improves appearance of the marks. ...Read more

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What can a person do about stretch marks? Is there away to help diminish the appearance of stretch marks on the hips ?

What can a person do about stretch marks? Is there away to help diminish the appearance of  stretch marks on the hips ?

Stretch marks: Purple stretch marks can be improved with ipl treatments (fotofacial). Unfortunately, once the stretch marks are pale, flat, and soft, that's as good as they get. ...Read more

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What creams are good for decreasing the appearance of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: There is no known cream to effectively decrease stretch marks. You may hear anecdotal reports that one works well than the other. Coco butter, Alpha lipoic acid, ascorbic acid, resveratrol and some proanthocyanidins are some products known to affect skin integrity. Laser therapy may help. ...Read more

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Can i tan over stretch marks? Is it safe to tan skin with stretch marks? Will it make the stretch marks less noticeable? .

Can i tan over stretch marks? Is it safe to tan skin with stretch marks? Will it make the stretch marks less noticeable?  

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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 therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. Tanning may cover them up, but may also make them look more prominent as they may tan differently than the other skin. ...Read more

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Does maderma help at all with getting rid of stretch marks?

Does maderma help at all with getting rid of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What's the best way to remove or fade freckles? Does bio oil used for stretch marks and scars do anything for freckles?

What's the best way to remove or fade freckles? Does bio oil used for stretch marks and scars do anything for freckles?

Pigment: There are a few options for treating abnormal pigment depending on your skin type. Some may include bleaching creams like hydroquinone, light chemical or laser peels, or broad band light (bbl/ipl) treatments. It typically takes several treatments and several months for lightening to occur. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can assess your skin for the best option. ...Read more

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Where can I get tretinoin cream from and will they help fade Fordyce spots on the penis permanently? Any reduction in size or fadement would help.

Where can I get tretinoin cream from and will they help fade Fordyce spots on the penis permanently? Any reduction in size or fadement would help.

See doctor: Trentinoin cream must be prescribed by a doctor but is unlikely to help with fordyce spots which are deep in the skin and not really spots. They are small sebaceous glands and are quite normal and do not need treatment. Some doctors burn them off with laser or cautery but that can leave scars. ...Read more

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I have some of scar marks, mosquito bite scar marks.. What are the things can I use to change them?

I have some of scar marks, mosquito bite scar marks.. What are the things can I use to change them?

Depends on skin type: It really depends on your skin type in terms of color. Fair-skinned redheads, for example may stay red and inflammed looking for months. Darker skinned inividuals will lay down a great deal of pigment that can remain forever. All of these can be treated with good combination therapy: skin creams, chemical peels, lasers, microneedling and other treatments can do wonders. See a good plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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