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Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks?

Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks?

Stretch marks Rx: Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks? ANS: It is likely not effective but here is what i would do. Treat only one side as directed. Take pictures before and then as treatment continues. See if you can see any difference. Let us know which one works on you But better to spend you $ elsewhere is my assessment. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work for stretch marks?

Does Mederma work for stretch marks?

Try Retin-A: Actually, there is some data that use of Retin-A cream on the stretch marks can result in mild improvements. ...Read more

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Will antifungal cream cause stretch marks(striae)?

Will antifungal cream cause stretch marks(striae)?

No: Stretch marks are caused by the breakdown of collagen in your skin. Collagens are proteins and proteins are not fungus. ...Read more

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Cream for acne marks?

Cream for acne marks?

None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...Read more

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Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

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

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Where can I get retin-a cream for stretch marks?

No advised.: No definite rx for this. Vit e oil has been tried. Laser rx may be an option. You should talk to your primary doc to see a referral is appropriate. These cost money and typically not covered by insurance. If it is not very bothersome to you, one can leave it alone. ...Read more

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Carboxytherapy for stretch marks effective?

Carboxytherapy for stretch marks effective?

Maybe: There are many products available for stretch marks on the market. In medicine, whenever there are many different products claiming to treat something. None of them are 100% effective or it would be the only product. Any product may improve it somewhat, but none eliminates them completely. ...Read more

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Could carboxytherapy for stretch marks work?

Could carboxytherapy for stretch marks work?

Carboxytherapy: AN unproven therapy for stretch marks. I use the 50/50 example. If you have the extra $s than it might work in 50% of the cases. But I am very doubtful. ...Read more

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What creams/lotions help with stretch marks?

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. ...Read more

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Does revitol stretch mark removal cream really work?

Does revitol stretch mark removal cream really work?

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

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Help can carboxytherapy for stretch marks work?

Help can carboxytherapy for stretch marks work?

Sure: Studies show that carboxytherapy improves skin elasticity, improves circulation, encourages collagen repair, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and destroys localized fatty deposits. This is how it helps stretch marks. Very popular in France. Not associated usually with side effects. So not have personal experience of this procedure or its results ...Read more

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Does carboxytherapy work for stretch marks?

Does carboxytherapy work for stretch marks?

Stretch mark removal: Carboxytherapy causes the formation of new collagen which subsequently thickens the skin to improve the appearance of the stretch marks by rebuilding the collagen matrix. Other treatment options include laser resurfacing or surgical excision. For stretch marks in the lower abdomen following pregnancy, a tummy tuck will remove the skin containing these stretch marks. ...Read more

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Does hydroquinone remove stretch mark?

Does hydroquinone remove stretch mark?

Unfortunately not: While topical hydroquinone may lighten abnormally darkened areas of skin in and around stretch marks, the drug itself will not remove the stretch mark. ...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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Need some tips on fading stretch marks?

Need some tips on fading stretch marks?

Little you can do: 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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Where can I get retin-a cream for stretch marks?

No advised.: No definite rx for this. Vit e oil has been tried. Laser rx may be an option. You should talk to your primary doc to see a referral is appropriate. These cost money and typically not covered by insurance. If it is not very bothersome to you, one can leave it alone. ...Read more

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Will antifungal cream cause stretch marks(striae)?

No: Stretch marks are caused by the breakdown of collagen in your skin. Collagens are proteins and proteins are not fungus. ...Read more

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Does those expensive stretch mark creams remove dark stretch marks.... What is the best way to remove them its been here for 9 months?

No: They don't work at all. I really wish they did, believe me! they will fade with time. There are also laser treatments that can help but these are quite expensive. And there's no point now because if you plan to have more children, you might get new stretch marks. These are your marks of pride, and you should be proud of being a mom and having a healthy pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of cream/oil for stretch marks can doctors prescribe? Also who treats this?

What kind of cream/oil for stretch marks can doctors prescribe? Also who treats this?

Stretch marks: Did these develop as you gained weight? Where are the stretch marks? Do you have any ongoing medical conditions other than stretch marks? Your doctor should be able to examine you and suggest management. Different doctors prescribe different medicines. ...Read more

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Do any creams work to reduce stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Not really. Stretch marks are torn elastic fibers in the skin followed by inflammation. Some people feel tha mederma for stretch marks may help. Time alone with improve them and the pulsed dye laser can be used to speed up improvement of the redness. ...Read more

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Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks?

Stretch marks Rx: Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks? ANS: It is likely not effective but here is what i would do. Treat only one side as directed. Take pictures before and then as treatment continues. See if you can see any difference. Let us know which one works on you But better to spend you $ elsewhere is my assessment. ...Read more

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What creams/lotions help with stretch marks?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best cream/lotion to treat stretch marks?

What is the best cream/lotion to treat stretch marks?

There isn't a best: There are several over the counter products such as Mother's Friend that are useful to minimize stretch marks. Check them out at a pharmacy. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I have a stretch marks in my arms , so can you please tell which medicene is best to remove it . Or which cream can cure those stretch mark?

Hi doctor, I have a stretch marks in my arms , so can you please tell which medicene is best to remove it . Or which cream can cure those stretch mark?

Moisturize: There are no meds that will repair stretch marks. Moisturizing the skin can help with the appearance, and the gentle massaging action of application may help during growth spurts or pregnancy. Stretch marks are very common, and we have been looking far a cure for centuries. ...Read more

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What type of cream is effective in treating stretch marks/loose skin?

What type of cream is effective in treating stretch marks/loose skin?

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 scar in the dermis. There is a new laser out cellulaze that promises to improve cellulite and stretch marks, however the verdict is not in. ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might vitamin E cream get rid of my stretch marks?

What's to be expected? Might vitamin E cream get rid of my stretch marks?

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. ...Read more

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Does the vitamin E in vitamin E creams really do anything for stretch marks or skin scars?

Does the vitamin E in vitamin E creams really do anything for stretch marks or skin scars?

Yes and no: In my experience, scar massage (with or without vitamin e) can be very helpful for speeding the improvement in the appearance of scars. Unfortunately, I have not found it to be helpful for stretch marks. ...Read more

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Please I have Funbact-A triple cream. Can it remove stretch mark on my waist?

Please I have Funbact-A triple cream. Can it remove stretch mark on my waist?

No: Creams that make stretch marks look less obvious only work if one uses some sort of cream every day. So, it is fine to use the least expensive, nicest smelling cream. The stretch marks don't go away (they're still there inside the skin). Funbact-A contains corticosteroids and can cause unhealthy side effects if used too much. Also, some types of stretch marks may be signs of a hormonal disorder. ...Read more

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HiI am 34 weeks pregnant. and I recently purchased this cream names Body Merry Stretch mark cream. Is this Safe During Pregnancy? Thanks

Yes: But it is a waste of 25 bucks. The claims are all made up by people selling it. You will get the same result with vaseline or the moisturizer of your choice. Don't be a sucker. ...Read more

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I got bumps under my genital, my penis and all around my anus and its itching so badly especially if there is a little heat I use funbact a and epiderm tube cream to suppress the itching and those cream has giving me stretch mark

I got bumps under my genital, my penis and all around my anus and its itching so badly especially if there is a little heat I use funbact a and epiderm tube cream to suppress the itching and those cream has giving me stretch mark

Sounds: Like you have condyloma accuminata or venereal warts of the penis and anus. These are sexually transmitted and can spread and develop into cancer. Stop using creams and see a colon and rectal surgeon for confirmatory diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best stretch marks cream?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more