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What can I do to get rid of my dark stretch marks? They're so ugly n I am deperate to get rid of them! Please help!

What can I do to get rid of my dark stretch marks? They're so ugly n I am deperate to get rid of them! Please help!

Mederma. Laser: Mederma stretch mark cream will lighten fresh dark stretch marks. Palomar makes a laser with a 1540 setting that os effective in repairing stretch marks. See palomarmedical. Com for list of physicians who offer this procedure. Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

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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?

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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How can I get rid of dark stretch marks on my hips butt and thighs?

How can I get rid of dark stretch marks on my hips butt and thighs?

Time: Stretch marks are when deep collagen deposits break apart. They occur in areas of higher fat including abdomen, buttocks, breasts, thighs, arms. In general, they are red, pink, or purple and streaky. The streaks will fade with time typically, but he may want to see a doctor if she would like to try other medications to light the skin. You should see your family practice physician. Read more

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What to do about really dark stretch marks on your hips, arms, and back after you lose weight?

What to do about really dark stretch marks on your hips, arms, and back after you lose weight?

Eval: Treatments: Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing, dermabrasion & medication (i.e., retinoids). Read more

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Last month dark stretch marks appeared above my knees. I've had no significant weight loss or gain so what is causing them? How can I get rid of it?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks may happen during times of hormonal changes as well as stretching of the skin. Try a vit d supplement (800 iu/day), vit c (500 mg three times per day) and zinc (4 mg per day) to help skin integrity. Read more

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Help im nervous to have sex with my boyfriend because I have dark nasty stretch marks what can I do to remove them please help?

Help im nervous to have sex with my boyfriend because I have dark nasty stretch marks what can I do to remove them please help?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist would be the best doctor to give you advice about how best to approach these stretch marks. Possibly laser therapy. Regardless, beware of creams or other internet offerings as they don't work and will cost you money. See a dermatologist to get an expert opinion and safe advice. Best of luck! Read more

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How to treat dark neck and stretch marks?

How to treat dark neck and stretch marks?

Eval: Treatments: Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing, dermabrasion & medication (i.e., retinoids). Read more

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Does shea butter cream make one darker and remove stretch marks? Or does it just maintain skin colour?

Does shea butter cream make one darker and remove stretch marks? Or does it just maintain skin colour?

Shea butter: Is primarily used to keep the skin most, especially in dry winter weather. It has no long lasting impact on skin color as far as I know. Peace and good health. Vitamin E oil on scars can be helpful. Read more

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Is there a way to remove dark, fat, and long stretch marks by summer? I've had them for 8 months. If so can you please tell me how?

Is there a way to remove dark, fat, and long stretch marks by summer? I've had them for 8 months. If so can you please tell me how?

Cannot remove: You may be able to lighten the stretch marks by using a bleaching cream prescribed by a dermatologist, but the stretch marks will never go away since they are essentially a scar. Read more

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Is there a medicated cream I can get over-the-counter to purchase without prescription for getting rid of dark inner thighs and stretch mark? Name few

Is there a medicated cream I can get over-the-counter to purchase without prescription for getting rid of dark inner thighs and stretch mark? Name few

Lightening creams: Unfortunately there is not really any cream that will get rid of stretch marks. There are several effective skin lighteners including Meladerm, Discoloration Reversal Moisturizer and Nu Derm Brightening cream. Read more

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I have small dark hairs that grow in my stretch marks. They come out easy and have a white substance on the end that came out of my skin.

I have small dark hairs that grow in my stretch marks. They come out easy and have a white substance on the end that came out of my skin.

Well: It could be several things including infected hair cells. In order to diagnose and treat you examination visual of my photographs as needed. Recommend Healthtap visit with photographs Read more

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I have loads stretch marks on my butt some light some dark is there anything I can do to get rid of them and to also avoid anymore appearing?

I have loads stretch marks on my butt some light some dark is there anything I can do to get rid of them and to also avoid anymore appearing?

Try a few things: Stretch marks are caused when the body rapidly changes in size, often with pregnancy, puberty, or rapid weight gain. Taking measures to decrease weight or stop weight gain is one step to avoid further marks. For old marks, you can try the following: daily moisturizer, glycolic acid (AHA), or vitamin E oil. For new marks prescription Retin-A can be helpful. Laser treatments are another good option. Read more

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How come if im losing weight pretty rapidly (not by choice) Crohn's disease. My old stretch marks apear darker in color. How do I get rid of them?

How come if im losing weight pretty rapidly (not by choice) Crohn's disease. My old stretch marks apear darker in color. How do I get rid of them?

Weight loss: Forget about the stretch marks for now. You must work closely with your gastroenterologist to stop the weight loss and hopefully restore your weight. Read more

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I've had dark lines, not too dark tho, on my breast since may. They look like stretch marks but not as bad or dark. What can I do to get rid of them?

I've had dark lines, not too dark tho, on my breast since may. They look like stretch marks but not as bad or dark. What can I do to get rid of them?

Doctor: See a doctor for exam. Sometimes these changes are hormonal. Without an exam difficult to diagnose. Of you gained weight recently that could of course be cause too. Read more

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How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that I would like to get rid of?

How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that I would like to get rid of?

Scientific Rx: No topical agent is strong enough to control acne on the trunk. Keep using topical benzoyl peroxide and get with your personal physician as well for prescription-strength rx. You may be a candidate for a low-progesterone oral contraceptive pill which may clear you. Read more

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My breast are two toned. It kind of looks like stretch marks but it's not. There are light & dark areas. What can I do before my prom in april?

Moisturize.: For starters, make sure you are moisturizing with an excellent creamy (not lotion) moisturizer. Dry skin can causes changes in pigmentation. Additionally, you may want to try a lightening or brightening agent such as skinmedica lytera which is non-prescription and safe to use on body. Read more

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How do get rid of dark spots on boobs and why do I have them if I've never had acne or stretch marks?

How do get rid of dark spots on boobs and why do I have them if I've never had acne or stretch marks?

Not sure: I am not sure what "dark spots" you refer to. Some women may have darker spots especially on the areolae (areas around the nipples) that normally tend to be darker than the rest of the breasts. Those dark spots are just extra pigment collections and there is nothing to do about that. If you have dark spots that are bothersome, changing in shape or color, they ought to be checked by physician. Read more

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