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Doctor insights on: Do You Get Stretch Marks From Losing Weight

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Why would you get stretch marks from losing weight instead of gaining?

Why would you get stretch marks from losing weight instead of gaining?

Skin tears: 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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Is there any kind of stuff to get rid of stretch marks after you finish losing weight?

Is there any kind of stuff to get rid of stretch marks after you finish losing weight?

Probably: Various cosmetic preps available on shelves with claims of effectiveness. Not sure if one is really superior. Some of the top brands are quite pricey. ...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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What can I do to relieve stretch marks from losing weight?

What can I do to relieve stretch marks from losing weight?

Laser rx: Pulsed dye laser for red stretch mark(inflammatory) fractional laser rx for white stretch mark works better than other products. Pemf helps reduce scarring. ...Read more

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How do you prevent stretch marks from losing weight?

How do you prevent stretch marks from losing weight?

You don't.: You get stretch marks from weight gain, not from weight loss. The stretch marks occur because skin is like an envelope that is being filled with fat. When you stretch the envelope, the collagen and elastin support weakens, causing a scar looking stretch mark. Losing weight will not reverse this. ...Read more

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The more weight I lose, the more my stretch marks show. What can I do to reduce them? I've been losing weight at about 1-2 pounds a week

The more weight I lose, the more my stretch marks show. What can I do to reduce them? I've been losing weight at about 1-2 pounds a week

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are rips in the deep layer of the skin from rapid stretching. When stretch marks are pulled tight they generally are not as visible. With your weight loss there is more skin laxity. The only way to remove them is to surgically remove them depending on the location. However there are various skin tightening and laser treatments that may offer some modest improvements. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should losing weight help reduce cellulite and stretch marks?

Expert opinion - should losing weight help reduce cellulite and stretch marks?

Stretch Marks: Unfortuantely stretch marks are very difficult to treat and weight loss is unlikely to help. Stretch marks are actually scars or tears in the dermis (the deep layer of your skin). Just like scars there may be treatments to make them less visible, but the only way to eliminate them is to remove them - this is exactly what a procedure like an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) does. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks are a condition where the skin is stretched by weight gain or during pregnancy, leaving slightly indented lines where the surface layer of ...Read more