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Does Bio Oil Help Stretch Mark Appearence
39 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I got stretch marks around 32 weeks pregnant they've never itched but now they itch like crazy i put bio oil but no help?
Rash in stretchmarks: If there is just itching and no rash, it is possible that the skin is stretched and dry, and that is why it's itching. There is also a pregnancy rash that starts at the end of 3rd trimester & usually starts in stretchmarks as small red bumps, hives or blisters or all 3, called puppp. Puppp can mostly be controlled by strong topical steroids, but sometimes requires oral steroids if really extensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best product out there known to reduce stretch marks? Don't say bio oil or palmers lotion because i've used both and there were no results
Stretch Marks: Using marksplex™ can substantially reduce the appearance of your stretch marks in addition to helping improve the skin's overall appearance by making it feel tighter, firmer and providing more elasticity to the skin surrounding your stretch marks. Results can be seen in as little as two weeks, but strongly suggest waiting at least eight weeks for optimal results to appear. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of tea tree or bio-oil and so i generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are more likely to improve the scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anyway to get rid of my stretch marks i put bio oil on them everyday! I do exercise 3 times a week?
Tough to treat: Striae are difficult to treat. Start by keeping the skin well moisturized. Also you can try a prescription strength retinoid like tazarotene. If they are red, I use the excel v laser to remove the redness followed by treatment with a resurfacing laser. Discuss your options with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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