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Doctor insights on: Does Cedar Wood Essential Oil Really Help With Stretch Marks

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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


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What is cedar wood essential oil used for?

What is cedar wood essential oil used for?

Skin, hair,asthma: For therapeutic purposes moroccon cedarwood should be used only. It is in shampoos and hair lotions for alopecia (hair loss) good for eczema, dermatitis, skin rashes. Good for inhalation for asthma, bronchitis, hay fever. For external use only ( not to be swallowed). ...Read more

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Does bio-oil help with stretch marks?

Does bio-oil help with 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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What lotion or oil really helps decrease stretch marks?

What lotion or oil really helps decrease stretch marks?

Mederma, bio oil: Medermastretch mark cream will decrease the appearance of red stretch marks. It will not do much for old or white stretch marks. ...Read more

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Is bio oil really good for stretch marks ? Or something like locacid is better ?

Is bio oil really good for stretch marks ? Or something like locacid is better ?

Bio oil / locacid: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Does bio-oil work well for stretch marks?

Does bio-oil work well for stretch marks?

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

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Which is better at reducing/preventing stretch marks: bio oil or shea butter or other?

Which is better at reducing/preventing stretch marks: bio oil or shea butter or other?

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 more

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Does rosehip oil reduce the appearance of post acne marks as well stretch marks?

Does rosehip oil reduce the appearance of post acne marks as well stretch marks?

Rosehip: Please go online and look up Epiduo. You will think it best for your care but your doctor will need to prescribe it. The article online says it will cost no more than $25 for 3 months. Not bad! ...Read more