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Does Mederma For Stretch Marks Work
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Does tretinoin work better for scars or stretch marks better than things like ScarFade or Mederma?
Tretinoin for scars: Retin-A (tretinoin) is a topical derivative of vitamin A that is most commonly used to treat acne, but also has several properties that may help fade discolored skin and certain types of scars. If you are looking for a more conservative approach to treating your scars than lasers or surgery, Retin-A may be a good option for you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the dermapen skin care procedure really work for scars and stretch marks? How many procedures does it take to see results?
Perhaps: While i don't have personal experience, there is evidence that mild "dermal wounding" such as is achieved with the dermapen products can stimulate a mild amount of collagen production. It does take several treatments and the change is likely minimal. Also, as the skin continues to age, the change is not permanent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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