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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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Can you tell me how to get rid of my stretch marks?

Can you tell me how to get rid of my stretch marks?

Stretch marks: 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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My son is 7 years old now can I still get rid of my stretch marks?

My son is 7 years old now can I still get rid of my stretch marks?

Nothing: 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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How do i get rid of my stretch marks. I'm 13 and I have had stretch marks a while now. How do I get rid of them???

How do i get rid of my stretch marks. I'm 13 and I have had stretch marks a while now. How do I get rid of them???

You need to see a: doctor who specializes in lasers (preferably one who is a fellow of the American Board of Laser Medicine and Surgery), to discuss treatment options. Early stretch marks on younger individuals respond the best to laser treatments, but it can be costly. ...Read more

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Can surgery on my tigh get rid of my stretch marks?

Can surgery on my tigh get rid of my stretch marks?

Probably not: Unless you lost a significant amount of weight and then had a skin reduction surgery that removed the area with strech marks. As far as I know there is no way to surgically remove strech marks, and if tried you would most likely end up with surgical scars instead. If these strecthmarks are from a pregnancy, just wear your 'Tiger Mom Stripes' with pride, they are beautiful! ...Read more

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Will carboxytherapy help get rid of my stretch marks?

Will carboxytherapy help get rid of my 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. Carboxy (or any other so-called "therapy", is quackery. 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 can I do to get rid of my stretch marks and how do I prevent them from coming back?

What can I do to get rid of my stretch marks and how do I prevent them from coming back?

Creams vs procedure: You can use mederma to treat the scarring it may improve it. Microneedling can work, chemical peels can improve, laser treatment. Prevention is to not stretch skin. Weight gain will cause skin to stretch. ...Read more

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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