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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more


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How can you reduce appearance of stretch marks?

How can you reduce appearance of stretch marks?

Striae Distensae: Unfortunately stretch marks are permanent but tend to look better and better as one ages. There is no cream or solution for this problem at this time. I would advise waiting until they naturally mature and turn in ivory white-collar. At this time than they are generally less intrusive and less visible. ...Read more

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How can I reduce stretch marks?

How can I reduce stretch marks?

Trenitoin,laser,micr: Some dermatologist recommend retinoin like reina, renova, (tretinoin) Avita work on recent strech marks laser therapy uses intense wavwlength of light to stimulate growth of collagen, elastin and melanin microdermabrasion usually removes topmost layer of skin which may prompt growth of new more elastic skin so see a cosmetic dermatologist , these treatments are not covered by insurance as determined cosmetic. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to reduce stretch marks?

Whats the best way to reduce stretch marks?

None.: Don't get pregnant, obesed or taller/bigger! (mip). ...Read more

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Can the appearance of stretch marks be reduced?

Can the appearance of stretch marks be reduced?

Yes: There are lasers that are used to help with stretch marks so I would consult your dermatologist of a place that has lasers and can help you. ...Read more

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How do I reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Med eval: 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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Is there any way to reduce future stretch marks?

Is there any way to reduce future stretch marks?

Avoid weight gain: Stretch marks come from rapid weight gain, hormones, pregnancy, and are dermal tears that cause discoloration. They occur wherever you accumulate fat including upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, shoulders and back. They have loss of elastin and collagen. Stay at a normal weight, stay fit, and keep your hormones balanced by not taking steroids when you work out. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce the color of stretch marks?

Is there a way to reduce the color of stretch marks?

The color will fade: Early stretch marks will be red in color. Eventually they will become very light in color but this may take over a year. If you want to help get rid of the redness earlier you can use a treatment such as ipl. ...Read more

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Help! how can I reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Help! how can I reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Not so easy or inexpensive to resolve. If you can please go on-line to "Wikipedia" and search for "stretch marks". There are similar articles on the web but the content is quite similar. When you begin to understand this have your doctor refer you to the right specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce, stretch marks on both shoulders.

What can I do to reduce, stretch marks on both shoulders.

Nothing: If the stretch marks are already white there is not much you can do. Try not to get tan so there will be less contrast between your skin and the stretch marks. ...Read more

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What will reduce my chance of stretch marks after baby comes?

What will reduce my chance of stretch marks after baby comes?

Fitness: Will be les manifested with time but exercise and fitness is beneficial as a whole. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Options: 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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I'm 21(f), 5ft, 121lbs. Have no child. I have stretch marks on heap. Why is it so? And how will it reduce in natural way? Will exercise help

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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Do any creams work to reduce stretch marks?

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 more

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What lotion really helps reduce stretch marks a lot?

What lotion really helps reduce stretch marks a lot?

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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Are there any creams that can reduce or remove stretch marks?

Are there any creams that can reduce or remove stretch marks?

I wish...: ...That any of the myriad of creams advertised for treatment of stretch marks actually worked, but they don't. There is some anecdotal evidence that Retin-A cream might work for some people. Keep in mind that collagen grows very slowly, so any treatment will take a year or more to see measurable improvement. One type of laser may work on purple stretch marks, but that gets expensive. ...Read more