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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 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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How can you remove stretch marks?

How can you remove 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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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 prevent stretch marks?

Weight management: The truth is you can't prevent stretch marks if they are going to develop. However, you can lessen the likelihood by watching pregnancy weight gain -- the average weight gain in pregnancy is 25-35 pounds. Simple, smart health habits that maintain healthy tissue will keep your skin healthy -- not cocoa butter, creams, or lotions. ...Read more

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How can you reduce or get rid of stretch marks?

Limited 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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How can you get rid of stretch marks?

How can you get rid of stretch marks?

Unlikely: Retin-a may help dark stretch marks to soften in color and moisturizers may ease the dryness associated with striae but the rumors about cocoa butter, lanolin, vitamin e, aloe vera are largely unfounded and essentially old wives tales. ...Read more

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How can I reduce/get rid of stretch marks?

How can I reduce/get rid of stretch marks?

No magic: Sorry to say that there is no magic: cream, peeling even laser have been tried. No satisfactory solution. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of/reduce stretch marks?

How can I get rid of/reduce stretch marks?

Sorry: 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 to eliminate stretch marks?

It's difficult: Stretch marks are little tears in the epidermis or skin, caused by relatively rapid stretching of the skin. Causes of stretch marks are usually pregnancy, or significant weight gain. Stretch marks will fade from pink to a silver color with time. They can only be removed with chemical peels, dermabrasion or laser therapy. ...Read more

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How to help rid stretch marks?

How to help rid stretch marks?

Consult: I would consult a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Creams don't tend to work, but lasers can work and both plastic surgeons as well as dermatologists have familiarity with using lasers to help with stretch marks. ...Read more

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What can I use to help minimize stretch marks?

What can I use to help minimize stretch marks?

Depends: Depends. If they are already present then you don't get rid of them. Some skin care lines claim they can but this isn't really the case for existing stretch marks. Depending on their color some new laser technologies are being used with varying degrees of success. If trying to prevent, belli skin care line is directed at pregnant mothers. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of/reduce cellulite and stretch marks?

How can one get rid of/reduce cellulite and stretch marks?

Nothing works well!: Although lasers, creams, and many brands of "snake oil" are offered for stretch mark or cellulite "treatment" (not removal), they all work so poorly that you usually spend a lot and get only a little (if any) improvement. If anything worked well, we would all be doing it. Plastic surgery can remove skin that contains stretch marks (tummy tuck). Exilis is a new rf option that may be of some benefit. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of baby stretch marks?

How can you get rid of baby stretch marks?

Fade naturally: These will fade naturally over time and do not require treatment.Mederma stretch mark cream could be tired on older children. ...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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How can I remove stretch marks?

How can I remove stretch marks?

No easy way.: Stretch marks represent a tear in the dermis (strength layer) of the skin. There are a number of treatments including surgery, laser, topical therapy, and chemical peeling. Other than surgery, which trades a scar for a stretch mark, none of these have been proven to be greatly effective. Depending on the location, a consult with a plastic surgeon may be beneficial. ...Read more

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How can I remove stretch marks or cellulite?

How can I remove stretch marks or cellulite?

These are : Difficult to get rid of. If the stretch marks are on your tummy, a tummy tuck might work. Some lasers can give some improvements to stretch marks. So far, i'm not too impressed by the cellulite therapies that are out there. ...Read more

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