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How can I get rid of dark stretch marks on my hips butt and thighs?

How can I get rid of dark stretch marks on my hips butt and thighs?

Time: Stretch marks are when deep collagen deposits break apart. They occur in areas of higher fat including abdomen, buttocks, breasts, thighs, arms. In general, they are red, pink, or purple and streaky. The streaks will fade with time typically, but he may want to see a doctor if she would like to try other medications to light the skin. You should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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How do get rid of dark spots on boobs and why do I have them if I've never had acne or stretch marks?

How do get rid of dark spots on boobs and why do I have them if I've never had acne or stretch marks?

Not sure: I am not sure what "dark spots" you refer to. Some women may have darker spots especially on the areolae (areas around the nipples) that normally tend to be darker than the rest of the breasts. Those dark spots are just extra pigment collections and there is nothing to do about that. If you have dark spots that are bothersome, changing in shape or color, they ought to be checked by physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my dark stretch marks? They're so ugly n I am deperate to get rid of them! Please help!

What can I do to get rid of my dark stretch marks? They're so ugly n I am deperate to get rid of them! Please help!

Mederma. Laser: Mederma stretch mark cream will lighten fresh dark stretch marks. Palomar makes a laser with a 1540 setting that os effective in repairing stretch marks. See palomarmedical. Com for list of physicians who offer this procedure. ...Read more

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I have loads stretch marks on my butt some light some dark is there anything I can do to get rid of them and to also avoid anymore appearing?

I have loads stretch marks on my butt some light some dark is there anything I can do to get rid of them and to also avoid anymore appearing?

Try a few things: Stretch marks are caused when the body rapidly changes in size, often with pregnancy, puberty, or rapid weight gain. Taking measures to decrease weight or stop weight gain is one step to avoid further marks. For old marks, you can try the following: daily moisturizer, glycolic acid (AHA), or vitamin E oil. For new marks prescription Retin-A can be helpful. Laser treatments are another good option. ...Read more

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How come if im losing weight pretty rapidly (not by choice) Crohn's disease. My old stretch marks apear darker in color. How do I get rid of them?

How come if im losing weight pretty rapidly (not by choice) Crohn's disease. My old stretch marks apear darker in color. How do I get rid of them?

Weight loss: Forget about the stretch marks for now.
You must work closely with your gastroenterologist to stop the weight loss and hopefully restore your weight. ...Read more

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Last month dark stretch marks appeared above my knees. I've had no significant weight loss or gain so what is causing them? How can I get rid of it?

Last month dark stretch marks appeared above my knees. I've had no significant weight loss or gain so what is causing them? How can I get rid of it?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks may happen during times of hormonal changes as well as stretching of the skin. Try a vit d supplement (800 iu/day), vit c (500 mg three times per day) and zinc (4 mg per day) to help skin integrity. ...Read more

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I've had dark lines, not too dark tho, on my breast since may. They look like stretch marks but not as bad or dark. What can I do to get rid of them?

I've had dark lines, not too dark tho, on my breast since may. They look like stretch marks but not as bad or dark. What can I do to get rid of them?

Doctor: See a doctor for exam. Sometimes these changes are hormonal. Without an exam difficult to diagnose. Of you gained weight recently that could of course be cause too. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that I would like to get rid of?

How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that I would like to get rid of?

Scientific Rx: No topical agent is strong enough to control acne on the trunk. Keep using topical benzoyl peroxide and get with your personal physician as well for prescription-strength rx. You may be a candidate for a low-progesterone oral contraceptive pill which may clear you. ...Read more

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I'm 33wks pregnant hw do I get rid of strech marks on my bottom? And why is tht the only place I got them at? Plus they are dark like bruises

I'm 33wks pregnant hw do I get rid of strech marks on my bottom? And why is tht the only place I got them at? Plus they are dark like bruises

Can't: Once stretch marks occur, from skin stretched beyond its ability to stretch, you can't really get rid of them. Skin varies and it is hard to predict where it may stretch, breast abdomen or bottom or even legs and arms. Dark discoloration is usually from exposed blood vessels under the skin and more common in legs from varicose veins. Skin creams and good nutrition is best prevention. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stretch marks?

How do you get rid of 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 do you get rid of stretch marks?

How do you get rid of stretch marks?

Cocoa Butter: There are many creams and lotions available on the market. However, the old remedy that still works great is using cocoa butter. In fact, may of the current modern products contain cocoa butter because it works so well. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stretch marks?

How do you get rid of stretch marks?

May help: Our colleague dr. Westfried says, "bio oil can improve appearance of newer red stretch marks according to the manufacturer. It is cost effective compared to Mederma stretch mark cream. Expect a gradual improvement of no more than about 20 per cent." he also suggests that laser removal can help. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stretch marks in a natural way?

Can't be done: A stretch mark is essentially a scar. Although there are ways to make stretch marks less noticeable, there is nothing you can do naturally that will help--despite claims otherwise. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stretch marks around your pecks?

How do you get rid of stretch marks around your pecks?

Fractional laser: Stretch marks can be improved in their appearance through the use of fractional laser such as the fraxel laser, or by using a micro-needling technique. Unfortunately there is no perfect solution for stretch marks at this time. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stretch marks and cellulite?

How do you get rid of stretch marks and cellulite?

Very hard: Stretch marks are permanent on skin but you can avoid getting stretch marks again by stretching before training, or you can make them appear less by tanning.
You can get stretch marks from sudden weight gain or sudden weight loss. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stretch marks? Will loosing weight help?

How do you get rid of stretch marks? Will loosing weight help?

Yes: A person with tummy stretch marks due to being chubby, not from medication side effects nor hormonal problems, can tighten up the tummy muscles and lose weight (if not already slim) to make the marks less visible. The marks will be less visible because they are not pushed apart (width) by a chubby tummy, and because it takes many months to get good tummy muscles (time fades stretch marks). ...Read more

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How do you get rid of cellulite and stretch marks without surgery?

How do you get rid of cellulite and stretch marks without surgery?

Undergarments good: Elastic undergarments do a nice job of tightening and shaping without surgery. These can cover arms to thighs. Also good for back support. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of purple stretch marks on your inner thighs? Or at least lessen the appearance?

How do you get rid of purple stretch marks on your inner thighs? Or at least lessen the appearance?

Topical retinoid: I would try a topical retinoid and topical vit C which might help some. There are also some laser treatments that my help the purple color. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stretch marks on my stomach and my hips?

How do you get rid of stretch marks on my stomach and my hips?

You can't: They will fade over time but there are no treatments that will make them go away, despite any claims you might see. Some might be removed by plastic surgery but this is limited and overall not a solution. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stretch marks permanently, in a natural way, without seeing a doctor?

Not likely: Unfortunately, even if you did see a doctor, there's very little that can be done to get rid of stretch marks. Some methods of treatment include wearing sun screen lotion (because stretch marks tans differently and a tan will make them more noticable). Also, avoiding any further weight gain. Finally, avoid all the "magic remedies" they sell such as cocoa butter, as they do not work. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stretch marks?

You can't: You can not get rid of them. They are actual trauma to the skin with resultant scar formation. They will fade with time but always be there to some degree. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stretch marks?

How to get rid of stretch marks?

Laser, carboxytherapy: Creams are only partially effective on new stretch marks. In office procedures for stretch marks include laser -fractionated and palomar 1540 laser which can improve stretch marks. Carboxytherapy is the injection of carbon dioxide gas to safely improve stretch marks in any color skin. See carboxyworld. Com for results. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of stretch marks?

Can you get rid of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Treatment may fade the appearance. Retina a, micro derma abrasions and laser therapy are used ...Read more

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How to get rid of stretch marks?

How to get rid of 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 stretch marks?

Mederma, co2, laser: Mederma stretch mark has an effect but not dramatic on fresh stretch marks, carboxytherapy, the injections of medical carbon dioxide gas, can improve stretxh marks in amy color skin. It stimulates new firbroblast formation and works in any color of skin. Fractionated laser works on fresh stretch marks in light color skin. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of stretch marks?

How do I get rid of stretch marks?

TIncture of time: Sorry, no magic; there is no quick way to get rid of stretch marks. They will lessen considerably over time in many cases, but the half-life of collagen is about one year -- meaning it takes a year to see even a 50% improvement in their appearance. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of stretch marks?

How do I get rid of stretch marks?

Stretch Mark: 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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Any ways to get rid of stretch marks?

Laser: The 1540 laser application from palmer trees stretch marks. Another treatment tat is useful is carboxytherapy, te injections of medically heated carbon dioxide gas, which repairs collagen. 50-70 per cent improvement is achievable with tese treatments. ...Read more

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How could I get rid of stretch marks?

How could I get rid of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: It is unlikely that you can get rid of them on your own.
Have your doctor refer you to a specialist in that area.
He/she will discuss all the options with you and together you will have to work out how best to proceed. ...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 do I get rid of stretch marks fast?

How do I get rid of stretch marks fast?

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 can I get rid of old stretch marks?

How can I get rid of old stretch marks?

Old stretch marks: You can't.
I would see a Dermatologist and she/he will explain what can and cannot be done to control stretch marks. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of old stretch marks?

How can you get rid of old stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Since stretch marks represent a permanent change in the dermis (the deeper layer of skin beneath the surface layer known as the epidermis), there is no amount of resurfacing that can erase them. However, studies have shown that laser treatments can lessen the depth of stretch marks in some patients, with an improvement rate of between 20 and 50%. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stretch marks forever?

Very difficult: It;s more or less impossible. You can discuss with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon about maybe doing a skin peel or a laser treatment but nothing is really good. ...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