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How Do You Get Rid Of Dark Stretch Marks
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
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
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!
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
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
How do you get rid of purple stretch marks on your inner thighs? Or at least lessen the appearance?
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
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
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
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
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
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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