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How long does it take stretch marks to fade after pregnancy?

How long does it take stretch marks to fade after pregnancy?

Probably never: Sorry, they may stay forever. But may become lighter(in color) and smaller(in width). ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the best creme for the pregnancy strech marks?

What is the best creme for the pregnancy strech marks?

Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter or any of the commercially available products that contain this. ...Read more

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I want to get rid of these strech marks that I have due to pregnancy.Could you give me some tips for this?

I want to get rid of these strech marks that I have due to pregnancy.Could you give me some tips for this?

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 lose weight and strech marks after pregnancy?

How do I lose weight and strech marks after pregnancy?

Lose pregnancy wt: Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Work on doing a little of all of these. There really isn't any way to get rid of the stretch marks without surgery (tummy tuck) to remove the stretched skin. ...Read more

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What kind of lotion or cream is effective to prevent stretchmarks during pregnancy?

What kind of lotion or cream is effective to prevent stretchmarks during pregnancy?

The wt gain problem: Avoid excessive/rapid wt gain and minimize long hot shower/bath, minimize use of body washes/scrubbing, use of humidifer in winter/cold season, and minimize use of meds if not needed. Applying moisturing lotion such as aquaphor 2-3x/day, especially after shower/bath--soft skin stretches better. If not adequate, consult doc as u may need prescription meds. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

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Ever since my only pregnancy i got ugly strechmarks and plus my stomach is a lil loose what can I do to fix it help I've tryed everything but excerise?

Ever since my only pregnancy  i got ugly strechmarks and plus my stomach is a lil loose what can I do to fix it help I've tryed everything but excerise?

"Everything???": Exercise is the starting point, not the last thing. And plastic surgery is the only way to remove loose skin and tighten stretched muscles (you can't "exercise" skin to tightness). Even with abs of steel they are stretched by pregnancy and covered by skin of flab. Surgery is the only way to restore your tummy after you lose the weight and restore tone with diet and exercise. Get going! ...Read more

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How long does it take for stretch marks to fade when using cocoa butter?

How long does it take for stretch marks to fade when using cocoa butter?

Stretch marks: You can not get rid of them this way. I would like to refer you to the healthtap topic page on stretch marks where this question has been answered many times by our experts. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/stretch-marks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stretch marks to disappear? With usage of products such as cocoa butter cream, etc.

Don't waste your $: I am not aware of any reliable method of removing stretch marks or making them disappear other than removing the skin that is involved with them. ...Read more

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