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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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Can you tell me how to get rid of my stretch marks?

Can you tell me how to get rid of my 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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My son is 7 years old now can I still get rid of my stretch marks?

My son is 7 years old now can I still get rid of my 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 my stretch marks. I'm 13 and I have had stretch marks a while now. How do I get rid of them???

How do i get rid of my stretch marks. I'm 13 and I have had stretch marks a while now. How do I get rid of them???

You need to see a: doctor who specializes in lasers (preferably one who is a fellow of the American Board of Laser Medicine and Surgery), to discuss treatment options. Early stretch marks on younger individuals respond the best to laser treatments, but it can be costly. ...Read more

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Can surgery on my tigh get rid of my stretch marks?

Can surgery on my tigh get rid of my stretch marks?

Probably not: Unless you lost a significant amount of weight and then had a skin reduction surgery that removed the area with strech marks. As far as I know there is no way to surgically remove strech marks, and if tried you would most likely end up with surgical scars instead. If these strecthmarks are from a pregnancy, just wear your 'Tiger Mom Stripes' with pride, they are beautiful! ...Read more

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Will carboxytherapy help get rid of my stretch marks?

Will carboxytherapy help get rid of my stretch marks?

No: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. Carboxy (or any other so-called "therapy", is quackery. 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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What can I do to get rid of my stretch marks and how do I prevent them from coming back?

What can I do to get rid of my stretch marks and how do I prevent them from coming back?

Creams vs procedure: You can use mederma to treat the scarring it may improve it. Microneedling can work, chemical peels can improve, laser treatment. Prevention is to not stretch skin. Weight gain will cause skin to stretch. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to get rid of my stretch marks i put bio oil on them everyday! I do exercise 3 times a week?

Tough to treat: Striae are difficult to treat. Start by keeping the skin well moisturized. Also you can try a prescription strength retinoid like tazarotene. If they are red, I use the excel v laser to remove the redness followed by treatment with a resurfacing laser. Discuss your options with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of my stretch marks on my belly?

What can I use to get rid of my stretch marks on my belly?

Diet & exercise: If weights a problem , go on diet , loose wight , no junk food health food , built the abdominal wall with regular exercises , at 26 you still has elastic skin will contract marks will be invisible , or go for plastic surgery also follow above. ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might vitamin E cream get rid of my stretch marks?

What's to be expected? Might vitamin E cream get rid of my stretch marks?

No: 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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Would laser surgery help get rid of my stretch marks?

Expensive: You can try it, but it's very expensive -- up to $1, 000 per treatment for multiple treatments. Check w/a good plastic surgeon for their advice. ...Read more

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I got purple strecth marks on the sides of my hipes and beginning on my arm near my shoulder how do I get rid of my stretch marks or prevent them ?

Mederma: Mederma stretch mark cream will decrease the appearance of red stretch marks. To repair stretch marks a in office procedure using carboxytherapy- injection of medical carbon dioxide gas( see carboxyworld.Com) or laser. The new 2 wavelength device from palomar has initially good results in recent report. ...Read more

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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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How can I prevent stretch marks?

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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Is there any way to prevent stretch marks permanently?

Is there any way to prevent stretch marks permanently?

Maybe: If you do not gain weight rapidly, do not make excess hormones that cause them, stay in shape, stay at a normal weight without going up and down. The layer of skin called the dermis looses elastin and collagen when there is a rapid accumulation of fat in the breasts, upper arms , thighs, abdomen, due to hormones. Weight gain, pregnancy, or other stressors on the skin where you accumulate fat. ...Read more

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How to prevent stretch marks when working out and losing lots?

Good quesion: Sretch marks are not simply due to stretrching of the skin. They are actually metabolic in character(the skin is the largest organ in the body) and are invariably associated with "junk" diet. I have seen them in many people and they improve with appropriate diet but may become white and scarred.Look to your diet. ...Read more