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Do you get stretch marks genetically or is it from environmental and other factors?

Do you get stretch marks genetically or is it from environmental and other factors?

Skin tears: 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

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


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What are stretch marks?

Tearing of dermis: When skin stretches rapidly like with pregnancy or weight gain the top layer or dermis can tear. When this happens it becomes discolored in some individuals causing stretch marks. ...Read more

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What causes stretch marks?

No: Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched due to obesity or pregnancy. Then, after whatever caused the stretching of the skin goes away (delivery or weight loss)- the skin changes persist. ...Read more

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How are stretch marks made?

How are stretch marks made?

Stretch marks.: Stretch marks are created when the skin is stretched (i.e., weight loss) causing dermal & epidermal tearing. ...Read more

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How to lose stretch marks?!

How to lose 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 stretch marks occur?

How do stretch marks occur?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are scarring of the dermis. They occur when there has been rapid growth and stretching of tissue like in growth spurts, pregnancy and obesity. They fade over time. ...Read more

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When do stretch marks occur?

When do stretch marks occur?

Third trimester: Generally, stretch marks will occur after a pregnant mom begins to really show. They occur more commonly later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I remove stretch marks?

How do I remove stretch marks?

Normal: There is nothing to do to prevent them and they fade with time. You can google about this and I am sure will find many things for sale, but evidence that anything is better than just waiting for them to fade is ellusive. Losing weight and getting back in trim with exercise is the best cure and tanning is helpful cosmetically. you are a mother and can be proud of it. ...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 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