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Is There Anyway Other Than Laser Treatment To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks
Yes: Over the counter treatments may help a little but not as effective as prescription topicals and medical procedures such as microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, chemical acid peels, lasers. Try topical bleaching creams, glycolic acid, Retin-A (tretinoin) or retinol. There are also home peels that you can try. Avoiding the sun and protection is most important to prevent worsening of the sun spots. ...Read more
Find the cause first: You must first identify the cause of the wrinkles: sun damage, smoking, repeated movement, volume loss, laxity, thinning , etc? Depending on the cause, targeted treatment will deliver the best results and may include: nutritional counseling, hydration, moisturizers , antioxidants, sunblock, retinoids, fractionated therapy, resurfacing, ablative treatment, fillers, botulinum, facelift, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lasers can help: For moderate acne with red bumps and some white heads, it can work very well with repeated treatments....Ie it is not a cure. For cystic acne it does not work as well for everybody, but it helps. For comedonal acne, ie just black heads...Not very effective. Don't expect a cure, but lasers can help a lot. Combined with a chemical called ala, aka photodynamic therapy, it works even better. ...Read more
Stretch marks: Yes there are treatments but the most helpful is also the most expensive. If you can, make an appointment to see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Freckles: Freckles don't need to be treated. However they can be treated with a ndyag q switched laser. I have successfully removed 1000's of freckles from redheads with irish ancestry that don't want them. It is important to be sure they are truly freckles and not dysplastic nevi. Some people think that their dysplastic nevi ( abnormal moles) are freckles because they are flat . See your dermatologist. ...Read more
They fade over time: Pregnancy stretch marks, as well as stretch marks from body building or obesity, are lines where the second layer of skin (the dermis, under the surface) has cracked and separated. The stretch marks heal in that position, but their width narrows after the stretched skin area shrinks in size. The lines fade with time, but never go away completely. One can ask a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Stretch Marks: Unfortunately, stretch marks are a result of the skin having been stretched beyond its ability to recoil back. It's exactly like a slinky being stretched just too far and it never returns to normal. The best way to eliminate stretch marks, in fact it's the only way, is surgical removal of the affected skin. Dermaroller and laser treatments can stimulate collagen production and can tighten skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch marks: See a cosmetic surgeon for a laser skin/scar resurfacing consult. There are now fda approved lasers and a list of doctors who provide that care on scars1.Com and stretchmarks.Com. Also, some laser liposuction procedures (if some tummy fat needs removal) give great resolution of tummy stretch marks. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paralytics ; Fillers: Facial rejuvenation can be by temporary muscle paralytics like botox, xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Dysport or by injectable fillers like juvederm, elevess, belotero (the hyaluronic acids) or Radiesse (an hydroxyapatite) or by silicone or by your own fat (harvested from other areas of the body). See your plastic surgeon to discuss the pros and cons of the different options and s/he can advise you re the best option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?
Surgery: No topicals work well.Get a more detailed answer ›
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