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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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Cream for acne marks?

Cream for acne marks?

None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work for stretch marks?

Try Retin-A: Actually, there is some data that use of Retin-A cream on the stretch marks can result in mild improvements. ...Read more

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Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks?

Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks?

Stretch marks Rx: Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks? ANS: It is likely not effective but here is what i would do. Treat only one side as directed. Take pictures before and then as treatment continues. See if you can see any difference. Let us know which one works on you But better to spend you $ elsewhere is my assessment. ...Read more

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Will antifungal cream cause stretch marks(striae)?

Will antifungal cream cause stretch marks(striae)?

No: Stretch marks are caused by the breakdown of collagen in your skin. Collagens are proteins and proteins are not fungus. ...Read more

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Carboxytherapy for stretch marks effective?

Carboxytherapy for stretch marks effective?

Maybe: There are many products available for stretch marks on the market. In medicine, whenever there are many different products claiming to treat something. None of them are 100% effective or it would be the only product. Any product may improve it somewhat, but none eliminates them completely. ...Read more

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Does revitol scar cream work on acne scars?

Does revitol scar cream work on acne scars?

Revitol: Revitol scar removal cream - remove scars, reduce acne scars treatment with acne scar removal lotion ~ 1 jar by revitol 2.8 out of 5 stars  see all reviews (9 customer reviews) | like (6) as you can see about 50% of the people liked the product. This is from amazon. ...Read more

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Does revitol stretch mark removal cream really work?

Does revitol stretch mark removal cream really work?

Stretch marks: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can Palmer's cocoa butter everyone fade cream be used after using tretinion cream to help fade dark spots?

Can Palmer's cocoa butter everyone fade cream be used after using tretinion cream to help fade dark spots?

Dark spots: The vanishing cream is supposed to lighten up dark spots andcan be used after tretinion cream ...Read more

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Does hydroquinone remove stretch mark?

Does hydroquinone remove stretch mark?

Unfortunately not: While topical hydroquinone may lighten abnormally darkened areas of skin in and around stretch marks, the drug itself will not remove the stretch mark. ...Read more

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Can vaseline cocoa butter cure old old stretch marks fast?

Refer to topic: There is a great list of answers from many doctors on healthtap who have answered this in the past. Here you will see a variety of options and opinions from the many healthtap doctors who have addressed this issue: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#topics/stretch-marks. ...Read more

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Where can I get retin-a cream for stretch marks?

No advised.: No definite rx for this. Vit e oil has been tried. Laser rx may be an option. You should talk to your primary doc to see a referral is appropriate. These cost money and typically not covered by insurance. If it is not very bothersome to you, one can leave it alone. ...Read more

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Does coco butter help cure stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are scarring of the skin. Once they occur they cannot be removed with out surgery. Keeping the skin moisturized may help minimize the risk of getting stretch marks. ...Read more

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Can skinoren cream help scars?

Can skinoren cream help scars?

Probably not: The main ingredient, azaleic acid, is used to treat acne or rosacea. It acts as an antibiotic but it also can lessen inflammation and can lessen post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation, so if the scar is hyperpigmented or inflamed, it could be of some use. There are other preparations more suited to scar reduction, such as silicone gels. ...Read more

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What creams/lotions help with 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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Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How long do I need to use Mederma stretch mark cream for effect?

How long do I need to use Mederma stretch mark cream for effect?

No definite timeline: Stretch marks, or striae distensae, behave like scars in that they are the result of skin expansion that stretches the skin leading to skin injury with a thin, atrophic scar. Scars creams, like mederma, may help with some of the discoloration, especially if used for three to four months. Generally, discoloration should improve anyway as the stretch mark matures and lasers may help down the road. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work for stretch marks?

Try Retin-A: Actually, there is some data that use of Retin-A cream on the stretch marks can result in mild improvements. ...Read more

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I have stretch marks and its purple redish color, I was wondering if Mederma will help reduce the color, or even better gets rid of the stretch marks?

I have stretch marks and its purple redish color, I was wondering if Mederma will help reduce the color, or even better gets rid of the stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Getting rid of stretch marks id not easy. It would be wise for you to see a surgeon who deals in stretch marks. Rest assured you will be well looked after and the surgeon will discuss options with you in great detail. The surgeons do not recommend surgery unless it is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Is Mederma (or other stretch mark creams) safe to use while breastfeeding?

Is Mederma (or other stretch mark creams) safe to use while breastfeeding?

Yes: These are safe to use. Do not expect magic results though. The results vary from person to person and alot depends on your genes ---how well you naturally heal. ...Read more

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Can I use Mederma stretch marks in my breast while im breast feeding?

Can I use Mederma stretch marks in my breast while im breast feeding?

Use with Caution: Company has no info/studies with breastfeeding.It is botanical source (like most topicals) should be safe.I have used it safely/successfully on infant faces/skin. I would use on areas away from direct contact w/ infants mouth, monitor carefully for any rash/reaction in infant's skin. Later, laser therapy can be considered for stretch marks (not while pregnant or breastfeeding). ...Read more

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Does tretinoin work better for scars or stretch marks better than things like ScarFade or Mederma?

Tretinoin for scars: Retin-A (tretinoin) is a topical derivative of vitamin A that is most commonly used to treat acne, but also has several properties that may help fade discolored skin and certain types of scars. If you are looking for a more conservative approach to treating your scars than lasers or surgery, Retin-A may be a good option for you. ...Read more

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Should i buy Mederma scar cream to use on my cutting scars?

Should i buy Mederma scar cream to use on my cutting scars?

No: Mederma does little or nothing for scars. Look for silicon gel, under a variety of brands. Also, when you can, consider seeking care from a plastic surgeon for the scars. Silicon gel should be used for a minimum of two months. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding:can you tan while breastfeeding? Or use Mederma cream?

Breastfeeding:can you tan while breastfeeding? Or use Mederma cream?

Tanning unsafe: Tanning is unsafe whether you are nursing or not. There is nothing about it that makes it more unsafe while nursing however. Mederma used topically is ok while nursing. ...Read more

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What's best for acne scars... OTC creams like Mederma or scarfade, or RX like tretinions?

What's best for acne scars... OTC creams like Mederma or scarfade, or RX like tretinions?

Scar improvement: Scar improvement can be achieved, but it takes patience. An overnight improvement is simply impossible. There is no clinical evidence to support Mederma. You need a long peel. This is achieved with tretinoins. Also, microdermabrasion and/or dermabrasion depending on scar depth. A chemical peel is also an otpion, Tretinoins, abrasions, and peels all achieve the desired skin slough. Good luck ...Read more

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I have burnt my eyes' orbital areas with dettol and now developed a scar .since 15 days I am using mederma cream.What do you suggest Sir and how long will it take?

I have burnt my eyes' orbital areas with dettol and now developed a scar .since 15 days I am using mederma cream.What do you suggest Sir and how long will it take?

Do you mean a sun-: burn? Mederma is onion skin derivative and works best on thickened hypertrophic scars. I would see a dermatologist or ophthalmologist for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have acne scar but they are not deep they are on the surface is there an cream that can help lighten it? Like Mederma

I have acne scar but they are not deep they are on the surface is there an cream that can help lighten it? Like Mederma

Not a fan of Mederma: I am not a big advocate of mederma. The active ingredient is allium cepa (onion extract) and there is weak evidence to suggest that this is beneficial but the research behind medierma is some what not convincing. While it will not hurt unless you have a topical allergic reaction, it probably will not help. You are better off to try silastic sheeting or silicone gel + sunblock. ...Read more

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Where can I get retin-a cream for stretch marks?

No advised.: No definite rx for this. Vit e oil has been tried. Laser rx may be an option. You should talk to your primary doc to see a referral is appropriate. These cost money and typically not covered by insurance. If it is not very bothersome to you, one can leave it alone. ...Read more

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What is the best stretch marks cream?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What creams/lotions help with 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

Mederma (Definition)

Mederma is an ...Read more