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Doctor insights on: Mederma Stretch Mark Lotion

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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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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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What are some stretch mark treatments? I have used a oil for stretch marks for a while now and i haven't noticed too much change. I've also done vapor rub and lotion treatments. I'm too young for lazer or surgery. Is there another way to make them disappe

I : I wish i could tell you there are effective treatments for stretch marks, but honestly the ones on the market are not very effective. I have heard good things about mederma, it's worth a try in all reality time is the best thing for stretch marks. Over time they fade and become less noticeable. You can prevent further stretch marks by not losing or gaining weight too fast. If any doctors here on avvo know of any effective treatments please feel free to comment on this post! good luck. ...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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Can I us Mederma stretch mark crean while I am pregnant? Is it safe?

Can I us Mederma stretch mark crean while I am pregnant? Is it safe?

Mederma: From what I have read, there are no controlled human studies to determine adverse fetal effects. Since topically applied medications can be absorbed through the skin and get onto the blood stream, i would not use the product while pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I us Mederma stretch mark crean while I am pregnant? Is it safe?

Can I us Mederma stretch mark crean while I am pregnant?  Is it safe?

Mederma: From what I have read, there are no controlled human studies to determine adverse fetal effects. Since topically applied medications can be absorbed through the skin and get onto the blood stream, i would not use the product while pregnant. ...Read more