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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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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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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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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 Mederma really lighten scars?

Does Mederma really lighten scars?

It is made from: onion skin and can thin out the thicker scars, but as a dermatologist i don't feel it really lightens the color of scars ...Read more

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Does bio oil help stretch mark appearence?

Does bio oil help stretch mark appearence?

Yes: Bio oil can improve appearance of newer red stretch marks according to the manufacturer. It is cost effective compared to mederma stretch mark cream. Expect a gradual improvement of no more than about 20 per cent. ...Read more

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Does Dermovate fade scars?

Does Dermovate fade scars?

Corticosteroid: This is a topical corticosteroid. It will decrease pigmentation but shouldn't be used for long periods as it can thin and weaken the tissue increasing the risk of injury to the site. ...Read more

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Does coco butter help cure stretch marks?

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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Does Mederma scar gel flake off?

Does Mederma scar gel flake off?

Carrier material: The medermaa gel is mixed with a carrier. That remains on the skin surface and dries? That forms a thin layer . That is what one sees with the small flakes. ...Read more

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Will my ice pick acne scars fade?

Will my ice pick acne scars fade?

No : Options deep chemical peels ( painful) .. Fractionated co2 laser skin resufracing.. http://mymdaesthetics.com/laser-skin/. ...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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Revitol stretch mark creme while breastfeeding, okay?

Revitol stretch mark creme while breastfeeding, okay?

Use topically: As long as you are using this product topically (not eating it) on intact skin (no open sores or cuts), it is perfectly safe to use while breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can vaseline cocoa butter cure old old stretch marks fast?

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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What fades stretch marks really good?

What fades stretch marks really good?

Stretch marks: If the skin has just changed, then you have within one year to have an effect. Over-the-counter MADERMA has been helpful for many people. Avoiding sun exposure will help prevent more permanent scarring of the affected skin. Take care. ...Read more

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Can Mederma works on acne scars?

Can Mederma works on acne scars?

Forget it: This is a cover-up based on a gimmicky onion formula. I'm really sorry that your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. If you want something that works, you'll need to get with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who can use a laser, filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

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Does triluma helps fade dark acne marks?

Does triluma helps fade dark acne marks?

Probably: This is an excellent bleaching cream that can be used anywhere from 1 day a week 2 more often if it does not dry out your skin. It may take several weeks to work and should be used at night. You should wear a sunscreen on top of any acne medicine that you were using because the sun will make the spots remaining darker longer. Any topical acne cream that has a retinoid in it will also help lighten. ...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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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?

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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

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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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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?

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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I have a c-section, it has been heal for over a month. Can I use bio-oil for my stretch marks skin and Mederma scar treatment?

I have a c-section, it has been heal for over a month. Can I use bio-oil for my stretch marks skin and Mederma scar treatment?

C-section scar: Best to see your OB/GYN to ask or see a term/Plastics to advise. I see no reason not to but you should always have a treating docs approval. ...Read more

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I'm trying Mederma at the moment but it doesn't seem to be doing much.. What can I do?

I'm trying Mederma at the moment but it doesn't seem to be doing much.. What can I do?

Depends: It depends on why you are using mederma. Today we have many options to treat scars. And the best treatment is usually when customized to fit the cause. As an example, a dark scar is treated differently than a thick scar. Among the most effective, but costly, treatment options are lasers. ...Read more

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Mederma reduces keloids?

Mederma reduces keloids?

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Will Mederma really work on scars?

Will Mederma really work on scars?

No: Mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

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Does Mederma really lighten scars?

It is made from: onion skin and can thin out the thicker scars, but as a dermatologist i don't feel it really lightens the color of scars ...Read more