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Does Mederma work for stretch marks?

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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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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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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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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How does aquaphor compare to Mederma for scar treatment?

How does aquaphor compare to Mederma for  scar treatment?

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

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Switching scar treatment to mederma. Do I have to wait a period of time before applying the new treatment?

Switching scar treatment to mederma. Do I have to wait a period of time before applying the new treatment?

See package insert: Instructions are included. More importantly, note that 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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La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment work?

La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment work?

Fractionated laser : One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more

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I have a red spot after having a cold sore on my lip. What is the best treatment to help the scar go away? Mederma?

I have a red spot after having a cold sore on my lip. What is the best treatment to help the scar go away? Mederma?

Depends on where...: Hi there, to adequately answer your question I would need a couple more pieces of information. (1) where exactly is the red spot? By that I mean is it on the red smooth "inner" part of the lip or is it on skin on the "outer" part of the lip? (2) how long ago did the cold sore go away? Mederma can work if it is on the outside, but not inside the lip. ...Read more

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