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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

Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Stretch marks after pregnancy. Solution?

Stretch marks after pregnancy. Solution?

Stretch Marks: For those who have deeper stretch marks or who wish to take stronger action in removing the scars, laser therapy is available. A surgeon will use a variety of lasers developed to stimulate cells to regenerate, fade the color of stretch marks, as well as produce collagen and stimulate the skin where the stretch marks existed. ...Read more

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Im looking to fade my stretch marks. Suggestions?

Trenitoin,laser,micr: Some dermatologist recommend retinoin like reina, renova, (tretinoin) Avita work on recent strech marks laser therapy uses intense wavwlength of light to stimulate growth of collagen, elastin and melanin microdermabrasion usually removes topmost layer of skin which may prompt growth of new more elastic skin so see a cosmetic dermatologist , these treatments are not covered by insurance as determined cosmetic. ...Read more

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Could carboxytherapy for stretch marks work?

Could carboxytherapy for stretch marks work?

Carboxytherapy: AN unproven therapy for stretch marks. I use the 50/50 example. If you have the extra $s than it might work in 50% of the cases. But I am very doubtful. ...Read more

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Will a mini tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Will a mini tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Yes but limited: Stretch marks located on the lower half of your bebelow rom 4 inches below the umbilicus to the pubic hair line will be removed. ...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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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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Does pregnancy cause stretch marks?

Does pregnancy cause stretch marks?

It can: Because your skin undergoes rapid changes during pregnancy, stretch marks may result. Fibers right below the skin may actually tear, creating streaks of indented and discolored skin. The marks are most often noticed on bellies and breasts. ...Read more

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How do stretch marks occur?

How do stretch marks occur?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are scarring of the dermis. They occur when there has been rapid growth and stretching of tissue like in growth spurts, pregnancy and obesity. They fade over time. ...Read more

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Will a tummy tuck help me get rid of stretch marks and loose skin?

Will a tummy tuck help me get rid of stretch marks and loose skin?

Yes: Your stretch marks and loose skin will be removed if they are are in the part of your abdominal skin that is removed as part of your tummy tuck. Typically this is the skin between your belly buttom and pubic area. ...Read more

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How to remove pregnancy stretch marks?

Options: While there is no "cure" for striae, there are some options. These include topical retinoids, moisturizer and barrier repair creams, as well as fractional laser resurfacing. Some also use vascular lasers to remove the red componenent. ...Read more

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Need some tips on fading stretch marks?

Need some tips on fading stretch marks?

Little you can do: 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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Can i tan over stretch marks? Is it safe to tan skin with stretch marks? Will it make the stretch marks less noticeable? .

Can i tan over stretch marks? Is it safe to tan skin with stretch marks? Will it make the stretch marks less noticeable?  

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Yes, but no: 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. Tanning may cover them up, but may also make them look more prominent as they may tan differently than the other skin. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more