stretch marks

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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 skin "cracked" apart slightly.
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What are stretch marks?

Tearing of dermis

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When skin stretches rapidly like with pregnancy or weight gain the top layer or dermis can tear. When this happens it becomes discolored in some individuals causing stretch marks.
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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney answered:

What causes stretch marks?

No

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Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched due to obesity or pregnancy. Then, after whatever caused the stretching of the skin goes away (delivery or weight loss)- the skin changes persist.
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When do stretch marks occur?

Third trimester

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Generally, stretch marks will occur after a pregnant mom begins to really show. They occur more commonly later in pregnancy.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

How can I reduce stretch marks?

Trenitoin,laser,micr

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Some dermatologist recommend retinoin like reinA,Renova,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
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How to eliminate stretch marks?

It's difficult

Stretch marks are little tears in the epidermis or skin, caused by relatively rapid stretching of the skin. Causes of stretch marks are usually pregnancy, or significant weight gain. Stretch marks will fade from pink to a silver color with time. They can only be removed with chemical peels, dermabrasion or laser therapy.
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how to get rid of stretch marks?

You can't

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You can not get rid of them. They are actual trauma to the skin with resultant scar formation. They will fade with time but always be there to some degree.
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how to get rid of stretch marks?

Laser,carboxytherapy

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Creams are only partially effective on new stretch marks. In office procedures for stretch marks include laser -Fractionated and palomar 1540 laser which can improve stretch marks. Carboxytherapy is the injection of carbon dioxide gas to safely improve stretch marks in any color skin. See carboxyworld.com for results.
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How do I deal with stretch mark?

Difficult

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Stretch marks are really tears in the skin that have healed and left a scar. Some people are prone to them and others don't get them at all. They are unfortunately very hard to treat - fractional laser treatments will help some but require multiple treatments to minimize them. Consult a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani answered:

What can aid with stretch marks?

FSM

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or Frequency specific micro-current therapy has been reported to be beneficial
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Dr. Vicki Levine answered:

How to get rid of stretch marks?

Cannot

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there is no way to get rid of white stretch marks.
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