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What Are Successful Ways To Diminish Stretch Marks
Stretch marks: There are two main causes for stretchmarks. If you are not gaining weight you should not develop stretch marks. In contrast, if your body is making too much cortisone you are likely to get stretch marks over your belly and your arms may get thin. Do you indeed have stretch marks? If so you MUST see your doctor. ...Read more
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Sclero and ????: While spider veins are best treated with sclerotherapy in combination with laser ablation. However underlying venous disease may be better approaches with the endovenous laser or ligation. Stretch marks are enigmatic and defy treatment but may be improved if dark or red with laser, ip or, retinoids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch marks: Stretch marks are actually scars in the deep layer of skin & generally don't go away. Most topical treatments won't work but prevention/minimization during formation may help with topical creams like cocoa butter. I typically use 5-6 fractional laser treatments to reduce the appearance of stretch marks but complete resolution typically not possible. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can a person do about stretch marks? Is there away to help diminish the appearance of stretch marks on the hips ?
No consistent way : Cellulite and stretch marks are two of the most difficult and vexing cosmetic surgery conditions to treat. Endermologie has been used to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellulaze may also be if some benefit but can be quite costly and take a year to see improvements of only 30%. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Stretching: The best way to increase the flexibility of the wrist or any joint is with stretching. An easy way to stretch the wrist is putting the hands together in front of you in a praying position, and then bring the hands-down forcing extension of the wrist. Next fully flex the wrist, put the back of the hands together and bring the elbows down to help with stretching in flexion. ...Read more
Time: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Won't work: Acne scars cannot be removed by any means. A dermatologist can make them less visible using lasers, fillers, abrasions and/or microsurgery. I'm sorry you or someone for whom you are responsible ended up with acne scars -- today, these are the sad evidence that a serious chronic disease was neglected. Unfortunately this still happens thanks to ignorance and gullibility. ...Read more
Improving scars: Scars cannot be prevented but there are things that can be done to minimize them. The way the surgery was done helps, and taping the area for about 6 weeks also helps. Scar creams may help, but most don't do much beyond what the scars would do on their own over time. Vitamin e for scars does nothing according to clinical trials. ...Read more
No quick answer!: Avoiding ultraviolet exposure, use of hat, and sunscreens with high spf are the best ways to reduce further darkening. Spots already present can be lightened by use of 4% hydroquinones (prescription) or other medications that block the metabolism of melanocytes (pigment cells). Peels, ipl (intense pulsed light), and laser treatments (individual spots or entire face) can decrease and lighten spots! ...Read more
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