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What are successful ways to diminish stretch marks?

What are successful ways to diminish stretch marks?

Tummy tuck: Depending on the location of the stretch marks, the only real way to eliminate them is excision. Whether a tummy tuck or arm lift or other type of surgical excision, the only remedy is to cut it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

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What are some effective, doctor recommended ways to prevent stretch marks?

What are some effective, doctor recommended ways to prevent 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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What are the best ways to treat spider veins and stretch marks?

What are the best ways to treat spider veins and stretch marks?

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 more

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What natural methods are there to help improve the appearance of scars?

What natural methods are there to help improve the appearance of scars?

Allium cepa: There are many products that are rumored to improve the appearance of scars but time is your best friend. Such products include allium cepa (onion extract), aloe vera, green tea extract, vitamin a, vitamin e, coca butter, arnical montana, lanolin, and many more. ...Read more

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What are the best and most effective ways to remove or faid strech marks at home?

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

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What are the best ways to get rid of obesity stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing, dermabrasion & medication (i.e., retinoids). ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to remove acne scars?

What are the most effective ways to remove acne scars?

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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What are some ways to help heal self-induced scars more quickly?

Keep Clean & Moist: And then avoid sun exposure and tobacco use. Silastic sheeting may also beneficial but time is usually your best friend. Eventually scar revision may be an option for exceptionally disfiguring scars. ...Read more

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What can a person do about stretch marks? Is there away to help diminish the appearance of stretch marks on the hips ?

Stretch marks: Purple stretch marks can be improved with ipl treatments (fotofacial). Unfortunately, once the stretch marks are pale, flat, and soft, that's as good as they get. ...Read more

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Suggest some ways to get rid of cellulite and stretch markswith home ingredients.

Suggest some ways to get rid of cellulite and stretch markswith home ingredients.

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 more

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What are some ways to improve my wrist flexibility?

What are some ways to improve my wrist flexibility?

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

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What are some natural remedies/solutions to get rid of stretchmarks, birthmarks and scars?

What are some natural remedies/solutions to get rid of stretchmarks, birthmarks and scars?

Nothing: 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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What are some ways to heal scars?

What are some ways to heal scars?

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 more

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What are good ways to get rid of indented acne scars naturally?

What are good ways to get rid of indented acne scars naturally?

'Natural' acne care: My recommendation would be a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing which would harness your body's 'natural' healing capability. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some effective ways to get rid of stretch marks?

Med eval: Treatments: please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing, dermabrasion & medication (i.e., retinoids). ...Read more

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Can you please talk about of the natural yet effective ways to remove acne scars ?

Can you please talk about of the natural yet effective ways to remove acne scars ?

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

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What are some ways to prevent scarring after surgery?

What are some ways to prevent scarring after surgery?

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

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What are ways to eliminate sunspots quickly?

What are ways to eliminate sunspots quickly?

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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What are ways to improve skin health?

What are ways to improve skin health?

Avoid sun: Excessive sun exposure ( or tanning beds) will age the skin. It is your skin's worst enemy. Moisturization will help if it is dry. ...Read more