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What can I do during pregnancy to remove the appearance of stretch marks?

What can I do during pregnancy to remove the appearance of stretch marks?

Not much you can do : Stretch marks are common and genetics play a big role. If your mom had them you probably will too. You can change your "jeans" but not your "genes." try not to gain more than the recommended amounts of weight. Many people use over the counter skin lotion. This keeps the skin healthy and decreases itching but may not prevent stretch marks. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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What is the best creme for the pregnancy strech marks?

What is the best creme for the pregnancy strech marks?

Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter or any of the commercially available products that contain this. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight and strech marks after pregnancy?

How do I lose weight and strech marks after pregnancy?

Lose pregnancy wt: Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Work on doing a little of all of these. There really isn't any way to get rid of the stretch marks without surgery (tummy tuck) to remove the stretched skin. ...Read more

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I want to get rid of these strech marks that I have due to pregnancy.Could you give me some tips for this?

I want to get rid of these strech marks that I have due to pregnancy.Could you give me some tips for this?

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 kind of lotion or cream is effective to prevent stretchmarks during pregnancy?

What kind of lotion or cream is effective to prevent stretchmarks during pregnancy?

The wt gain problem: Avoid excessive/rapid wt gain and minimize long hot shower/bath, minimize use of body washes/scrubbing, use of humidifer in winter/cold season, and minimize use of meds if not needed. Applying moisturing lotion such as aquaphor 2-3x/day, especially after shower/bath--soft skin stretches better. If not adequate, consult doc as u may need prescription meds. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to have a flat nice belly after getting stretchmarks from a pregnancy?

Not perfect, better: It is possible to make it a lot better, but probably not perfect with laser treatments or a tummy tuck.. ...Read more

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Ever since my only pregnancy i got ugly strechmarks and plus my stomach is a lil loose what can I do to fix it help I've tryed everything but excerise?

Ever since my only pregnancy  i got ugly strechmarks and plus my stomach is a lil loose what can I do to fix it help I've tryed everything but excerise?

"Everything???": Exercise is the starting point, not the last thing. And plastic surgery is the only way to remove loose skin and tighten stretched muscles (you can't "exercise" skin to tightness). Even with abs of steel they are stretched by pregnancy and covered by skin of flab. Surgery is the only way to restore your tummy after you lose the weight and restore tone with diet and exercise. Get going! ...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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How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

Difficult: Keeping the skin well hydrated helps but is not a guarantee. It is very random who will get stretch marks. Most women will get stretch marks. ...Read more

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