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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more


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What are stretch marks?

What are stretch marks?

Tearing of dermis: 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. ...Read more

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What causes stretch marks?

No: 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. ...Read more

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How are stretch marks made?

How are stretch marks made?

Stretch marks.: Stretch marks are created when the skin is stretched (i.e., weight loss) causing dermal & epidermal tearing. ...Read more

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How to lose stretch marks?!

How to lose stretch marks?!

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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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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When do stretch marks occur?

When do stretch marks occur?

Third trimester: Generally, stretch marks will occur after a pregnant mom begins to really show. They occur more commonly later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I remove stretch marks?

How do I remove stretch marks?

Normal: There is nothing to do to prevent them and they fade with time. You can google about this and I am sure will find many things for sale, but evidence that anything is better than just waiting for them to fade is ellusive. Losing weight and getting back in trim with exercise is the best cure and tanning is helpful cosmetically. you are a mother and can be proud of it. ...Read more

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How can I reduce stretch marks?

How can I reduce stretch marks?

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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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. ...Read more

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How can I remove stretch marks?

How can I remove stretch marks?

No easy way.: Stretch marks represent a tear in the dermis (strength layer) of the skin. There are a number of treatments including surgery, laser, topical therapy, and chemical peeling. Other than surgery, which trades a scar for a stretch mark, none of these have been proven to be greatly effective. Depending on the location, a consult with a plastic surgeon may be beneficial. ...Read more

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How can you remove stretch marks?

How can you remove stretch marks?

Stretch marks: 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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What works against stretch marks?

Stretch marks: 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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What is the cure of stretch marks?

What is the cure of stretch marks?

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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Is black stretch marks a bad sign?

No: During pregnancy, melanin production increases which may produce darkening of the skin, including stretch marks. Melanin production is responsible for the "mask" of pregnancy that occurs in some women. ...Read more

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What is the cause of stretch marks?

What is the cause of stretch marks?

Quick change: Rapid change in weight, either gain or loss along with genetics and hormonal changes. Stretch marks are small separations in the structure of skin and once developed, never go away but will fade with time. Prevention can sometimes be helpful, including use of lotions to keep the skin flexible, as well as gradual weight gain or loss. ...Read more

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Does Vicks help with stretch marks?

You don't: Really believe this do you? Of course it won't. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more