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What creams are good for decreasing the appearance of stretch marks?

What creams are good for decreasing the appearance of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: There is no known cream to effectively decrease stretch marks. You may hear anecdotal reports that one works well than the other. Coco butter, Alpha lipoic acid, ascorbic acid, resveratrol and some proanthocyanidins are some products known to affect skin integrity. Laser therapy may help. ...Read more

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How to reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks at 16?

How to reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks at 16?

Hard question: Honestly, we don't have great treatments for either cellulite or stretch marks. Retin-a cream can help stretch marks a little. Certain new laser treatments can help stretch marks and cellulite (different lasers). But most of the products & creams you see offered for sale are pretty much worthless. Sorry. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?

Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?

Sorry: 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 good products to improve the dermis of my skin?

What are good products to improve the dermis of my skin?

Dermis: Since the production of procollagen must precede the production of collagen, vitamin c must have a role in this step. A compounded topical medication called vitamin c palmitate 30% is very effective at improving the collagen in the dermis. The oral vitamin c is not that effective. ...Read more

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Are there any good cellulite creams that reduce the appearance of cellulite?

Are there any good cellulite creams that reduce the appearance of cellulite?

Cellulite : It is a myth that a cream can help cellulite. The moisturizing effect may make it look better temporarily but does nothing in the long run. ...Read more

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Scar removal what can one do to lessen the appearance of scars? Are there any effective creams, lotions, etc.

Scar removal what can one do to lessen the appearance of scars?  Are there any effective creams, lotions, etc.

OTC : Otc scar creams typically aren't all that effective. Depends alot on the location and characteristics of the scar. Sometimes, Retin-A cream can help, laser resurfacing, laser treatment of redness, or perhaps surgical scar revision. I would recommend you consider seeing a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss your options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter creams can really work on reducing the appearance of acne scars?

What over-the-counter creams can really work on reducing the appearance of acne scars?

Acne scars: These can be very difficult problems depending on the depth. I recommend you see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Over the counter creams really provide very little in most instances. ...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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What is the best home remedy for reducing the appearance of stretch marks caused by childbirth?

What is the best home remedy for reducing the appearance of stretch marks caused by childbirth?

Mederma: Medema cream is the best over the counter cream for stretch marks although the improvement is not dramatic. Office procedures such as carbon dioxide croons produce more improvement than cream alone. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce the appearance of stretch marks? what are some of the best products. I am a person of color. It's all over my stomach.

Is there any way to reduce the appearance of stretch marks? what are some of the best products. I am a person of color. It's all over my stomach.

Little you can do: 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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Why can you only improve the appearance of stretch marks but not heal your skin and get rid of them?

Why can you only improve the appearance of stretch marks but not heal your skin and get rid of them?

"Broken skin": The skin contains elastic fibers which when "broken" cause the stretch marks and like Humpty Dumpty can be put back together again. ...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 some good acne creams that help the size and redness overnight?

What are some good acne creams that help the size and redness overnight?

Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you if you aren't seeing results in a few weeks. A cool compress to the area may help decrease redness in the short term. ...Read more

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Can spray tans hide the appearance of stretch marks and still look natural?

Can spray tans hide the appearance of stretch marks and still look natural?

Varies: Spray tans vary in their quality. By covering the skin ot may make white stretch marks look less noticeable. ...Read more

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What can be done to improve the appearance of stretch marks?

What can be done to improve the  appearance of stretch marks?

Difficult to treat: Patients often come to see me for stretch marks. These are quite difficult to treat. If they are newer and red, i often use a blood vessel laser to treat the redness. If they are older and white, retinoids products may help to encourage new collagen to form, though irritation from the product may limit it's use. Fractionated lasers such as fraxel may also help. ...Read more

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Does maderma help at all with getting rid of stretch marks?

Does maderma help at all with getting rid of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more