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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 ?
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.
Why can you only improve the appearance of stretch marks but not heal your skin and get rid of them?
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
Hi,what is more effective? Retinol or hyaluronic acid?
in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and giving you a youthful look.. thanks
RETINOL VS HYALURONIC: RETINOL YOU ARE 26 AND YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT WRINKLES! JUST STAY OUT OF THE SUN. ...Read more
No other methods: I am not aware of any other methods! ...Read more
What kind of products or procedures are effective for clarity of skin, especially to get rid of marks/scars left by removal of a mole ny cuts on the s?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch marks: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
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