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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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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


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Do any creams work to reduce stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Not really. Stretch marks are torn elastic fibers in the skin followed by inflammation. Some people feel tha mederma for stretch marks may help. Time alone with improve them and the pulsed dye laser can be used to speed up improvement of the redness. ...Read more

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How to remove stretch marks with out any creams?

Stretch Marks: Laser therapies use intense wavelengths of light to stimulate the growth of collagen, elastin or melanin production in your skin. Your doctor can help you determine which type of laser technology is appropriate for you, depending on the age and location of your stretch marks and your skin color. ...Read more

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Are there any creams that can reduce or remove stretch marks?

Are there any creams that can reduce or remove stretch marks?

I wish...: ...That any of the myriad of creams advertised for treatment of stretch marks actually worked, but they don't. There is some anecdotal evidence that Retin-A cream might work for some people. Keep in mind that collagen grows very slowly, so any treatment will take a year or more to see measurable improvement. One type of laser may work on purple stretch marks, but that gets expensive. ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might vitamin E cream get rid of my stretch marks?

What's to be expected? Might vitamin E cream get rid of my stretch marks?

No: 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 creams/lotions help with 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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What is the best cream/lotion to treat stretch marks?

What is the best cream/lotion to treat stretch marks?

There isn't a best: There are several over the counter products such as Mother's Friend that are useful to minimize stretch marks. Check them out at a pharmacy. ...Read more