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What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks On Your Belly
Whats the best way to get rid of stretch marks I have some on my belly and underarms what are some non product or practical ways to get them gone?
Surgery: Strech marks, unfortunately, can be removed only by surgery. There are not today any creams or lasers that can eliminate them. Strech marks occure from either pregnancy or weight gain and loss. In the belly area, the strech marks can be removed by tummy tuck if it is in the lower abdomen only. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Difficult: Stretch marks are notoriously difficult to treat. A tummy tuck can remove them below the belly button and sometimes if there is enough loose skin, just above the belly button. However, if they cannot be cut out, then the next best step is either, micro needling or fractional laser to reduce the appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a mini tummy tuck get rid of stretch marks? I have bad stretch marks on my lower abdomen from my two pregnancies. Will a mini tummy tuck remove them?
How to get rid of stretch marks on the legs and belly. This is not like varicose veins cuz its not like spider webs, what to do?
Stretch marks: Stretch marks are damage to the skin by tensile forces which damage collagen fibers. They may respond to laser therapy or intense pulsed light depending on whether they are vascular (with tiny veins) or older and less red appearing. They can be reduced in appearance but will not disappear entirely. ...Read more
Depends: White stretch marks are most likely from growth and are old. These are likely permanent. Purple stretch marks are likely new and, in the absence of certain diseases that cause them (i.e. Cushings) they may be from rapid growth. You can use lasers or in some cases topical retinoids to lighten them but avoiding more from occurring by not gaining weight- or losing weight can help. ...Read more
Not a guarantee: Once this type of mark occurs on the skin then it is often permanent. Over time stretch marks will fade but the mark it leaves on the skin may always be present, though less obvious. Lasers can help reduce the color but there is not really any topical treatment that will help this. See your doctor to help determine why you (at 18 years old) have them. ...Read more
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