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I wanted to know when you lose weight will your stretch marks go away , fade or will they stay there?

I wanted to know when you lose weight will your stretch marks go away , fade or will they stay there?

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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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If I lose weight, will the stretch marks on my stomach go away?

If I lose weight, will the stretch marks on my stomach go away?

No: Stretch marks are permanent. Losing weight may make them narrower as the skin shrinks back, but the only way to eliminate stretch marks is to surgically cut away the affected skin. ...Read more

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If I lose weight will the stretch marks on the sides of my stomach go away?

If I lose weight will the stretch marks on the sides of my stomach go away?

No: In fact, if you lose a lot of weight quickly they actually can get worse. Unfortunately, there are not any really effective treatments for stretch marks. Over-the-counter remedies like cocoa butter don't work. Laser treatments may help to lighten red or dark stretch marks. Fortunately they do tend to fade on their own over time. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight without getting stretch marks?

Can you lose weight without getting stretch marks?

Yes: People generally don't get stretch marks by losing weight. They get stretch marks by gaining weight, because as the skin gets stretched out by increasing body size, there are places in the skin where the collagen connective tissues can't hold it together anymore... Leading to a split under the skin's surface and thus a stretch mark. Dermatologists can help improve marks (laser, infrared therapy). ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my stretch marks disappear when i lose weight?

Thoughts? Could my stretch marks disappear when i lose weight?

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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How can I lose weight after baby without getting stretch marks?

Diet/exercise: Stretch marks occur with weight gain, not weight loss. Other than not gaining weight, there is nothing else that has been proven to prevent stretch marks. For weight loss, a well balanced diet and regular daily exercise is by far the best approach. ...Read more

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Will stretch marks disappear if i lose weight ?how can i do this?

Will stretch marks disappear if i lose weight ?how can i do this?

Prob not: Stretch marks do not normally fade with wt loss. With time, yes. Fade creams can be effective. Dermatologists have prescription treatments that can work as well. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Will my stretch marks completely disappear if i lose weight slowly?

Will my stretch marks completely disappear if i lose weight slowly?

No: Once skin is stretched the marks remain. They will be less obvious though after weight loss. The speed at which one loses weight will not affect the appearance of marks. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to old stretch marks after you lose weight?

Could you tell me what happens to old stretch marks after you lose weight?

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

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