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What can make stretch marks invisible..?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
8 doctors agree
In brief: STRETCH MARKS
There is nothing that can make stretch marks invisible.
Sorry.

In brief: STRETCH MARKS
There is nothing that can make stretch marks invisible.
Sorry.
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
They have to be surgically removed, and that would leave a scar (which is what stretch marks are, anyway).
Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Skin removal
Stretch marks are areas of damage deep in the skin and can only be removed by removing the skin they are in (as in a "tummy tuck").
The noninvasive treatments advertised have very little value for most patients.

In brief: Skin removal
Stretch marks are areas of damage deep in the skin and can only be removed by removing the skin they are in (as in a "tummy tuck").
The noninvasive treatments advertised have very little value for most patients.
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Nothing!!
If there was a treatment that did that there would be drive-through stretch mark removal centers on every street corner! color correction ( spray tanning, medical tattooing) can make them less obvious.

In brief: Nothing!!
If there was a treatment that did that there would be drive-through stretch mark removal centers on every street corner! color correction ( spray tanning, medical tattooing) can make them less obvious.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Red stretch marks
I agree with dr. Litt that nothing will make them invisible.
If you have red stretch marks from recent weight gain/loss (like pregnancy) then be patient as most stretch marks fade with time. Some excessively large stretch marks can be removed surgically but this trades one scar (the stretch mark) for another that is hopefully thinner. Not usually recommended for most sms.

In brief: Red stretch marks
I agree with dr. Litt that nothing will make them invisible.
If you have red stretch marks from recent weight gain/loss (like pregnancy) then be patient as most stretch marks fade with time. Some excessively large stretch marks can be removed surgically but this trades one scar (the stretch mark) for another that is hopefully thinner. Not usually recommended for most sms.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery
The only way to remove stretch marks is to excise them surgically.

In brief: Surgery
The only way to remove stretch marks is to excise them surgically.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Turning off the
Lights or covering them with clothing.
There are cosmetics that can make them less apparent. The most common problem striae, ie those of the abdomen, can often be markedly reduced in amount and the remainder effaced by abdominoplasty.

In brief: Turning off the
Lights or covering them with clothing.
There are cosmetics that can make them less apparent. The most common problem striae, ie those of the abdomen, can often be markedly reduced in amount and the remainder effaced by abdominoplasty.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Magic/stretch marks?
Hocus Pocus does not really work nor does anything. Sorry.

In brief: Magic/stretch marks?
Hocus Pocus does not really work nor does anything. Sorry.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Nothing really
Methods to reduce the appearance depending on depth and color are available such as collagen induction therapy (needling) with retinoids are the use of laser targeted towards redness have been employed.
Excision is really the only reliable technique but it is invasive.

In brief: Nothing really
Methods to reduce the appearance depending on depth and color are available such as collagen induction therapy (needling) with retinoids are the use of laser targeted towards redness have been employed.
Excision is really the only reliable technique but it is invasive.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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