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What lotion or oil really helps decrease stretch marks?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Mederma, bio oil

Medermastretch mark cream will decrease the appearance of red stretch marks.
It will not do much for old or white stretch marks.

In brief: Mederma, bio oil

Medermastretch mark cream will decrease the appearance of red stretch marks.
It will not do much for old or white stretch marks.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends on stage

With stretch marks, prevention is key.
While pregnant or experiencing hormonal changes in teen year, moisturizing three to four times a day with an emollient moisturizer like shea or cocoa butter is very beneficial. Vit. E, wheat germ oils use show improvement. Once present it's best lessen stretch marks quickly. Use of glycolic acid w/retinoids are best. Laser treatments offer great improvement.

In brief: Depends on stage

With stretch marks, prevention is key.
While pregnant or experiencing hormonal changes in teen year, moisturizing three to four times a day with an emollient moisturizer like shea or cocoa butter is very beneficial. Vit. E, wheat germ oils use show improvement. Once present it's best lessen stretch marks quickly. Use of glycolic acid w/retinoids are best. Laser treatments offer great improvement.
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