STRECH MARKS!!!

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    Jul 11, 2008 9:30 PM GMT
    icon_eek.gif Okay I used to be bigger, and ive been loosing weight and started working out. Will my strech march go away or do i need to do something to remove them. Cause they are unsightly and make me feel ugly.

  • Jul 11, 2008 10:03 PM GMT
    stretch marksicon_confused.gif...YUCK!
    I have them on my arms so i used that avon product. I'm mixed about the results because most of it has faded considerably but i had a bad reaction and it made it worseicon_mad.gif
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:16 PM GMT
    Nope it's entirely hopeless, you just have to over compensate in other areas of your hotness.

    In my experience any product you can buy is no more useful than regular moisturizing


    I have them everywhere, my hips and biceps from when I was a fat little kid faded to skin tone and fresh ones on my traps and lats that appear when I get pumped.



    When I was 16 someone told me if I put sunscreen on the rest of my arms apart from the stretch marked area and tanned the skin would peel away and they would fade. It was a painfulicon_redface.gif lesson.

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    Jul 11, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    I think the only way to treat them is before they appear, but eventually they'll fade.

    Just don't forget to moisturize. It'll help the skin heal.
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    Jul 12, 2008 12:00 AM GMT
    I think if you develop muscle beneath the skin they'll become less apparent. Or you could shred up the rest of your skin and make it a homogeneous color.
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    Jul 12, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    You can help minimize their appearance with some products. Try cocoa butter.
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    Jul 12, 2008 2:59 AM GMT
    I've stretch marks on my lower waistline where it meets my legs. I've never tried getting rid of them since most of the people in my life whom saw me nude where more concerned with choosing a position rather what the legs of the guy they were going to face away from were like. So don't sweat it. Try cocoa butter or talk to a doctor if you want to do something more drastic :S
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    Jul 12, 2008 3:13 AM GMT
    cocoa butter and vitamn e
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    Jul 12, 2008 3:22 AM GMT
    "Stretch marks or striae, as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin with a silvery white hue. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stretch_marks#Prevention_and_cure
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    Jul 12, 2008 5:14 AM GMT
    All those topical lotions and crap do not work.

    If you want them removed you're going to have to see a dermatologist / plastic surgery place. I think they can reduce them with laser treatments. It will not be cheap.
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    Jul 12, 2008 1:16 PM GMT
    I have some. icon_cry.gif And I wasn't even overweight ever, so I don't know why I have them. It's not that bad, but my light brown skin makes it more glaring. Meh

    Well... hope having a great body sometime in the future will compensate for that. LOL

    That or save up enough for that laser treatment. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jul 13, 2008 11:45 AM GMT
    Depending on where they are...how much weight you lost and your age will determine how much they will go away

    You're 22 so you have that in your favor
    the older you are the less elasticity your skin will have and the less likely it will be able to repair itself
    the next is that if you lost a significant amt of weight
    the skin will have been damaged greatly by the over stretching and the marks will be more permanent
    the solution is give it a few months
    use a vitamin E/A cream on it
    if that doesn't work and you're still unhappy seea dermatologist
    Yag Lasers are very good with stretch marks
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    Aug 13, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    I have them to, Lucky that I have a tanning bed...Tanning for me help make then blend in/go away in time. Same with the scars on my left arm, I got from the rebuild of my elbow...Car crash details if you care are in my profile...
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    Aug 21, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    used to be skinny and started developing stretch marks on my thigh area and underarms as i got bigger from weights..from my experience..yea they looked really bed..angry red when they first came out...but overtime..about 2 years at least...they will start to fade..however there is no way they will go away or disappear entirely because they are due to the tearing of your dermis tissue..

    Applying cocoa butter or vitamin E will not work despite what many have claimed..been there done that for 6 months..they were still the same as when i started using the product..

    I do recommend Bio-Oil as it helped mine to fade faster..but you have to be consistent while using it..again..it only helps your stretch marks to fade away..if you're realistic about the result you're less likely to be disappointed in the end ;)

    Well alternatively, if you have some extra cash lying around..you can go see a dermatologist..they might have laser equipments that can help reduce the appearance of your stretch marks significantly.
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    Sep 08, 2008 7:52 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidI've heard people swear by this product. It's quite expensive but depending on how much one uses it can last up to 6 months.

    Here's a link.

    http://www.kleinbecker.com/sd/strivectinsd_1.html


    Don't believe the hype on that Strivectin crap. It's one of the biggest scams out there:

    http://www.treatment-skincare.com/Strivectin.html

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    Nov 28, 2008 7:47 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle said
    Limited saidI have them to, Lucky that I have a tanning bed...Tanning for me help make then blend in/go away in time. Same with the scars on my left arm, I got from the rebuild of my elbow...Car crash details if you care are in my profile...



    Do NOT heed this advice for trying to blend in "newly formed" scars with tanning beds. Scars exposed to ultraviolet light will actually pronounce them and actually halt the healing process. Any dermatologist will tell you this as well as any surgeon who cuts you open.


    thank you for stating that. I was waiting for someone to suggest tanning. That advice is completely bogus. I hit a growth sprut early on and my body still has stretch marks under my pits. the ones that im more concerned about were the ones on my hips. When I went to Mexico I felt even more self-conscious about them because I was out in the sun getting tanned. its best to just accept them.
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    Nov 28, 2008 8:01 AM GMT
    I used to be concerned with my strech marks (which by the way will never go away, in my experience) but then I realized that even though I might not have the best body in the world due to them it's still a decent amount better than average and if someone has a problem with my strech marks I can replace the person a lot more easily than I can get rid of the marks.

    So I've been going with that and been much happier since icon_smile.gif