Stretch Marks

  • nhnelson

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    Apr 02, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    So I've had a bunch of stretch marks all over my body ever since I was a little kid. Does anyone have any ideas on how I might be able to get rid of them? Any home remedies?
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    Apr 02, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    tanning will clear over some of the color differences, otherwise the only sure-fire way to fix them is cosmetic surgery.
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    Apr 02, 2009 5:09 AM GMT
    Check out the Collins line of products. There's one that's designed specifically for stretch marks, and it's awesome. Doesn't get rid of them (it's essentially scar tissue, pretty impossible to get rid of unless you go for a pixel laser surgery that punctures tiny little holes in your skin and causes new skin to grow), but this stuff flattens out stretch marks if they're deep, causes them to tighten up / shrink a litlte bit, and fade from red to silvery/skin tone.

    If your stretchmarks are still red/pink and you want a more permanent treatment, go to a cosmetic surgery place (usually places where they do body resculpting, botox injections, microderm abraision, etc) and get an assessment done. My understanding is that there's greater success when they're still red - if they've turned silver/faded, it's more difficult to treat with surgery. However, surgery is expensive and will involve several passes.
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    Apr 02, 2009 5:15 AM GMT
    Vitamin E oil. Trader Joe's has great Vitamin E oil products, if you have any in your area
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    Apr 02, 2009 5:36 AM GMT
    The problem with strech marks and topical creams/oils is that they cannot get down to the area of problem... the area where strech marks occur: The Dermis.

    This is the layer of skin below the epidermis. No creams can truely fix it. There is some promise with cosmetic surgery though... but that is even "ify."

    Go see a dermatologist. Don't waste you money on creams and oils. In some years maybe we will find a way to regenerate the dermis--there would be a huge market for it: Stretch marks are common in pregnant women and body builders.
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    Apr 02, 2009 5:37 AM GMT
    What you can do it hide them and make them not as obvious...Some guys above posted ways to conceal these marks.