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November 29, 2011 10:08 PM
I've been using johnsons baby oil for my stretch marks. I keep losing weight at my buttocks and boobs also my mid section, the bump I had is a bit smaller, but still there. I found new stretch marks on my breasts about four on each side, for losing my weight. It's only like two milimeters long. But I have aweful scars from before when it grew, it all happened within a year, and now I'm going from a size 38 C to a size 36 C again.... I'd like to know why am I getting stretch marks again, when there is no place for stretch marks to appear on my breasts. I also have three stretchmarks at my hips.
November 29, 2011 10:16 PM
I'd like to know if anyone has found something to reduce the actual scarring from stretch marks short of surgery. My stretch mark scars are now completely white, which is good I guess... but you can still REALLY see them. I'm pale, but I'm not THAT pale. I'd like to know if anyone has found something to break down the scar tissue or reduce the visibility of stretch marks. cry
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November 29, 2011 10:19 PM
I don't know about baby oil but bio oil works wonders! when i was a teen i had a huge growth spurt and developed stretchmarks on my knees and my lower back. Use bio oil it really gets rid of the stretch marks!!
November 29, 2011 10:22 PM
Theres not much you can do about stretch marks. Its going to happen. You are better to use Vitamin E oil or a good moisturizing lotion.
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November 29, 2011 10:25 PM
Stretch marks can appear when you lose weight, too. I go tthem from growth spurts, gaining AND losing :( My doctor told me so when I asked why I had more.
Edited by invisibubble On November 29, 2011 10:26 PM
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November 29, 2011 11:30 PM
Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of stretch marks is surgery. If you're willing to throw down the cash, you can get laser treatments. Even laser won't completely get rid of stretch marks though, it just reduces the appearance. However, you may be happy with the reduction, in which case I guess it would be worth the money. Micro-needling I believe can also help. Micro-needling is a process where they use what looks like a little roller, covered in hair-thin needles. When they roll it over your skin, the damage is miniscule, but enough for your skin to react accordingly. Your skin will over-produce collagen in order to heal the area. This can take a few treatments to see a really noticeable reduction. Reduction, still being the key word. I think your best bet is moisturizing. To be totally honest, any and all moisturizers will work. Just keeping your skin lubricated will help. It really doesn't matter so much what you use to moisturize. You have incredibly expensive products which claim to work better, but the truth is, moisurizing, no matter what product your using, is almost equally beneficial. Ofcourse some products may work a bit better than others but it really doesn't matter. Also, I don't know if this works on stretch marks or not but you can give this a try; I suffered with acne for a long time, and one product I started using to reduce acne scars and severe dryness caused by acne medications, was alpha hydroxy acid. Alpha hydroxy acid is also used in a lot of skin improvement systems, such as anti-aging products. The reason is, AHA can effectively penetrate the under lying layer of skin, which is fairly unique, and will increase your skins collagen production, among other things. Collagen production is key in scar reduction, and stretch marks are essentially scars. Anyway, I don't know how effective this would be on stretch marks, but it couldn't hurt! I actually want to give this a try myself now. You can probably buy AHA elsewhere, but i buy mine from acne.org. You can buy a big tub of it. Also, it's a low concentration so you don't have to worry about it burning your skin, as chemical peels given my dermatologists sometimes do. Hope this was of some help!
Edited by ohnuts14 On November 29, 2011 11:33 PM
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November 29, 2011 11:33 PM
Use Palmers Coco butter Cream not the lotion the cream in the tub. That should take care of most of them
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November 30, 2011 1:02 AM
I've seen good results with Bio oil as well.
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November 30, 2011 1:24 AM
Gotta jump on the bio-oil band wagon - it helps a lot but you have to use it consistently for quite a while.
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