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April 22, 2012 3:15 AM
I got stretch marks the last week of my pregnancy, after having my daughter 3mos ago my SM are still bright... will they go away as I lose the weight? Or are these battle scars I'm stuck with? Do you know how to get rid of them?
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April 22, 2012 3:18 AM
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April 22, 2012 3:19 AM
They will fade, but you'll still see a very light scar. I have some on my arms and the backs of my knees from when I was growing as a kid and they are still there. People don't seem to notice and I don't care about them. Some people say vitamin E cream, mederma or cocoa butter work for them but I'm not sure if that's true. I think they just fade with time.
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April 22, 2012 3:20 AM
My youngest child is 9 and in my experience stretch marks faid but they don't go away. Sorry.
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April 22, 2012 3:21 AM
They will fade with time. You'll still see some light scaring, and you may get more marks with each pregancy. I don't really notice them anymore at all. The rumor is that they are genetic also. Good luck!
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April 22, 2012 3:23 AM
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That is fantastic! I am a tiger and have earned many stripes! :)
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April 22, 2012 3:24 AM
Bio Oil works wonders on them!

http://www.bio-oil.com/en-us/research/stretch-mark-study-2010
April 22, 2012 3:24 AM
i havent been pregnant so i dont know about that but when ive had stretch marks on my bum and legs they do go much lighter when losing weight and stay under the skin
April 22, 2012 3:29 AM
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That is fantastic! I am a tiger and have earned many stripes! :)



I like the message :D i wondered about stretch marks too.
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April 22, 2012 3:36 AM
I have a lot at the top of my legs, purely because I became obese in the course of a year or so from a 'healthy' weight. As I've been losing, they've gone from the red they started off at to a shiny white.

I agree with the poster who added a picture, though. Sure, I can't proudly say that I got mine in the process of bringing a child into the world, but I'm still going to be proud of mine when I'm done. They're a very clear sign of what I put my body through, and at my goal rather than being annoyed I let myself get them, I'm going to be proud that they're the outward sign of the damage I once did inside, but don't any more.
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April 22, 2012 3:58 AM
My girlfriend was telling me she bought pure Vitamin E oil from GNC and she has been putting in on her stretch marks day and night and her stretch marks have almost disappeared!!! I haven't tried it yet, I want to focus on losing more weight right now but as soon as I am closer to my goal I plan on trying the Vitamin E. Good luck!!!
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April 22, 2012 4:33 AM
I had stretch marks on my arms, waist, thighs, and boobs and none were caused by pregnancy, just got them when I grew!! They were once bright purple in colour, but over time they faded to a clear, silver colour!! I used Bio Oil and it helped alot!! :)
April 22, 2012 4:40 AM
In my experience, no they do not go away completely.... and unfortunately I do not agree that I am a tiger with well earned stripes. I am a human with a self abused body. Not exactly what I would consider a great token to carry for life. I've heard there are laser treatments that can help.
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April 22, 2012 5:02 AM
I have two sons - ages 19 and 18 (this july) I still have stretch marks. They are not bright but they are definately there. I'm curious to see what they do when I lose all my weight though.
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May 12, 2012 10:57 AM
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My girlfriend was telling me she bought pure Vitamin E oil from GNC and she has been putting in on her stretch marks day and night and her stretch marks have almost disappeared!!! I haven't tried it yet, I want to focus on losing more weight right now but as soon as I am closer to my goal I plan on trying the Vitamin E. Good luck!!!


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I had stretch marks on my arms, waist, thighs, and boobs and none were caused by pregnancy, just got them when I grew!! They were once bright purple in colour, but over time they faded to a clear, silver colour!! I used Bio Oil and it helped alot!! :)


Thanks for the ideas Ladiesflowerforyou
May 12, 2012 11:04 AM
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In my experience, no they do not go away completely.... and unfortunately I do not agree that I am a tiger with well earned stripes. I am a human with a self abused body. Not exactly what I would consider a great token to carry for life. I've heard there are laser treatments that can help.


I think that pic is in reference to stretch marks gained during pregnancy.
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