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how to get rid of stretch marks after pregnancy??????

By Anonymous July 10, 2012 - 10:30am
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hi......i am mother of 5 months old baby and till now i have not applied anything for removing the stretch marks but i surely want to remove them because if i dont take any early treatment it wont go.............so can u suggest wat can i do ?

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Here are some of the treatments for stretch marks.  It's important to discuss with your doctor first as to which treatment would be best for you.

Tretinoin cream. Some research has shown that tretinoin cream (Retin-A, Renova) may improve the appearance of recent stretch marks — those that are less than six weeks old and still pink or red in color. Tretinoin should never be used during pregnancy. Tretinoin, when it works, helps to rebuild collagen, making the stretch mark look more like your normal skin. Tretinoin can irritate your skin. This treatment isn't effective on older stretch marks.

Pulsed dye laser therapy. Used at wavelengths of light that are nonwounding (nonablative), this type of laser therapy remodels underlying skin (dermis) by stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin. Pulsed dye laser therapy is most effective when stretch marks are new, but it may still be effective on older stretch marks. This type of treatment may alter skin color on darker skin tones.

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