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How to treat stretch marks ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doc
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   m 26 yrs old
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and i have had stretch marks since early 2007
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and also got more in 2009 due to over weight XXXXXXXX short time
Doctor :  
ok
User :   earlier it was only on the back above the buttocks nw also around d belly
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i hav jus begun to use the vichy anti stretch marks cream
Doctor :   ok

User :   before ths i did try stretchnil and cocoa butter ,,, but dint help
Doctor :   ok

User :   vichy was quite expensive but i hav heard some good reviews abt it
User :   can u suggest me if i cud expect good changes ths time
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
For stretch marks correction
Doctor :  
treatment with creams is not that sucessful
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You should mainly go for laser treatment
Doctor :  
which is helpful
User :   but i jus read its costs quite a lot
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :  
it is a bit costly
Doctor :  
but is of good success
User :   k
User :   doc does loosing weight help???
Doctor :  
for stretch marks
User :   yes
Doctor :  
it can become less evident
User :   ok
Doctor :  
but not fully reversible
User :   would laser cost me a lac??
Doctor :   Not really

Doctor :  
it can cost around 20-30 thousand
Doctor :  
depends on the hospital or clinic set up as well
User :   hey i can afford that, r u sure?
Doctor :  
I am sure
Doctor :  
it is not that costly
Doctor :  
like 1 lac
User :   ok
User :   can u pls help me to find these clinics or hospitals, i mite get it done next month
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I shall give you the link
User :   sure
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   anything in mumbai????
Doctor :   Yes I shall give you the link
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   doc the thing is tha , abt 5 months ago i was very obese i had hav a lot of conversation with d doctors on this site, i had serious plans of gettin into thye media world as in television, but coz of my drinking habit , i hd put on a lotta weight since 2006, nw i hav given up since 4 months , hav lost 21 kilos, the only probs i hav to deal are stretch marks and gynaecomastia....pls also help me out wid gynaecomastia remedies
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
I shall give you the link of cosmetic surgery institute
Doctor :  
in Mumbai
Doctor :  
where you can find solution for both
User :   ok.
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   You can get both the procedures doen here
User :   doc i plan for my auditions in the next few months...... i believe u hav to be at rest once u get these surgeries done, can u pls tell me hw many days or weeks before i shud get each of these surgeries done, so that they dont influence me at all during my audtions post surgery
Doctor :   Around 2 weeks is the safe period

Doctor :  
but within 5 days you can be back to work
Doctor :  
most of the times
User :   ok....
User :   and after hw many days can i start working out normally
Doctor :   Within a week

User :   so that means i can cover both these surgeries up within a lac?
Doctor :   Right

User :   doc but jus 2 months ago on this chat , some doc told me it costs 2 lacs for stretch mrk surgery....m a lil confused
User :   has it gone cheap?
Doctor :   Nothing like that

Doctor :  
it is the same
Doctor :  
You have to enquire in 2-3 setups
Doctor :  
you can get it cheaper
Doctor :  
in medical college setups
Doctor :  
it shall me much cheaper in Medical college
User :   wt u hav suggested are the cheaper ones rite?
Doctor :  
Medium one
Doctor :  
it can be much cheaper with Medical college
User :   n hw will i find that???
Doctor :   Now I have given you the address of certain things

Doctor :  
in Mumbai
User :   ok...
Doctor :  
like Skin specialists, cosmetic surgery institute
Doctor :  
both
Doctor :  
next you can approach Medical college
User :   k
Doctor :  
One is King XXXXXXXX Medical Hospital
Doctor :   Grant Medical College

User :   but its safe thr rite?
Doctor :   Ofcourse

User :   n doc by the way nw that m applying the vichy cream twice a day, i jus wanted to know that after application, hw much time shud i give before i start sweating........
Doctor :   Atleast 1 hour

User :   k
Doctor :  
for it to act
Doctor :  
Using at night is recommended
User :   k
Doctor :  
as it shall be there for more time
User :   k
User :   n if ths has to show changes approximately in hw much time does it?
Doctor :   I do not have hopes on that

User :   k
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   doc n once u apply a moisturizer on the face, is it ok to sweat immediately
Doctor :   It applies to all ointments

Doctor :  
some time of action is required
Doctor :  
atleast 45-60 minutes
User :   an hour for the moisturizer is it?
User :   ok
User :   ok
User :   doc is it always necessary to moisturize the face ??
Doctor :   I dont think that it is necessary in summer
Doctor :  
recommended in winter seasons
User :   so u mean if u sweat u dont need to???
Doctor :   Correct

User :   coz i have been using ths proactiv n they strictly suggest to moisturize
User :   but its so weird that i sweat for hours after that
Doctor :   ok

User :   doc in the mornings i use a vichy facewas non comodegenic as suggested by one of the online doctors..... along with proactiv...... since both are tested cosmetics using both together wont cause a problem rite>?
User :   as in proactiv at nite
Doctor :   No problem with that

User :   .so doc if there is sweating, no moisturizer is needed .....u mean i hav to apply it only whn my skin is dry and rough
Doctor :   Yes

User :   n is it always necessary to apply it al over the face, coz the forehed part origXXXXXXXXtes a lotta sweat
User :   genrally
Doctor :   Yes

User :   or can i jus apply on the rough areas
Doctor :  
sshoul apply generally
Doctor :  
its ok even if you sweat out
User :   ok
User :   well, thas al for nw doc ... thx
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User :   done
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User :   sure
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