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Weight loss, stretch marks and acne - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   hi doc
Doctor :   hi how can i help you?
User :   doc is there any complete cure for stretch marks in men
User :   i hav had it since 3 yrs coz of puttin on weight suddenly
User :   am 25 agrd 110 kilos
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i was advices stretchnil cream by u earlier but it doesnt seem to b working
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
are you on any diet plan now?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
please provide your height
Doctor :  
ok
User :   5 ft 9 inches
Doctor :  
has it been helping you? since when you are on diet plan?
User :   since 3 weeks , yes it has helped
Doctor :  
your ideal weight should be between 70-76 kgs
Doctor :  
ok
User :   ok
User :   am on a strict diet plan coz i also hav a mild fatty liver
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i suggest you continue the diet plan
Doctor :   also take a glass of warm water with lemon juice in it early morning empty stomach
Doctor :  
regading the stretchmarks
User :   ok
Doctor :  
try using Garnier light creme, it helps in taking off them
User :   u mean the one used on the face
Doctor :   look for cocoa butter creme ingredient before you buy any creme, this ingredient also helps in reducing stretch marks

Doctor :  
yes it can be used on tummy also
User :   ok
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   ok u mean garnier light cream having cocoa butter
User :   yes once i apply these creams after hw long can i sweat
Doctor :  
you will not sweat much
Doctor :  
if you do sweat a lot then reappply every 4 hours
User :   no coz m also doin workouts so once i apply then after hw long can i afford to sweat
User :   ???
Doctor :  
if you do sweat a lot then reappply every 4 hours
User :   ok
User :   other normally twice a day right?
User :   i meant otherwise
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok doc can losing weight also reduce these stretch marks??
User :   r u thr ?
Doctor :  
losing weight will not cause these to disappear
Doctor :  
as they are formed due to stretching of skin
Doctor :  
they are not reversible
Doctor :  
they can only be reduced in appearance
User :   any other exercise that can help in reducing them/???
Doctor :  
what exercises are you doing now?
User :   m into treadmill mostly, little warm ups , n some chest exercises
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
do you do brisk walk?
User :   yes n little running too
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
for how many minutes?
User :   40 min
User :   al in al
Doctor :  
i suggest you to take brisk morning walks or jogging for 20 minutes, and increase by 5 mins each day
Doctor :  
until u reach 45 minutes
User :   ok
User :   wil it nt work on d treadmill
Doctor :  
it is better to go for walk outside, as fresh air also is good for health
User :   so i will stop using stretchnil, but doc on wt basis is garnier better than stretchnil???
Doctor :  
the efiicacy
Doctor :  
you yourself are telling me that it has not worked for you
User :   n if i apply twice a day , in hw long can i expect to see some results
Doctor :  
after you have reached your goal of the ideal weight
Doctor :  
then you can opt for abdominoplasty surgery also
Doctor :  
which will help you to shape up better and also remove any extra skin left after the reduction due to fat loss
User :   but u said weight loss doesnt remove it ,
Doctor :  
i did not say the=at weight loss will rtemove it, i was saying that after you reach your goal of wieght loss, you can go for abdominoplastty
User :   wil that remove stretch marks fully?
Doctor :  
for the creme, aplying only twice a day, and sweating a lot, then it wil take a lot of time
Doctor :  
it is better that you apply every 4 hours if you tend to sweat a lot
User :   then wt is the normal frequency of application widout sweating
Doctor :   without sweating two -three times a day
User :   so that i can do my workouts before that
User :   ok
User :   doc does abdominoplasty remove stretch marks???
Doctor :  
it helps in covering them up by removing the extra skin around
Doctor :  
and letting normal skin to be on abdomen
User :   can u pls tell me hw much it costs n wts d duration ??
User :   as in i shall keep in mind for d future
Doctor :   the cost varies, it is a costly operation
Doctor :  
almost like a plastic surgery
User :   aprroximately hw much???
Doctor :  
it wil take about 4-5 hours of operation time
Doctor :  
cost may vary from center to center
Doctor :  
and from place to place
User :   i jus need an idea ?
Doctor :  
just give me a moment
Doctor :  
which area are you located? which city?

Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
Abdominoplasty helps in improving the appearance. Recovery takes approximately four weeks and complete rest is advised during this period.
Doctor :   cost range is between 6000-9000 dollars
Doctor :  
which wil be around a lakh
User :   ok
User :   3 lakhs actually
Doctor :  
fine
User :   doc i also hav ths prob of gynaecomastia, as off nw m planning to lose as much weight as possible, even after losin weight if i hav ths problem i plan for a liposuction , is that wise enough???
Doctor :  
the gynacomastia can be related to your weight gain
User :   i had it even whn i was thin
Doctor :  
do not try anything til you reach your ideal weight
Doctor :  
once you reach that
User :   its been since years nw
User :   ok
Doctor :  
then evaluate the need for surgery
Doctor :  
for gynacomastia and for abdominoplasty
Doctor :  
as before that it will be a waste, as you wil not get definitive results
User :   doc so is ths application of garnier very needful nw, or do i hold on to evrythng else until i reach my ideal weight
Doctor :  
sometimes losing weight itself wil help reduce gynacomastia
Doctor :  
you continue to appply garnier
Doctor :  
or any creme with cocoa butter in it
Doctor :  
it will help til you reach your goal
User :   coz of these creams i feel restricted on my workouts, if i dont use them then m free the whol;e day n i can sweat whnvr i want to
Doctor :  
in mumbai there are centers for cosmetic surgery that do abdominoplasty
User :   n wt is the quantity of cocoa butter i shud look for in the cream ???
Doctor :  
dont worry, carry the creme with you. apply every 4 hours or after each time you sweat lots
Doctor :   that shuld be the main ingrediant
User :   ok
Doctor :  
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User :   can u tell me the quantity as in per 100 gms
User :   tahnk u for the site
User :   ok
Doctor :  
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User :   n doc whch is d best cream for pimples n acne for men???
User :   ok
Doctor :  
this wil depend on the kind of acne yuo are having
Doctor :  
wash your face with a solution of bezoyl peroxide twice a day
Doctor :  
wash your face with non soap based cleanser, atleast when you comeback from outside
User :   m using this cream ultra clearsil with d same face was
User :   h
Doctor :  
use cosmetics and cremes that are labeled "non-acnegenic" or "non-comedogenic"
Doctor :  
is your skin oily?
User :   not oily?
Doctor :  
use Ponds cleanser, chosse based on your skin type
Doctor :  
it gives better results
Doctor :  
*choose
User :   ponds cleanser
User :   ok
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   wts wrong wid ultraclearsil????
Doctor :  
for more details on a variety topics on acne, visit this link. WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   ultraclearsil works slowly and i have not seen much benefit reported
User :   ok
Doctor :   hence i advised you ponds
User :   ok
User :   doc
User :   that is all for nw
Doctor :  
ok
User :   thank u so much
Doctor :  
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Doctor :  
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Doctor :   sorry for the inconvience due to mixing of text
Doctor :  
thanks for consulting us
User :   not a prob
Doctor :  
bye for now
User :   bye
Doctor :  
we too provide diet plans
Doctor :  
in case you are not happy with the previous one you can opt for new one.
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