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18 year old with stretch marks on the breasts, thighs and behind the knees. How to get rid of them?

Hi, i am 18 years old and i have stretch marks on my boobs, thighs and behind my knee , since i was 16...its really odd and i want get rid of em as soon as possible. i eat appropriate healthy food and never had any physical relationship with anyone. please help me to get rid of those marks. it looks like they are spreading.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.

As per your query you have stretch marks on the breasts, thighs and behind the knees and you want to get rid of them.
To guide you better about this condition - stretch marks are formed due to a process of stretching during increase in the size of body. As the skin stretches due to increase in weight it becomes bit tense. As soon as this is relaxing we get the normal contour. If this process occurs fast pace then the skin at particular sites becomes loosened. This is also evident in your case where you find stretch marks on the breasts, thighs and behind the knees.
So the very important thing you have to understand that it is a normal process and not a disease entity.
There is no direct treatment which can improve it. We try different types of creams which are bit helpful in reducing the visibility but complete resolution is impossible.
There are different depths and consistencies of scar marks according to which we prescribe the medications. THerefore it is better to consult a dermatologist for best guidance who can help you accordingly.

Hope these informations will help.

"With good health wishes"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STDs)
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Johny Chacko's  Response
Welcome to healthcare magic
Stretch mark is usually due to sudden gain or loss in weight. It can also be due to diseases like cushing's and hypothyroidism.
If you are overweight try to reduce weight by exercise. A good moisturizing cream can be applied over the marks and massaged twice a day over the stretch mark. Palmer's anti-stretch mark cream can be use for this you can get it.

Procedures like derma rollers, fractional lasers and RF tightening devices will help but will be very expensive.
Over all treatment of stretch marks will give only a very little improvement. You should massage a moisturizer regularly so that skin is supple so that you would not get new stretch marks.
Hope this helped
Take care
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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