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Any treatment for stretch marks that has been there since childhood?

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is there any treatment for stretch marks?this is there from the childhood.
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Beauty & Cosmetics
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 2 hours later

Thanks for posting your query.

This is always a tricky thing to treat.

There are some treatment options for stretch marks, none of which work very well. The degree of success with any treatment will be impacted by your age, your skin tone and even your diet. Treatment options include:

1. Prescription medicines: some creams which contain tretinoin are available which help to variable extent. Some local applications of vit e oil also help in reducing or lighting the marks.

2. Some over the counter medicines like the one which are using are available but none of them are satisfactory.

The best thing you should do is to visit a skin specialist who can decide which medicines will help and reduce these stretch marks. At times when they are large on prominent place plastic surgeon can also help.

Apart from all this please do following which will at least stop the new marks to develop.

Watch you weight. Any sudden increase can lead to formation of marks.
Do regular exercise and keep your self in good shape with diet and exercise.
Apply some good moisturiser over the skin daily.
Drink plenty of liquids and take healthy diet XXXXXXX in vitamins and minerals.

I hope this helps.

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