Suggest medication to manage stretch marks

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Posted on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello,
What is a good medication to get rid of stretch marks?I used Aloevera, coconut, vit E creams and it didn't help. What is the best one to get rid of them?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Use tretinoin cream once daily at night

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern
Stretch marks are an inevitable result of pregnancy or other similar process which would lead to stretching of skin more than than the tensile strength of skin leading to rupture of collagen fibres. Stretch marks wont completely disappear with anything. There appearance can only be improved. You may use tretinoin 0.05 % cream (Retino A 0.05% cream) once daily at night for 4-6 months.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 12 minutes later
Thank you so much.That's is the best one right ? I am using VaporRub because I seem videos in YouTube and people said it would help. What do you think?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Use tretinoin cream; once every night

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Yes, tretnoin cream is a very good option. It would improve the cosmetic appearance if used regularly over months. As I said, nothing can completely remove stretch marks.

VaporRub is not going to help. Instead it might lead to skin irritation. I would suggest you to discontinue it.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 16 minutes later
I got you. Appreciate it . Are there any more options?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Procedures to improve appearance of stretch marks

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Yes, sessions of Microneedling i.e Dermaroller and / or Fractional CO 2 Laser resurfacing are options which can be considered in addition to using the cream.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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