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What is the Best and Most Effective Treatment for Severe Stretch Marks?
4 Doctor Answers | Asked by Goddess in baltimore, md
Excision is the best treatment
There have been numerous answers regarding strech marks on this web site. I would refer you to them for a review. Bottom line is that only those stretch marks that are within the boundries of skin that can be excised will ever be gone for good. This can happen in the lower abdomen in a tummy tuck. All the lasers and creams in the world can't get rid of stretch marks, only lighten them. This is because a stretch mark is an injury to the deeper layers of the skin with the outer layer...
Stretch marks what they are and how to treat them
If you look at a stretchmark under the microscope you see collagen fibers lined up into parallel sheets rather than the normal random pattern present in normal skin. Also, there is a flattening of the normally wavy or sinusoidal junction between deep and superficial skin. This makes the stretchmark skin more susceptible to shearing forces so if you pulled at the skin it would tear along the stretchmark first. They start out flat with a faint pink color and sometimes itch. Overtime they...
Surgical excision still the gold standard for stretch marks
Stretch marks are full thickness injury to the skin that spares the very superficial epidermis. The best way to address them is by surgical excison when feasible. We tried some skin care products that contains collagen and elastin but the results are not very encouraging. Some reports mentioned the value of Fraxel for stretch marks, but I personally did not try it for this indication. Hope that helps!
Allow time and healing
Stretch marks are an indication of fractured or broken connective tissue in the skin. The thin skin of stretch marks has very little support and often looks red. Mature stretch marks are shiny and lighter than surrounding skin. The bottom line on removing stretch marks is to remove the skin that contains the stretch marks. The most common procedure that removes stretch marks is a tummy tuck. Anything less than this will yield very little results. Ointments and creams are ineffective. ...