What is the Most Effective Method of Improving the Appearance Of, if Not Completely Removing Old White Stretch Marks? I asked about Fraxel already...
What is the Most Effective Method of Improving the Appearance Of, if Not Completely Removing Old White Stretch Marks?
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Stretch Mark creams and lotions don't work
Stretch marks are caused by a layer of the skin(dermis) being stretched beyond it's limits. It's like a rubber band that has been over stretched. It will never return to it's original elasticity. The only true way to solve the problem is by surgical removal (ie tummy tuck). The problem is that there is so much hype, salesmanship and unsubstantiated claims that it's hard to find the truth. Bottom line is that stretch marks won't just go away with an overpriced cream or lotion.
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