I'm 8 weeks postpartum and I'm using tretinoin on stretch marks I got from pregnancy. How long will they take to fade?

My stretch marks are still pink i see improvement with color fading but not the feeling of the skin How long should i contiune to use it for them to completly fade? **i dont breastfeed**

Doctor Answers 3

Stretch Marks -- Microneedling/PRP, Laser, Skin Care/Peels, Sculptra Injections

Stretch marks won't completely fade but they can be improved with lasers, microneedling/PRP, Sculptra and skin care. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Treating early stretch marks

I like to add the Excel V to treat early stretch marks. I think that Retin A is a good choice too. They are hard to treat so don't expect them to go away, they will improve probably. Infini has shown some benefit as well.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Treating for stretch marks

expect this process to require up to 6 months .At first the stretch marks will get redder and gradually fade .The addition of me derms stretch mark cream may aid the process. 

Morris Westfried, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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