STRETCH MARKS: EXPLAINED
By Dr. Ghada Jayyoussi
pounds over the 9 months of pregnancy may help reduce them.
What is the treatment for stretch marks?
There are a wide variety of treatments, but none of them seem to be particularly valuable in preventing or treating this condition. It is generally agreed that there is no good medical evidence that any creams or ointments will produce any sustained improvement in the appearance of stretch marks. Surgical methods. Dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser surgery or ultrasound are just some of them.
Lotions and creams. Prescription Retin-A or Tazorac gels or creams stimulate collagen to help improve stretch marks over time. Only the pink/purple-colored ones will fade though; the grey/white marks are mature and do not respond to treatment. Over-the-counter products like LacHydrin lotion hydrate the skin to help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.