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#1 ElenasALH

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:08 AM

Does anybody know a good product that can get rid of stretch marks?

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 06:45 AM

What do your stretchmarks look like (are they braille or non-braille??? Red/white) and how old are they?

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 07:48 AM

coco butter

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 08:02 AM

I have heard Vit E cream can help.

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 08:54 AM

coco butter and Vit E oil may (possibly) help you PREVENT them, but it is unlikely to get rid of them. A stretchmark is a scar ultimately and not just a superficial mark.

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:33 PM

Go to skin-biology.com and look at the copper peptides they have on offer, they sound promising.

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 06:32 PM

What exactly is a strech mark.I hear about stretch marks all the time but I don't know what they look like.
Can someone provide me with pics, a link to pictures that show waht stretch marks are.

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:37 AM

Here is a link with pics:

http://www.lasaway.c...tretchpics.html

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 12:55 PM

Thanks Anna
So thats what stretch amrks are.
Well I got them then on my outer thighs near my buttocks.

I have heard that stretch marks coome with age and or pregnancy.
I am 27 almost 28 so I am not really old to get stretch marks so why do i have them.
I have had them for many many years ,back when I was in my late teens and I have always been skinny so I don't understand How i am aflicted with them?

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 07:10 PM

Stretch marks don't come with age. You get them because of rapid weight gain/loss and rapid growth.
I've got a few on my lower back and some more on my buttocks. I got them when I was 14(I'm 22 now) 'cause I went from 5 feet to 6' 2" in just 3 months.
I think there's a way to get rid of them. I saw a report on FOX news about a way to get rid of them with some laser or something, unfortunately I didn't see the whole thing so I can't recall names. But I guess a quick search on Google should give you answers.

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 02:51 AM

How I have been treating my Stretchmarks:

1. for around 4 months, I did weekly 40% glycolic peels for 15-20 minutes (for some reason I can handle a long time for glycolic on my stomach but 5 minutes on my face causes burns - maybe coz the skin is ) - then daily I would apply the skin biologys copper peptides tri reduction P&R daily (I hate the smell and colour!) - for that, maybe I got 20-25% improvement.

2. I then had a series of 10-12 (can't remember) microdermabrasion sessions on them - spaced 7-10 days apart ... and also massaged my stomach with olive oil every day and that made an extra 20-25% improvement (kind of expensive)

So, overall, I had maybe 45% improvements from the above

3. At present I am treating as follows: (he he... new plan!!!!)
*TCA complex - 2 swipes in a day, done every 1-2 weeks
*Camellia oil massaged in twice a day (meant to be good for stretchmarks)
* papaya soap as a body exfoliator daily

I am seeing improvements from the above too.

How did I get these damned stretch marks? I had twins 10 years ago and went right through to 40 weeks ... so you can imagine the size my stomach blew out to (and I was skinny to start with).

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 10:19 AM

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I had twins 10 years ago and went right through to 40 weeks ...


Wow!user posted image You carried all the way through! =D> ! =D> ! =D> I have to say that is AMAZING!

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 10:35 AM

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Wow!user posted image You carried all the way through! =D> ! =D> !  =D> I have to say that is AMAZING!


In fact, I was still driving around, doing serious shopping and going very strong until the day my doc decided that I should be induced! I think I could've gone on to 42 weeks quite easily coz prior to getting pregnant, I was a fitness fanatic. My only regret are the stretch marks, which only started at around 34 weeks (which is the normal expectancy for twin birth).