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What is a stretch mark?
What do stretch marks look like?
Depending on your skin color, stretch marks start out as pink, reddish brown, brown, or very dark brown streaks. After time they can fade to a more silvery color that’s lighter than your other skin.
Where do they normally happen on your body?
They can happen anywhere on your body, but are most common on hips, breasts and buttocks.
How can I avoid getting stretch marks?
Whether you get them or not is simply a matter of genetics… that is, how elastic your skin is. There’s nothing you can do, so don’t worry about it either way!
Does cream help?
Many women use various
types of creams, lotions, and oils to try to prevent stretch marks
from forming. Unfortunately, while such products soothe and soften
the skin, there is no medical evidence to prove that they actually
work! So beware of advertisers trying to sell you expensive products
claiming that they prevent stretch marks!
Laser therapy can also
help improve the appearance of stretch marks. This is where a
surgeon uses different types of lasers, depending on the color of
the stretch marks. Traditionally, one type reduces the color of dark
stretch marks, the other stimulates the production of pigment-making
cells in already faded stretch marks. There is an even newer type of
laser therapy that can also be used help the body produce
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