Posted by: Anon | 2008-11-19


dear doc.i need help.i have gained weight but about 10 kg i now weight 60kg and have also gained terrible stretch marks.i am 21 with a good body.they are red and big.i have tried bio oil.nothig is long do they take to lighten up.?please i feel very ugly.

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Dear Anon
It can take a few months for them to lighten - eventually they become thin white lines, but there is not much you can do now, except to prevent further weight gain. Laser treatment may help but could be expensive. You can try to cover them up with make-up or tanning lotion for the time being?
Creams that claim to reduce stretch marks usually don't work as the damage is deep in the collagen of the skin (it is small tears of the tissue and will only heal by forming scar tissue) so don't even waste any money on it.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Mom | 2008-11-19

Just keep using the Bio OIl, tooks months for me to see a difference but it eventually did work.

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