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Stretch Marks

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of stretch marks or even lighten them up?

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Asked by CherieByerly at 12:26 PM on Feb. 24, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • No. I am covered in them.

    Answer by Snewo at 12:27 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I honestly never got any but I have been told that there is NO miracle cream that will get rid of them.

    Answer by prettyinink2011 at 12:28 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Just time. I had them all over when I first had my kids and now they have faded.

    Answer by gemgem at 12:29 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • There aren't any creams or lotions that will remove/reduce them. They're basically scars, and only time will fade them.

    Answer by Nanixh at 12:29 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Surgery is the only thing that will get rid of them. They will lighten over time. Vitamin E oil can help reduce the appearance. Some women believe exposure to sunlight lightens them. I don't know about that one my belly has never seen

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:31 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • mine lighten significantly when i tan..and cocoa cream lotion helps too.

    Answer by spitfire06 at 12:37 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Hate to tell you this but nothing topical works. My doctor told me it doesnt work b/c stretch marks are from the inside to the outside. The only thing lotions do is moisturize the skin to give it a little more elasticity.... Sorry love, part of being a momma :)

    Answer by familynsni at 2:15 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

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