Do stretch marks fade over time?

I've got some nasty stretch marks on my stomach right now. They are so ugly.. I'm wondering if after I have this kid and get my body back to semi-normal, will those marks stay or is there a chance that they'll fade or something?


Asked by rethink911 at 3:40 AM on Dec. 31, 2008 in Beauty & Style

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  • I heard don't tan, & use Bio-oil at wall-mart, its 20 dollars I think. But I'm sure it's worth it. I hear thats the BEST to buy for them. I haven't tried it yet, money's a little tight, but I plan to. I love my stretchmarks though, Just think of it like this, Your body went through so much, to bring another human life into the world, and that's something beautiful, and you now have the Mama marks to prove it, wear them proudly to yourself, as a badge of honor, thats what I do =) They're on my boobs, my tummy, my inner thighs, my hips. They fade though

    Answer by b_pacheco at 6:31 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • I feel you I got them on my belly and under my arms its sucks but its worth it . . . everyone tells me they will fade with time . .

    Answer by ah2590 at 3:42 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • they can fade, or they can fade a little bit and be seen a little bit, or they can not fade at all..

    it depends on your skin and the severity of the stretch marks. i hope mine fade too :(

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 3:42 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • they wont be red if you have those but they will stay there and fade a bit. I would really advice you to put some cocoa butter after the baby is born. Thats when I got mine. It might help a little bit also. Use some scar ointment also. I wish you the best.!

    Answer by babyangelromero at 3:45 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • Most people's will fade a lot over time. I had my son 6 months ago and mine are already the color of my skin and getting smaller. I didn't have them bad but my sister did. She had 2 kids and now, a few years later her's aren't really noticeable either. She just has little one's. Tanning will help hide them too. They only get better over time in my opinion so don't freak out at first.

    Answer by TiffanyLove18 at 3:48 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • they will fade overtime....and turn a white like scars but do not tan! make then sooo worse!

    Answer by kaylajean86 at 8:59 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • Mine have sort of faded. I got them around my belly button, and you can still see them a little bit, but they are not as dark. I had my son 7 months ago, so I'm hoping they keep fading with time. If not, then no more bikini's for me!! :)

    Answer by ap9902 at 10:53 AM on Dec. 31, 2008

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  • Hi,

    I used to have pretty bad stretch marks and red scars around my belly region ever since I gave birth to my three kids.I had tried Vitamin E oil and cocoa butter which a number of people had recommended but unfortunately it didn't seem to work too well. My Doctor had even suggested that I go for a Tummy Tuck. I then recently read an article about a lady who supposedly got rid of her stretch marks using a particular cream. I tried it and it worked really well. It took a number of weeks but my stretch marks soon faded away. You can read the lady's article at the link below.

    Answer by jennifer8055 at 1:21 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

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