Patient Comments: Stretch Marks - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your stretch marks?

Comment from: indielady, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

Hi I have used TriLastin for my stretch marks after pregnancy. Though the dark marks of the scars did fade a little I wasted a little amount of time on other scar creams until my mom referred the Invincible Scars Advanced scar treatment cream. I have also used Mederma in the past but believe me if you are real serious you should try this cream once. I also referred it for my daughter's acne scars. Is working well.

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Comment from: Canch0519, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I used every oil and cream there was every day, three times a day, during my pregnancy and my stretch marks are awful! They're deep and actually painful. They're so bad that my body looks as if it was cut badly and sewn back together. I wouldn't waste the money on creams.

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Comment from: Petra, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 17

I've tried every one of the creams -- nothing helped. I'm very tall, and I did bodybuilding when I was 19 and up that ruined my body. I had stretch marks everywhere -- deep ones. But not anymore. I've started a treatment at a cosmetic laser center. What they started doing is chemical peels – yes, the same thing they do for faces. I was skeptical, but I wanted to try it. So far, I've done my underarms, and I have no stretch marks left! This procedure is about $150 a session. I had five sessions done on my underarms! After the third one, it was gone70%. Ladies -- try it! I'm getting the rest of my body done after I save up some money. I'm so much more confident!

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Comment from: M Fred, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 07

I'm pregnant now and one morning my husband says, "you should really make sure you put that cocoa butter all the way on the sides." I'm like "what?!?" and yes, sure enough, there were stretch marks radiating from my ribcage toward my belly, all the way around my front. It sort of looked like I got clawed by a tiger with about 40 toes, and each vertical mark was maybe 4 inches long. I went online that same day and bought the Dr Max Powers Stretch Mark Treatment, and applied it faithfully several times a day to these new stretch marks for at least a week (now I remember only 2-3X/day). Now, about 4 weeks later, there is literally nothing there. I'm choosing to buy this Max Powers Stretch Mark cream since it seems like the best price per ounce, and if I notice new marks, I want to be well-armed to treat them as soon as possible. Dr Max Powers does say their product works best on new marks, and I can certainly vouch for its effectiveness in my case. I've also been continuing to use cocoa butter cream mixed with pure vitamin E oil from the healthfood store ($5 for a small vial). After a friend's doctor warned her not to use Vitamin E oil after varicose vein surgery, as the scars would heal too rapidly, I've been a believer in its powers.

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Comment from: 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: April 16

I'm a 16 year old teenage girl who has stretch marks on my upper thighs and butt. This appeared around my growth spurt years, which was about 5th or 6th grade. They were itchy and then it appeared to a white now. I have a tannish olive toned skin and I've read about stretch mark treatments everywhere and tried a few, but one that sort of helped and showed results was Bio Oil. It's very affordable at your local drug store about $20. In about a month, it made them seem less noticeable, and the box says to use for about 3 months for results. Has a nice sweet lavender scent from the lavender, vitamin A, rosemary, chamomile, calendula, rosemary and vitamin E oils; makes your skin moisturized and you don't need much of it. Just 2 or 3 drops will do. Also helps tone uneven skin tone. I hope it works for anyone willing to try. Thanks for reading.

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Comment from: a bliever, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 30

My wife started to used coconut butter at the beginning [of being pregnant.], during and while breastfeeding. She gained 53 lbs with first and 51 lbs with the second. Children were 22 months apart and she breastfed the second one for 24 months No stretch marks on her stomach, hips, waist or legs.

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Comment from: Sharon, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

I have used Belli Stretchmark Minimizing Cream and their Belli Elasticity Oil. Both worked well!

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