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vitamin E cream. i forget the name of the one i use. its one that preganant mothers use to put on there stomachs to stop stretch marks. put it on twice a day . it works really well.

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anything thats gonna keep moisture in your skin man.

get a good cream, something with some collagen, vitamin c, b12, zinc and vitamin e should do nicely.

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are the oils and cream you guys mention is for prevention or reduce the stretch marks?

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Bio-Oil. $20.

 

You have two options -

 

1) shower as normal, pat dry your skin, rub your whole body with the oil wait a couple of seconds and then jump in the shower, running cold water for a couple of seconds, get out and pat dry.

 

2) Rub the oil on morning and night on affected area.

 

Ive had a few clients ask about stretch marks and i always put them onto some kind of oil. Personally ive found the bio oil works the best. At one stage for some reason i had one line on my upper leg, and it dissapeard within a month from using the bio oil.

 

By jumping in a cold shower after using it on the whole body (can be used on face) it wll close the pores in your skin and lock in the moisture and get rid of the excess oil so your not left feeling greasy.

 

Have the marks become white yet?

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I've found that NOTHING works.

 

I get them all across my arms and chest, they start off light, then get to a dark purple/red and eventually turn white (by which time i get new red ones so it doesn't matter.)

When you're tan, they're also less noticeable.

 

I've tried most things, the only point of using a cream/oil is in prevention to perhaps reduce the severity. Once you have em though, they're pretty much there for good.

So enjoy! :)

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vitamin E cream. i forget the name of the one i use. its one that preganant mothers use to put on there stomachs to stop stretch marks. put it on twice a day . it works really well.

 

I use that too, works great. Has reduced the stretch marks on my bi's significantly.

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vitamin E cream. i forget the name of the one i use. its one that preganant mothers use to put on there stomachs to stop stretch marks. put it on twice a day . it works really well.

 

I use that too, works great. Has reduced the stretch marks on my bi's significantly.

 

whats the name and make of this vitamin E cream?

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just go in to a chemist and ask for it. easiest way.

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I've found that NOTHING works.

 

I get them all across my arms and chest, they start off light, then get to a dark purple/red and eventually turn white (by which time i get new red ones so it doesn't matter.)

When you're tan, they're also less noticeable.

 

I've tried most things, the only point of using a cream/oil is in prevention to perhaps reduce the severity. Once you have em though, they're pretty much there for good.

So enjoy! :)

 

I'm in exactly the same boat as you mate, so I know how it feels!

 

Even had some before I started working out. I eat well, sleep well, train hard. But the creams do fukc all. They do fade over time.

I have even spoken to a dermatoligist (skin doctor) and they have no answer as to why it happens, some people (very few) get them and some don't...

 

I desperately need a tan, which will help a lot I am told

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Have the marks become white yet?
What happens if they're white? mine have become white, i have some big ones on my pecs & lats & they're spreading to my biceps now.

 

Is it too late to reverse them if they are white?

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Have the marks become white yet?
What happens if they're white? mine have become white, i have some big ones on my pecs & lats & they're spreading to my biceps now.

 

Is it too late to reverse them if they are white?

 

When it turns white its become a scar. Its very very hard to get rid of. They appear when youve torn the dermis. (2nd layer of skin) You may be able to reduce it, but not completely be rid of it. Just keep applying an intence cream. They will deminish over time on their own, so id be using a oil/cream to speed that up.

 

If you catch a stretch mark while its still a redish colour, its still forming, and you can ussually stop it in its tracks. And with applying a cream/oil you can reduce it or even get rid of it. Youd just have to keep an eye on that area.

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Great. Wish i hadn't been so lazy when they first appeared.

 

What's an intence? is it oil/cream?

 

Cheers for your help.

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They will fade over time, like any other normal scar will fade.

 

If your really worried about them you can have treatments done on the affected area (laser, dermabrasion) And like some of the others said a tan can help reduce the appearence of them, but then your putting yourself at risk of skin cancer. Id go out and invest in a really pure vitamin E cream, or a bottle of bio-oil.

 

Dont be fooled by special stretch mark sollutions, most of them contain nothing that will greatly reduce them. And even if they do contain vitamin E in them, its not ussualy enough to have an effect.

 

Post 16 - *An intence cream*

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Thankyou. You have been very helpful.

 

I'm not too worried about them (apart from the fact that they look freaky) so no laser for me but i'll go buy some of this bio-oil stuff you speak of & see how that goes. Good to hear they fade over time too i was just about to ask about that.

 

Thanks again!

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I've found that NOTHING works.

 

I get them all across my arms and chest, they start off light, then get to a dark purple/red and eventually turn white (by which time i get new red ones so it doesn't matter.)

When you're tan, they're also less noticeable.

 

I've tried most things, the only point of using a cream/oil is in prevention to perhaps reduce the severity. Once you have em though, they're pretty much there for good.

So enjoy! :)

 

I'm in exactly the same boat as you mate, so I know how it feels!

 

Even had some before I started working out. I eat well, sleep well, train hard. But the creams do fukc all. They do fade over time.

I have even spoken to a dermatoligist (skin doctor) and they have no answer as to why it happens, some people (very few) get them and some don't...

 

I desperately need a tan, which will help a lot I am told

haha yeah I was stressed about them when I first started training.

Tan does work, mine are significantly less noticeable in summer.

 

Now I am OVER it. Too busy trying to get massive, skin blemishes are the least of my worries.

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Thankyou. You have been very helpful.

 

I'm not too worried about them (apart from the fact that they look freaky) so no laser for me but i'll go buy some of this bio-oil stuff you speak of & see how that goes. Good to hear they fade over time too i was just about to ask about that.

 

Thanks again!

 

No worries, glad i could help :-)

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in the year that this thread hasnt been updated, i was just wondering if there have been any new advances in stretch marks? and also if any newer members have any advice for it.

 

iv read through the entire thread and i just wondering if theres anything new :)

 

iv got stretch marks going across the top of my pecs and continuing all the way across eventually reaching my biceps.

 

vitamin E still the best? or any new specialist products out?

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rose hip oil is also good for stretch marks, but you may find it easier just getting a combination vitamin E with rose hip oil. There's no magic cure for them I think that all these creams etc only reduce their appearance but they don't make them go away.

If you were really pedantic about it you could go and see a cosmetic surgeon maybe something like microdermabrasion would have a drastic effect. There's a lot of new technology out there.

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Stretch marks are annoying, I've had mine for long enough not to give a shit anymore hah, plus some of them are faded now... front delts, biceps, rear delts/tris, lats, quads, calves

 

Will chucking any of those creams do shit all for me? I've had mine for ages, some of them have faded and are white, but alot of them are still red after 1-2 years lol!

 

They used to piss me off a bit, but now I'm used to them. People think they are huge scars lol, I just tell them I was attacked by a bear :lol:

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Ifthey are read ucan get rid of them with laser. If they have set down to white/silver thereis nothing you can do.

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find out what hospitals recommend for pregnant ladies. Seen some milfs with no stretch marks in my time, some oils etc.

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Skin does not bounce back if it's been stretched by rapid growth due to pregnancy, weight gain, or extreme weight loss. Instead, it becomes decorated by a form of scarring called stretch marks, or striae. Stretch marks often start off as reddish or purplish in color and then become glossy skin that appears streaked in silver or white.

 

Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the elastic middle layer of skin that allows it to retain its shape. However, when constantly stretched, the dermis can break down leaving behind stretch marks.

 

Men and women can get stretch marks on several areas of their bodies, including the abdominal area, thighs, hips, breasts, upper arms, or lower back.

 

What can I do about stretch marks?

 

There are several treatment options for stretch marks. The degree of success with any treatment will be impacted by your age, your skin tone and even your diet. Treatment options include:

 

Surgical methods

 

Dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser surgery can be used to address unwanted stretch marks.

 

 

Lotions and creams

 

Over-the-counter stretch mark treatments are available. Ask your doctor to recommend one. And, if you are pregnant, discuss your concern with your doctor at the beginning of your pregnancy, before stretch marks develop, so that preventive treatment can be started.

 

 

Diet and exercise

 

Drink plenty of water. Adequate hydration keeps your skin soft and less likely to develop stretch marks. Caffeine can increase your risk of stretch marks. If you're stuck on your caffeinated coffee or tea, make sure you balance the fluids. Drink just as much—or more—water as you drink coffee, tea, or soda. Stretch marks can also result from nutritional deficiency. Be sure to consume foods that promote skin health: foods rich in zinc, such as nuts or fish; foods high in vitamins A and C, such as carrots and citrus fruits and milk; protein-rich foods, such as eggs.

 

Now... Nothing can get RID of the stretchmarks however you are able to reduce its appearance... THIS CREAM IS GR8! If you are seriously self conscious about them.. Then u'd better be willing to pay the price :D

 

http://www.trilastin.com.au/TRILASTIN-SR

 

Hope it helps ;)

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as far as the vitamin E cream goes, will it make current stretch marks dissappear or is it more of a preventative thing?

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its more preventative rather then ridding them. NOTHING can rid of them (unless u somehow lasered off 10 layers of skin or something ;)) You can only reduce the appearance.. and thats what what the creams will do

 

There are a few creams ive heard of that work with striae reduction:

 

* Bio Oil

 

* Palmers Cocoa Butter for Stretch marks

 

* Strivectin

 

* Trilastin

 

I think these progress in price..

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Ive recently started study to become a Paramedical Skin Technician. Im working at my new salon with a product called DANNE. I used to sware by using bio oil etc on stretch marks. But ive since learnt Bio oil itself dosent reduce the stretch mark, its the massage by increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin, is what aids in the healing process slightly. The more blood at the surface of the skin, the more blood flow, the bigger healing qualities. Bio oil's molicules are too large for the skin to absorbe and will more often then not be evaporated. This goes for 80% of skin products on the market aswell. The skin needs Transdermal Products. Alot of people are fooled thinking their skin can feed off their moisturiser for the next 12 hours when in actual fact, their skin isnt getting anything because it cant seep down to the deepest layer of the skin. So you can imagine with scaring a stretch marks, its esspecially important that the product is put into bite size peices.

 

In the DANNE range, they have a product called Beta Gel. It contains beta glucan which is extracted from the cell wall of yeasts. By applying this to a stretch mark that is still red will increase langerhan cell activity, blood flow and rapid healing. Often leaving most clients with no mark at all. I wont go into heaps of detail because its really complicated and i would end up writing a novel.

 

And if its a large area, arms maybe, somewhere visable. Its VERY reccomended to have Enzyme Treatments.

 

If its something that really bothers you, let me know because i can pass on information to your nearest Danne Clinic. You have to sit down and have a consoltation before your allowed to buy any products, because as i mentioned earlier, their paramedical.

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