Patient Comments: Stretch Marks - Effective Treatments

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

Comment from: Lilykyile, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I too agree lemon juice, aloe vera, castor oil, egg are good for stretch marks but we cannot get the expected results. I tried these many times and after that I go with Dermalmd and that cream gave me the expected results.

Comment from: LilyKylie, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 21

Last few days I didn’t sleep properly due to worry of my pregnancy stretch marks. I have two friends that saw good results with Dermelastic serum just about a couple of weeks. That forces me to try with Dermelastic serum. For a few days I was a bit unhappy with that smell and color of that serum. But after 3 weeks, I am happy with the final result I got. You should give it a try!

Comment from: juliatom543, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

Stretch marks look very ugly. I used TriLASTIN cream for stretch marks and within 8 weeks I got good results.

Comment from: Lucy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

Last August I was told I had mild emphysema. I was shocked, I had only had minor breathing problems at times. However I had smoked for 17 years when I was very young and had quit over 38 years ago, when I developed asthma. I always heard your lungs were cleared 5 years after you quit smoking, but they don't tell you the damage is already done! Mild is not mild, I am on oxygen all the time. Steps are a major stress as is trying to walk and talk at the same time. Stop smoking! It will kill you.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Comment from: Paula, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I really liked the Made from Earth Aloe & Jojoba Creme Therapy. I didn't get any stretch marks until the last few weeks of my pregnancy and I chalk that up to good genes more than anything. Regardless though the product did keep me from itching my belly as much as my skin tightened and was moisturizing without being to greasy. I am still using the product three weeks after having my baby and the stretch marks seem to be fading away. I am now buying the product for my best friend who is pregnant. I would recommend the Made from Earth Aloe & Jojoba Therapy to everyone who is pregnant!

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!

Comment from: Regis 35, Male (Patient) Published: October 13

I had started using this stretch mark cream 4 weeks after having my baby. It’s the Dr. Max Powers brand of stretch mark cream. I can say that it did help smooth some of the stretch marks and really moisturize the skin. Some of the lines are barely noticeable now. I have only been using this for 3 weeks.

Comment from: Crissy, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 05

I'm a 21-year-old about to have my first baby. I have gained many stretch marks on the back of my legs, hips, knees, buttocks, and sides. I tried vitamin E oil and pregnancy lotions. So far, they’ve not been helping. My doctor told me there is nothing I can do about them.

Comment from: Shenaz, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 21

It’s possible to improve stretch marks and if they are fresh there is a better chance of them responding quickly to treatment. The Eporex mesotherapy would be the best treatment for stretch marks whereby herbal essences and Vit C are introduced to the area to be treated through transdermal delivery and these will help the skin to regenerate.

Comment from: mmaryB, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 30

I have been using Brenese Cacao Butter Cream for stretch marks and my stretch marks are basically gone. I get surprised every time I look at my body. My friends say that I do not look like I have had children because my skin tightened up.

Comment from: majorie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 27

I am 27 years old from Ghana and have a fare complexion. I had a small stretch mark on my upper arm. I used a tube of Hyprogel and it has created a lot of stretch marks all over my arms, legs, and in between my hips. I am so worried and need help.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 17

I have stretch marks right below my scrotum, which I think is a pretty weird place to develop striation but my doctor said that it's OK. I would appreciate another professional opinion regarding this matter.

Comment from: mmwangi_w, 35-44 Female Published: January 14

I tried Brenese Cacao Butter Cream. It is the best cream out there for stretch marks and it is natural. I am a dark skin woman, and I had them on my arms, back of my legs, hips, thighs, you name it, it was not pretty. It is so concentrated that you only need very little. I have used it for three months and after three kids I needed all the help. It reduced my stretch marks and as I continue to use it, my stretch marks seem like they are actually healing. I think it works so well because it has Cacao Butter, Shea Butter and Jojoba oil as the major ingredients. I also used all over my body, it works as an anti aging cream for the body. Who would have thought that I would get rid of my stretch marks and look younger at the same time. You should start seeing results in about seven days. I thought it would be nice to let you guys know that there is a better cream out there you do not know about.

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Comment from: Kevin, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: February 25

I'm an 18 year old been doing bodybuilding for the last 2 years. I have stretch marks on my thighs, triceps/biceps, and on my shoulders - had them for a while. I've used bio oil, cocoa butter and some vitamin E cream but nothing seemed too help.

Comment from: eeeefvcW, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

I've been using the Lady Soma Skin & Nail Treatment as my stretch mark lotion to prevent stretch marks. I use it every morning after I shower and once again at night since I was 12 weeks pregnant. I am now 32 weeks and I have no stretch marks. I wasn’t sure if it would work for stretch marks, but it did moisturize my skin and I haven't had to deal with an itchy belly. I am going to continue using it throughout my pregnancy and possibly afterwards to keep my skin moisturized.

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