Stretch Marks

Hi Dr Allem, i have ugly stretch marks on my stomach. What can i use to minimize it, i do have very dry skin, and i'm using Bio oil, but not every day.

Answer

Thank you for your enquiry. How we treat stretch marks depends on a few factors. 1) How large are they? 2) How old are they? 3) What colour are they? 4) What colour is your normal skin? (Dark skin needs to be treated differently and can take different prescriptions to light skins). It’s great that you are applying a topical product that nourishes the skin, but the reality is, that topical products have only a very small effect on stretch marks, as these are “dermal (deep) injuries”. A treatment package for stretch marks can include any of the flowing (or most likely a combination of the following): Carboxy therapy; Laser; Mesotherapy; Dermaroller; Microdermabrasion with Transderm using growth factors. I’d love to be able to give you more info and give you some better guidance. Or if you wish to contact us at one of our Skin Renewal Branches, you’re most welcome to do so and we will assist you as best we can.

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