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How do I treat stretch marks from pregnancy?

Asked by Anonymous 1.86K Rep.

I have terrible stretch marks from pregnancy. How do I get rid of them? Thank you!

Anonymous answered
    Dr. Schultz 1.86K Rep.

    Pregnency stretch marks can only be helped by products if they are fresh (meaning still pink colored), but you have to wait until after pregnancy to treat them because one of the ingredients, tretinoin cream, can’t be used during pregnancy. (Note: Tretinoin products such as Retin-A are only available by prescription in the U.S.) Older white and skin-colored stretch marks can be helped with cosmetic laser treatments (e.g., Fraxel) for which you’ll need to see a dermatologist. So while I understand you might not be happy with stretch marks from pregnancy, the good news it that they can be treated!

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