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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,941
5/25/14 3:30 P

"When you have stretch marks then for sure you have cellulite."

That statement is as ridiculous as the link....

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SIMPLYJENNY Posts: 72
3/7/14 12:48 P

I agree...I have learned a lot more people have them than I thought. And I also learned that it can be genetic... I got some in high school and didn't understand because I was at a very healthy weight. Now I just try to not let it bother me.

- Jenny
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3/7/14 11:18 A

thanks everyone for your input !

We can do it!!
MAGTASTIC103 Posts: 424
3/7/14 9:51 A

In some cases cocoa butter (or lotion with cocoa butter) can help lessen the appearance, but I think laser therapy is currently the only way to permanently remove them.

I agree with the PP...a LOT of people have them, just like cellulite. Don't be too self-conscious about them.



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3/7/14 9:47 A

There's not a whole lot you can do. Getting them is largely genetic, and while some OTC creams can help t hem feel better, the only way to truly get rid of them is surgery. I consider them battle scars. :)

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3/7/14 9:41 A

I saw my dermatologist and he gave me a cream to apply to the marks to help minimize their appearance. What color are your stretch marks? If they are purple/red (fresh) you may have better luck with getting them to lessen in appearance. If they are white/light I'm afraid you may be stuck with them... there is also a dermatologic procedure that uses a laser but it is pricey, I looked into it and decided I would rather do without. Don't worry though, in the grand scheme of things stretch marks aren't a big deal, and I have found that a lot of other people either have them or could care less about the fact that you have them. :)

-- Ellen --

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3/6/14 11:34 P

I have stretch marks from being over weight? Does anyone else have this problem? Any one know how to help the marks? Or if they will go away?

Please and thanks!

We can do it!!
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