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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredWhen skin stretches beyond its capacity, it can cause stretch marks. Dr. Oz offers advice on what to do about this common problem in this video.
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Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Labels on quite a few lotions and creams make claims about preventing or treating stretch marks. While they might help moisturize the affected area, these over-the-counter products cannot prevent stretch marks nor can they make stretch marks disappear. As time passes, the marks should begin to fade on their own. If not, you can see a dermatologist to learn about any potential medical treatments.
HealthyWomen answeredThere is no cure for stretch marks, although topical retinoic acid and laser treatments may lighten them. Treatment may not be worth the cost since it won't completely eliminate stretch marks. Topical camouflaging makeup provides a quick cover-up for stretch marks.