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Are there any ways to get rid of stretch marks?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
I'm sorry to say that it doesn't appear that any topical treatments can eliminate stretch marks. A lot of damage takes place when the dermis tears and irritation ensues. There is some evidence, however, that daily massage may help prevent marks in the first place, so ask your mate to give regular rubs to the most common places where stretch marks appear—your abdomen, thighs, and breasts (we're guessing he won't mind a bit). Using cocoa butter or vitamin E as the massage cream has been reported anecdotally to help, but the research is limited.
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