Getting rid of stretch marks after pregnancy

Monicadawn80 - posted on 05/13/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Has anyone ever had any luck getting rid of or fading stretch marks? I just had a baby 4 weeks ago and during my pregnancy I only gained 26lbs and the stretch marks didnt appear after my son was born. I know I probably wont get rid of them entirely but if anyone has used a product that has actually worked please let me know!!! There are a ton of things on the market that promise to make stretch marks disappear but i am skeptical of these products and would love to hear from women who have found a way to make them fade.

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Tia - posted on 07/26/2013

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So im 16 ive just had a little boy and my stretch marks are terrible so far the only thing thats helping is using bio oil and cocoa butter and exercising, Jamie is 5weeks old and they are already looking better but i have over 40 and they go above my belly button :o but honestley if you dont have that many then your lucky but just be proud of you scars they define you as a woman :) x

Margot - posted on 05/22/2009

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I've been using mederma. I only got 2 strech marks with my first. My second child, those two only got a little longer. Well with my 3rd baby I got some REALLY nasty ones. I have one that is about an inch and half wide and 3 inches long, under my breast. Not including a ton of other stretch marks on both breasts. Mederma has pretty much faded them. It's expesive and you may need more than one tube. LOVE IT!

Monicadawn80 - posted on 05/21/2009

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thanks for everyone's advice. i guess im just going to embrace my stretch marks and wear them with a batch of honor. what else can i do, lol i guess compared to others mine are nothing at all and i shouldnt really worry about them. i can still probably wear a bathing suit and no one will really notice except for me. i am using palmers stretch mark cream and massaging it in daily plus i agree with everyone else that it will take time for them to fade.

Kim - posted on 05/22/2009

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I have also been using the Anew Clinical Stretch Mark Smoother from Avon. I have only been using it a short time and can already see the difference in the color of the stretch marks I have.

Kayla - posted on 05/13/2009

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i dont know if i will ever get rid of them i was covered no joke from my ankles up (went from 109 -165 pounds in 4 months morning sickness ) and i ahve lost all my weight my stomach has faded but they are still very noticable i have tried bio oil and it faded them a little but it stayed oily and i didnt liek it so u might just have to let them fade naturally

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Regina - posted on 05/22/2009

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BARMON CREME

no joke. cake it on and you will BARELY see them..get a good tan in the sun and you will be all new again haha I am 22 having our first born baby girl in 1 week and i have used this stuff since i was 4 months preggo i have seen little marks here and there between the upper part of my thighs and on my hips but with this creme i barely see them with my tan. Google it that's what my mother told me. Good luck!

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Angel Gaddi - posted on 05/22/2009

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cocoa butter formula can help you. it is clinically proven to increase skin's elasticity,which helps prevent and reduce stretch marks.

Samantha - posted on 05/13/2009

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like everyone else said., they will fade over time. i have horrible stretch marks from getting preeclampsia in my pregnancy and have literally tried everything on the market. ive also seen 2 plastic surgeons who both said they have never seen stretch marks that bad and couldnt help me =( Laser removal will work if yours are thin, not too wide. mine are waay to wide to be treated with a laser =( i saw another plastic surgeon about just having that area of skin removed, but he said even that wouldnt work because there are too many and cover waaay too much of my body. so i guess im stuck like this for life....i can never wear a bathing suit again, or shorts or a skirt, or even capris for that matter because my legs are covered down to my calves. it is absolutely humiliating. id rather die than live looking the way i do =(

Amanda - posted on 05/13/2009

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My doctor also told me that they should disappear after a while...but I tried a couple different things, and recently I have tried using a stretch mark cream from AVON and it seems to be working better than all the rest...they still arent gone, but they have faded quite a bit! My daughter is 11 months old, and they have finally started fading..it takes a while!!

Rachel - posted on 05/13/2009

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I only got one small stretch marks during my pregnancy, I didnt use any kind of bio oil or anything...I think its all pretty much genetic. As far as getting rid of them...I dont know that its really possible...I have seen a bunch of random ads that claim that their product will take stretchmarks away...but I have never met anyone that has had any luck with it...so I guess they will just be battle scars...

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I totally agree with the other 2 Mummy's - they are Mummy marks!! Be proud!! However, I used Bio Oil and Palmers Organic Cocoa Butter - and have only a few stretch marks, so I think it helped - as I put on 23kg carrying Olivia (she was born at 37 wks, 5 days, 3530g - approx 8 lb)

Debbie - posted on 05/13/2009

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I am in the same boat as you. I have had 3 kids and my first really gave me the stretch marks. I know if you use cocoa butter it is suppose to help but I do not think it works 100%. I guess being a mommy we sacrifice our bodies for our babies !!

Amber - posted on 05/13/2009

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Ugghhhh! There are a whole bunch of old wives tales, but I asked my Dr. and they will def. fade after a while, but depending on how well you treated your body in the past, they may be pretty permanent :( Even laser removal doesn't take them completely away. I am still carrying my son (six months) and have a billion stretch marks everywhere (I used baby oil, tummy butter, AND extra cocoa butter)...I'll never wear a two piece, but I'm slowly seeing it as one of my many sacrifices of motherhood :)

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