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Stretch Marks?

Aarika - posted on 04/26/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Does anyone know a product for stretch marks that REALLY works and is affordable?

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Erica - posted on 05/03/2010

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Yes. Firming body cream from arbonne international. I have before and after picture of woman stretch marks that cleared up after 4 applications. Send me message if u would like to see pictures.

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My mom had a skin cancer removed from her nose a few months ago... I had to go so I could drive her home after the surgery. Her plastic surgeon came in and had his little talk with her, and one of the things he told us was that she should be rubbing anything into her scar once it heals. His words were, "it's not the lotion, it's the motion." He says you have to MOVE the tissue around.. it's not about how expensive the cream is.. don't LAY it on your scar, RUB it in.. Often. I chimed in and asked, Does this work for stretch marks? He nodded furiously and said, "its not the lotion.. it's the motion. You have to stimulate the subdermal tissue."
So, for the last 9 months I have been massaging cheap cocoa butter violently into my stretch marks on my boobies. My husband says they are MUCH lighter... I have to take his word for it.. I still see them, but he says I would.

Jeramie - posted on 04/26/2010

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The fastest way to fade them I have found is to get a suntan, doesn't help the loose skin, though

Kristin - posted on 04/26/2010

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I've heard that BioOil works too. I believe you can get it at Walgreen's. They never really go away, but they do fade.

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Jena - posted on 06/14/2012

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Is it too late if my stretch marks aren't red anymore to put lotion or try & get rid of them? I remember someone telling me to put lotion on them ONLY if they are new and if they are white it means they are "dead" and too late to do anything to.

Heather - posted on 06/14/2012

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It Works! offers the Ultimate Body Applicator and a Defining Gel which both help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. I didn't believe anything could make a drastic difference in just an hour but the wrap which detoxifies, tightens, and firms really does. I lost two inches off my waist and my stomach was smooth. https://shotwellwraps.myitworks.com

Marisa - posted on 05/04/2010

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MULESTA i got it @ babies r us. its about 40 dollars but really has made improvement on mine. im about to buy my second bottle

Chels - posted on 05/03/2010

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I also heard that its the motion, not the lotion... i use normal moisturiser on mine and they are fading lots - time fades them as well.

Erika - posted on 05/03/2010

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Bio Oil is really good at making the marks lighter...during my first to second trime i was using Hind's Mama...i didn't get any stretchmarks back then until i started getting lazy and forgetful about applying it on...i shouldn't have stopped using it, now my Lo is turning 6mos and I still have the nasty stretchmarks...

Leah - posted on 04/27/2010

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its definetly not genetics, my mom had six kids with no stretch marks anywhere. I had one kid who weigh 5pounds at birth and I had stretch marks. My mom had 9 to 10 pounds kids. SoI guess it just depends on your body and what it can take.

Crystal - posted on 04/27/2010

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i was told by my dr that stretch marks are genetic. so he said that they aren't able to be helped... my mom didn't have any but i still used coco butter anyway and never got any stretch marks the entire pregnancy!

Aarika - posted on 04/27/2010

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Thanks everyone for your comments. I used cocoa butter throughout my entire pregnancy and it didnt work. I posted on another group that im in the same thing and one woman basically said I shouldn't want to get rid of them because it's a memory of your child and yadda yadda yadda. but I wasn't necessarily talking about stretch marks on my belly. I have stretch marks elsewhere that I would like to get rid of. Ive heard bio oil works as well as Mederma but that's a little pricey. yes I have noticed that if you tan they appear to be lighter but that is just because your skin color catches up with the color of your stretch marks. LOL Thanks again everyone!!!!! Guess im just gonna have to try stuff out and see what works for me. :)

Cheryl - posted on 04/27/2010

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I never heard to get a suntan.i use to have stretch marks but you have to work out alot.

Brittnii - posted on 04/26/2010

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ive been using cocoa butter for stretch marks...it take time to work but it does work :D

Leah - posted on 04/26/2010

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Merderma for stretch marks, a little pricey about 30 something but with continuous use my stretch marks started to get lighter and lighter. Hardly noticeable. I think you can find like a a coupon online for it. And its avaible at your local wal mart or those others stores like cvs, rite aid, etc.

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