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Reply From Melissa, Age 17 - 08/08/11 - IP#: 24.2.110.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I've always seen those commercials for Mederma, which helps lessen the appearance of scars and stretch marks. I've been using the Walgreens version of Mederma...it's cheaper. I haven't noticed a significant difference but I just barely started using it. You could also schedule an appointment with a dermotologist and ask them what they would use to get rid of them.

Reply From Marina, Age 23 - 06/01/11 - IP#: 70.54.150.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Coming from someone who started at 237lbs and currently weighs 127lbs I can tell you first hand what that's like.
The truth is...it's not that bad! You'll feel soooo much better about yourself overall anyway. The stretch marks will fade dramatically. There might be a subtle hint of some...but the ones that do remain won't be terribly obvious. Even so, you learn to dress your body in flattering ways...there are very few things that you "can't" wear...but seriously, who cares? You feel great anyway.
As long as you're exercising and losing the weight slowly, saggy skin is extremely minimal. You may have a little in your trouble spots, but once again, you just learn to dress to impress!
Fortunately, youth is on your side! Your skin still has the elasticity to return to normal! Just keep on your journey & don't worry about that stuff...in the end you'll see it was all still worth it!!

Reply From Amanda, Age 22 - 05/31/11 - IP#: 63.135.9.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
You're definitely not alone! As for the stretch marks, they disappear. trust me. i was covered in them, and now theyre invisible. the only time you can see them is if you look closely, they look a little silvery thats about it. I have a little bit of extra skin, but not a noticeable amount. you cant tell unless you pinch it. Just make sure to stay hydrated and drink water and your skin with shrink with you. usually it's people who lose over 100 pounds that have the worst cases, and you're still young and your skin is still elastic enough to bounce back. Trust me on this, you'll look great. If you want to help fade the stretch marks and keep your skin healthy moisturize with cocoa butter or that scar fading cream. I hope I helped, and good luck :)

From Caty, Age 14 - 07/29/04 - IP#: 68.33.204.xxx  go to original board
r raisens supposed 2 b good 4 u? i no they count as a serving of fruit, but they hav alot of carbs and sugar, but 0 fat. also will stretch marks fade away? i hav a tip if u hav stretch marks that r red. put on som foundation (makeup) that matches ur skin tone nd the redness should b less noticable. but can u make it go away?

Reply From JS, Age 12 - 06/20/04 - IP#: 148.167.126.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
while thier is no way to completly rid yourself of SM's, you can go to your dermatoligyst and get precription cream. it works better then overthecounter cream. u can also use OTC creams, thier generally cheap and work decently.

Reply From Rachel, Age 14 - 06/20/04 - IP#: 24.31.201.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
You can't completely get rid of stretch marks unless you get like... microderm abrasion or somethin but that's expensive. you can buy stretch mark cream to ligthen them up and they'll fade with time.

Reply From anne, Age 17 - 06/16/04 - IP#: 216.66.107.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
bleach them? um- no...losing a bit of fat and letting your skin have a break from the stretching might help a bit. otherwise just keep them mousturized everyday and let them lighten naturally...it happens over time

Reply From Ray Ray, Age 13 - 03/15/04 - IP#: 66.67.111.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Strech marks are red or white lines where your skin has to strech becuase you grew faster then your skin did. You can use things to make them fade but they will never totally go away. *Ray*Ray*

Reply From anne, Age 16 - 11/07/03 - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
stretch marks are lines on your body that are either a shade darker or a shade lighter then your skin color depending on how long they've been there and how much they've healed. acctually it's weird but i have stretch marks on my breasts and they're indented but they're white.

Reply From anne, Age 16 - 11/05/03 - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
don't dispair! just work hard at losing that stuff and like veronica said that cocoa butter sticks that you can get at a beauty shop makes the stretch marks less visible. i'm going to try it as soon as i get to a beauty shop. good luck!

From Veronica, Age 17 - 11/03/03 - IP#: 67.65.152.xxx  go to original board
Just to let everyone know that cocoa butter works wonderfully for stretch marks, I have a couple and I've used a pure cocoa butter stick and it has really helped. It also help in balancing out my complexion. The green tea so far is helping too (I drink it every morning with my breakfast with just a tsp. of honey, sugars are so high in carbs =(). I have lost weight a little faster than usual, so I guess its helping my metabolism.

Reply From Jayme, Age 15 - 10/06/03 - IP#: 63.245.182.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
you can put makeup on it if you want but if you want to get rid of the strech marks then go and get some vitimin lotion and start rubbin it on there for a while and you will notice it gradualy goes away!!!!!!!

Reply From Jay, Age 14 - 09/19/03 - IP#: 172.203.169.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
usually pregnant woman, people u have gained a lot of weight in a short time, and people who have grown taller in a short amount of time get them and its when ure skin stretches out ive heard that baby oil can help prevent them and make them go away...but i dont know if thats true....or u just wait till they go away after awhile altho i got some on my love handles in july and they still havent gone away

Reply From Trishelle, Age 14 - 08/18/03 - IP#: 67.73.174.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
ive heard that cocoa butter gets rid of stretch marks an if you dont use anything then with time they will get lighter an lighter.

Reply From Leigh - 07/07/03 - IP#: 65.163.106.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
You get stretch marks on your body when you gain weight too fast or have a baby like
Patrick said. I have stretch marks on the sides of my tummy and on the insides of my legs and small ones all over my stomach