Retin-A for fresh stretch marks

on Dec 10, 2014 @ 02:03 pm

Anyone tried this cream for their fresh pregnancy-caused stretch marks? From what I've read online, there's absolutely no scientific proof that a specific kind of lotion will prevent stretch marks or even improve them. But there has been some studies that show improvement in fresh stretch marks when using Retin-A creams such as Tretinoin cream. Anyone else try this? I know you can't take it while pregnant, I suppose I'd have to ask my doctor about if it's safe during breast feeding.

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There is no help on Dec 10, 2014 @ 03:20 pm

Sadly, scientists have discovered stretch marks happen and there is nothing, no cream or lotion on the market that will take them away. You can moisturize all you want, and over time they will fade some, but will always be with you.
Cosmetic surgery, a filler of sorts like Botox, is all you can do to get rid of them.

Be proud of your stripes, you earned them anyway.

that sucks on Dec 10, 2014 @ 03:31 pm

They did see some reduction with the Retin-A cream, but I imagine it wasn't that big of an improvement. My husband just asked me today if I'm using any kind of lotion or the coconut oil that everyone keeps saying will prevent stretch marks. And I did tell him that there's literally no proof of this and it's all an old-wive's tale. I do know dry skin will stretch worse than moisturized skin, but I always make it a habit to moisturize after a shower. I guess I should just be glad that I wear more modest clothes and I've never worn a bikini in my life, so at least I have nothing to be self-conscious about there ^^ lol And it is in my favour that my skin is super pale, because the stretch marks I had prior to the pregnancy were extremely light and almost invisible after several years.

stretch marks? on Mar 02, 2016 @ 05:26 pm

Retin A does help a little but it is not a miracle. They are pretty well with you for life (your badge of courage)

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