Getting rid of stretch marks?
June 14, 2007 4:00am CST
Is there anyway you can tell how to get rid of my stretch marks? I gave birth 15 months ago and all my stretch marks have faded they are still very deep. Can anyone offer any advice on this please?
14 Jun 07
According to doctors, stretch marks aren't treatable. You can minimize them by not gaining excess weight in pregnancy, but the greatest determinant of stretch marks is your genes. Some families have a tendency towards them and others don't. Women spend lots of money on creams and lotions that are supposed to prevent or treat stretch marks, but research hasn't shown that anything actually works. The only good news is that over time, stretch marks usually fade to paler silvery lines, and are less noticeable. For now, try to be heartened by the fact that they are signs of the true miracle that your body has accomplished--growing a whole new human.