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Can you get rid of stretch marks?

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A person can fade stretch marks with the use vitamin E, shea butter, tretinoin cream or pulsed laser therapy. However, it's impossible to eliminate all traces of stretch marks.

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Tretinoin cream works for stretch marks by rebuilding collagen and helping skin heal. However, it is only useful in the first six weeks of getting stretch marks, and pregnant women are cautioned against using it. Pulsed laser therapy is another method that diminishes new stretch marks by enhancing collagen.

Microdermabrasion is a process that applies small crystals to the skin and sucks them away, resulting in new skin growth. Excimer lasers help the body produce melanin, which provides balance to a patient's skin color.

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