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How do you get rid of stretch marks?

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Get rid of stretch marks by using home remedies, store-bought products and creams or by getting professional treatment. Each individual has different results and reactions from each option.

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  1. Use home remedies on stretch marks

    The most common home remedy is to apply egg whites, potato juice, lemon juice, cocoa butter, olive oil or aloe vera to the affected areas until there are visible signs of improvement.

  2. Buy store-bought products and creams

    The lotion aisles at most stores carry products such as vitamin E cream, castor oil and several lotion brands with labels that state "for stretch marks." These lotions or creams are usually applied to the affected area until the marks are less visible or until they have been eliminated. Each product has instructions for how much product to use and how often to apply it.

  3. Seek professional help

    Professional help includes treatments such as pulsed laser therapy, microdermabrasion, excimer lasers and plastic surgery. Pulsed laser therapy helps to rebuild underlying layers of skin. Microdermabrasion rebuilds the outermost layer of the skin, making the stretch marks less visible. Excimer lasers add more color to stretch marks to help them blend into the skin's natural tone. Plastic surgery is usually a last resort option in which doctors tuck away stretched skin or rebuild stomach muscles and other areas affected by stretch marks.

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