stretch marks


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stri·'ae cu·'tis dis·ten·'sae

bands of thin wrinkled skin, initially red but becoming purple and white, which occur commonly on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs at puberty and/or during and following pregnancy, and result from atrophy of the dermis and overextension of the skin; also associated with ascites and Cushing syndrome.
Purplish ‘stripes’ on the lower abdomen, thighs, iliac crests and breasts in pregnancy and after corticosteroid excess, which whiten after birth, but do not disappear

stretch marks

A popular name for STRIAE.
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Palmer's stable of stretch mark care products for the expectant mom include Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks, Massage Cream for Stretch Marks and Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks.
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In a clinical study, 80% of participants reported visible improvement in the overall appearance of their stretch marks after using Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy as directed.
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PREGNANT PAMPER: SECOND TRIMESTER YOUR bump will grow at a dramatic rate, so this is the time to really invest in stretch mark prevention by keeping your skin smooth and supple with nourishing potions.
A cream containing Centella asiatica extract, vitamin E, and collagen hydrolysates doesn't prevent new stretch marks but might avoid additional stretch marks in women who had already developed them during puberty.
The good news is that, with time, stretch marks do fade some and blend in more," says Dr.
Stretch marks are tiny tears under the skin caused by extreme stretching, but you can limit their appearance with daily perseverance.
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I GAVE birth a year ago and am covered with stretch marks.
NEW FROM MEDERMA IS STRETCH MARKS THERAPY, designed to reduce discoloration and improve texture while enhancing the softness of stretch-marked skin.