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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I was wondering, will stretch marks ever go away?

 

Amy

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Dear Amy,

Striae (stretch marks) are stripes or lines that appear when skin stretches rapidly. This can happen when someone grows or develops very quickly (during puberty), gains weight in a short amount of time, or becomes pregnant. Stretch marks are very common. The lines start out as purple or reddish and eventually fade to a silvery color. The texture of the lines feels different than the rest of the skin in the area.

 

While there are creams and products that say they can prevent or repair stretch marks, we do not know of any that work for sure. If stretch marks are really bothering you, talk to a dermatologist (skin doctor). He/she may be able to help.

 

If you notice stretch marks appearing for no particular reason not related to any sort of rapid growth or changes in your body's shape or size ask your health care provider about them.

 

Hope this is helpful,

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BlueishDolphinLove
BlueishDolphinLove
Posted October 27, 2014
I have stretch marks on my stomach and my underarms and they are really annoying me and they make me self conscious because none of my friends have them. Im in no way skinny and I hate getting dressed in front of anyone or undressed because I think they will judge me and it really aggravates me
vickyt12
vickyt12
Posted December 09, 2012
I have stretch marks. Most of my girl friends told me they have them too, and I think most girls do have them for one reason or another. Usually when we go through puberty our hips, shoulders, legs, butts and stuff like that grow pretty quickly and that's where a lot of the stretch marks come from. Nothing to feel embarrassed about. Just think of them like the stripes you've earned for making it through puberty and becoming a woman. :)
twilover
twilover
Posted October 09, 2012
I have strech marks and sometimes iver self consice mostly cause when ever Ihang out with this one girl who is super skinny and by the way I'm in no way skinny... she see some on my shoulders and always.has to ask if they are scars -_-
KenKenKrazie:)
KenKenKrazie:)
Posted July 06, 2012
I have stretch marks on my boobs and thank goodness they're growing but the stretchmarks aren't that noticeable so I'm kinda happy.
micki mouse roxx8
micki mouse roxx8
Posted June 27, 2012
I think i have stretch marks. But i havent gained any weight!!! GRRRRRRR!!! But their not that bad their tiny(:
emeryr
emeryr
Posted June 27, 2012
im 5'8 and only 13 yes i can admit iv'e gained some weight but since iv'e grown so fast i have them behind my legs and back. do u reccomend a certain brand of creme?
HaloKitty13
HaloKitty13
Posted June 11, 2012
i have stretch marks... a lot of them.. but they arent too bad, i guess. they're really red though and have been there for years...
TheVampytech
TheVampytech
Posted January 22, 2012
I have strech marks on my side of my stomach and legs from going to 90lbs to 130lbs can anyone help??? P.S im also 5'5 so im also really tall
bubblelover123
bubblelover123
Posted May 23, 2012
i got them i wish they would leave i heard cocoa butter works
mikiizninjad00d
mikiizninjad00d
Posted January 05, 2012
i have stretch marks on the sides of my legs. /: i wish they would go away.
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