CARING FOR STRETCH MARKS
The best way is to keep them from appearing in the first place. Mederma® scar gel increases the moisture content of skin. Moisturized, supple skin is more elastic and less apt to form stretch marks. If you're pregnant, you may begin using it as soon as the second trimester. For existing stretch marks, experts believe that the most effective way to reduce them is to begin care as soon as possible, preferably when the marks first form1. But even those with older stretch marks have options to improve how they look and feel.
Dermatologists and researchers report that:
Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about options that might be best for you.
1. Striae Distensae (Stretch Marks) and Different Modalities of Therapy: An Update, Dermatologic Surgery, April 2009.
2. SKINmed: Dermatology for the Clinician, April 2010.