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Q. How can stretch marks on belly and legs be treated?

Answered by
Dr. Rabia
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 24, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 20-year-old male. I have skin problem. I have stretch marks on my belly area and on legs.

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These are striae (stretch marks). There are many reasons for stretch marks to appear on the body. The most common of which is a growth spurt in teenage years and obesity, weight gain. Other can be disease conditions but they are less likely in the absence of other symptoms. For how long you are having this problem? Apart from the abdomen, do other areas of the body have stretch marks? To correct these marks first thing is to correct the reason behind it. I will suggest you to control your weight. Vitamin C preparation can be used for stretch marks but they will not completely fade away. Once they get less red, then a fractional laser can be done over it.


Probable diagnosis:

Striae.

Treatment plan:

Apply Vitamin C cream over stretch marks over the lesions BD. Take an antihistamine if you have itching.

Preventive measures:

Try to reduce weight.


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