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How can I remove stretch marks?

Q: I am a 24 years old male. Please tell me how should I remove stretch marks in places like my arms, abdomen and thigh? I have these since the past 5 years.

A:From what you say, I understand that you are having striae distensae. These stretch lines appear due to the skins inability to cope up with the speed of growth of the underlying muscle/fat. As a result of this tensile stretch the collagen fibres in the skin tend to break and cause stretch marks. Aloe vera may not help as much as topical tretinoin. I suggest you try local application of 0.05 percent tretinoin cream.

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