For so many of us, stretch marks are like a dirty little secret we never want revealed. They can be embarassing, difficult to hide and even more difficult to get rid of. We got the low down on stretch marks and Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy from Dr. Zoe Draelos, a clinical and research dermatologist based in High Point, North Carolina who specializes in skin, hair and nails.
Q: What are the common causes for stretch marks in women?
A: Stretch marks are very common and can occur when skin is stretched beyond a certain degree - such as during pregancy, growth spurts or weight increase when connective tissue is disrupted and can show unattractive red marks on the skin's surface. The vast majority of women ages 18 to 49 years of age either currently have stretch marks or have had them. Approximately 90% of pregnant women and 70% of adolescent females have stretch marks.
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Q: We've all heard of using cocoa butter, lotions and creams to get rid of stretch marks, what makes Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy different?
A: The proprietary botanical extract, Cepalin, within Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy (essentially onion extract) contains flavanoids, a type of anti-oxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains sulfur, which fights bacteria and infection and a moisturizing skin to help rehydrate skin.
Q: What results can people expect?
A: Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy can improve discoloration, softness and texture so that your stretch marks are less noticeable. If you use it twice a day you should begin to see improvement in about 4 weeks. In a clinical study, 80% of participants who used it for 12 weeks noticed visible improvement in the appearance of their stretch marks.
It seems every woman I know has battled these pesky marks and other skin problems with various treatments. Would you give this new therapy a try?
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