My doctor just prescribed me Retin-A for my out-of-hand stretch marks. (Thank you Son) All this time and I didn't know there was a cream to get rid of them!!! After a little research, I guess this stuff really works wonders on stretch marks and loose skin. I know there are a lot of other mommies on this site, so I had to share! And the best part is; since it's actually for the treatment of acne, my insurance covered it and it only cost me 5 bucks!!!
I've used RA my whole life due to acne and although the acne got the best of me at times, using RA payoff--- I def have the least amount of lines among my friends. Soooo you might want to dab some of that on your face each night.
And yes, my dr suggest using it on any scar. I used it after a case of poison ivy this past summer and those marks are long gone.
Just make sure you don't get preg while using it! It has a high incidence of birth defects.
I LOVE my tummy stretch marks from my pregnancy!! I consider them (along with my Ceasarean scar) a right of passage. I would never try to get rid of mine.
keller: you are a better woman than I. I love my kids to bits, but the s'marks are grotesque. My B&*^^tchy skinny sister (whom I love dearly, actually) didn't get any-I'm soooo jealous!
I'm not better...it's just my experience. I am lucky though and don't have loose skin from the stretching. It's all individual. I just happen to love mine, and I can still see the very first one I got, a L-shaped one. I was at the chiropractor's office and had to have him confirm that was what it was. I also have a skinny sister. I was always the healthy, muscular one...so she made my life hell. But she's now got mega mental problems...so I think I'm happy where I am.