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Topic Title: Retin-A and Glycolic Acid
Created On: 07/30/2013 11:49 AM
 10/16/2013 10:51 AM

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I have used Retin-A and glycolic acid through the years, though not for stretch marks. I must admit, I was pleased with both products. I suffer with facial spots and minor scarring, and these exfoliates helped, albeit at a moderate level.

Even so, be careful, as the skin can seem sensitive and become significantly more delicate (and I do not have sensitive skin). Actually, it is best to use the products sparingly and wear sunscreen when out in the sun.:-)
 07/30/2013 11:49 AM

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Stretch marks can be especially difficult to remove once they have formed. Actually, they are a type of scar, and inadequate circulation may have contributed to their formation. I recently read about two popular wrinkle treatments that also minimize stretch marks. The products are cost effective and appear to work. They are as follows:

Retin-A. Retin-A seems to have impressive success decreasing the appearance of new stretch marks. You will likely need a prescription for this product. This cream (or gel) boosts collagen and repairs damaged skin. It is important to stay out of the sun while using Retin-A, and do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.

Glycolic Acid. Glycolic acid increases collagen production and improves skin elasticity. It comes in different strengths, and milder concentrations are available in certain stores. Again, stay away from the sun if using this product.

This could be a great place to start before going on to more expensive treatments. Good luck!

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