Stretch Marks Be Gone?
Check out this article about stretch marks that ran today in The New York Times. An overview: Even if you’re one of the lucky ones who didn’t develop stretch marks long before you were thinking about having a baby, the unsightly lines affect about 90 percent of pregnant women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says there is no way to prevent stretch marks since they’re caused by a variety of factors, including weight gain, genetics and race. And while many women swear by stretch mark creams during pregnancy, the jury’s still out among experts on whether they really work. The one piece of good news? Once you have the marks, there are treatments like lasers and prescription creams that can help diminish their appearance. And the technology will only continue to get better.
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