Post # 1
So, long story short, I got a few stretch marks (okay, more than a few) when I gained weight after switching to a different kind of birth control. I recently switched back, but the damage has been done. They’re in about a 2.5″ by 2″ spot on both thighs, way up high–can wear shorts, but a bathing suit exposes them. I noticed some teeny tiny ones back in June on my right thigh but thought they were marks from one of the cats always sitting on my lap (she has lead paws, seriously).
I’ve been using cocoa butter on them religiously for the past two weeks and was using some of the Palmer’s oil stuff for a month before that, but I haven’t noticed much difference. How long does it take for them to fade? They’re still all pink/purple and angry-looking and it’s really grossing me out.
Post # 3
Mine never really went away on my thighs, although they have lightened over the years. I started getting them when I was around 10 because I would go through a huge growth spurt in a really short period of time. The ones on my boobs went way down though (I seriously sprouted from an AA to a C overnight) after a couple of years.
I’m pretty sure 95% of women have stretch marks, though! For the record I’m 5’0 and 100 pounds so even us tiny ones are cursed with those ugly little marks. I really wouldn’t worry too much about them, especially since fall and winter are coming up so they will be covered 🙂
Post # 4
I’m just depressed because I’ve NEVER had them…I mean, I have a little cellulite (who doesn’t?) but never stretch marks, ever. =/ I know most women have them, but I look at ’em and I want to cry because they’re horribly unattractive, and it’s just one more thing (along with the 15 damn pounds I gained because the monophasic birth control seriously messed up my hormones). Bah.
Thanks for the reassurance, though. 🙂
Post # 5
I never had stretch marks, until I had kids. What worked for me was Mederma. I used it religiously. I can barely see them now. My Fiance says he can’t see them, but I think he is just being nice. Here is a link that gives you a little bit of information about it.
Review: Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy
Post # 6
I think I might have totally missed that at Walgreens…when I have more cash, I will definitely give it a try. 🙂
Post # 7
Hey, not much advice, but just wanted to say that everyone gets them… don’t get yourself down. They WILL eventually fade, but they won’t ever disappear so it’s better to just come to terms with them. I’m pretty slim and have had them since going through puberty, even though I never had a growth spurt or put on loads of weight… they are just inherited I think. If it makes you feel any better, I work in fashion and I have seen them on the skinniest models!