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It is most definetly a sad thing, for ANYONE to get stretch marks. The truth is if you don't have them you are extremely lucky, and I don't think you could ever fully understand what it could do to a person who has them.
I'm 22 years old. Never had a child. Lost and gained weight in the past but am at a helathy BMI. For my height and weight.
I think more then anything this is the one thing I would like to get rid of, and I've been doing research in every aspect and any shape and form possible. I have been apart of this board for quite some time now. I have gotten a lot of helpful information on all types of surgeries, some I'm considering for the future and also some I was considering but without the help of this board may have made a mistake.
So for everyone out there that would like to follow along I am doing this for us and hopefully will find something that will help us.
I am currently perscribed a low does of .05 retin a type cream, i also ordered a derm roller (aka dry needling also used for acne sufferers )and through research have found an all natural vitamin E cream that has all claims to fame in helping with wrinkles and stretch marks.
I am Going to take pictures and post in order to help not only myself with progress but anyone else out there.
Currently I am waiting on my derm roller and will post again after my first dry needling session. I'd also like everyone to know that before taking the plunge and ordering the derma roller (2.0mm) I had my first experience with dry needling 2 weeks ago where I used a regular needle used for insulan shots ( found at walgreens) and dry needled an area where the stretch marks were most visable. To my surprise the next morning my stretch marks were less visible red and a bit swollen but much less visible, and now almost 2 weeks later, the stretch marks seem to be healing themselves slowly which made me spend 75 dollars on a derm roller. I have hope that I will be able to live my life normally one day again soon... in a swim suit...not being uncomfortable in short sleeve shirts wondering if anyone notices them....but most of all for my own confidence and to be the best that i can be for myself, because the people who love me most deserve it. Hope you'll follow along. xoxo
So it's been about a month since I've started needling, I have needled 4 times....and my white strae are starting to improve....I've noticed a little improvement and sometimes I question if it's my mind playing tricks or if they are truly getting narrower and becoming less noticeable and because I slacked on taking photos I can't be 100% sure, but one thing I will say for sure is that when I started rolling I was extremely adamant because of how noticeable they were and now they dont bother me as much so i'm getting lazier about doing the rolling. So honestly i think they are truly disappearing slowly! and hope is slowly building...
I will continue to update will my progres.. tommorow I will take photos from this point moving forward.
Sorry I havent updated as of my first post, a passer by m'ed me about keeping up with the updates and I realized how important this is not just for myself.
Hey BaDunkDreams, I am so glad to hear that you are experiencing great results with the derma roller that you have. For other users who may be interested in the derma and skin rollers that she is talking about I have put the link below. We at Make Me Heal like this derma roller because it has cartridges that are interchangeable and therefore you can try different needle lengths on the roller without having to buy a whole new roller. I also included the link to the interchangeable cartridges below.
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