How Do You Remove Stretch Marks David Reath Knoxville Plastic Surgeon
Hi everybody. I'm David Reath, and I'mgoing to talk about this week's TruthOMeter Tuesday question.The question we asked this week was basically a request from many of you from our previousweek. We asked about things that you wanted to knowabout, and one of the top things was stretch marks.So our question was this, quot;The only truly effective way to treat stretch marks is bysurgically removing the skin that contains the streth marks.quot;I would like to tell you that that was a quot;falsequot; or sort of a toss of a coin, but the factof the matter is, that's true.
The problem is this: stretch marks are reallyscars. And there's no way to eliminate a scar totally either than to remove the skin thatcontains the scar. People have tried different creams, peoplehave tried different salves, people hvae tried laser. None of these things really work onstretch marks. They're still there, and quite honestly I think the results for most of thesethings are not worth what you're going to pay for them.Now it is true that as time goes on stretch marks may fade a little bit, as do scars.But they won't go away unless you remove the skin that contains the scars.So I'm sorry to tell you all that the answer
to that is true. Most of you already knowthis, and got it right. So let's find out who won this week.Britney Phillips. Britney, congratulations, you're this week's winner.You get a $100 gift card, come on into the office. Pick that up. We'd love to see you.I thank everybody for playing this week, we had a great number of responses, and we'regoing to try to come up with a really good, interesting questionfor you again next week. So, see you then.
Why I Love My Stretch Marks
Every woman has stretch marks. (laughs) Like really, every single woman has 'em. (hip hop music) I started noticing my stretchmarks when I started cycling I was probably in high school. I was a freshman in high school. I was walking up the stairs in my house
and my sister was like,something on your stomach. I was like no, those are stretch marks. When you're pregnant,usually everyone associates stretch marks with their belly, but my arms got bigger,'cause I gained 50 pounds. I can't remember thefirst time I realized I had my stretch marks,I've just always had them. i've never been ashamedor embarrassed of my skin
but it felt like I had scars that I didn't want on me. I thought that onlypeople who were pregnant got stretch marks, and onlygot 'em in their stomach and so I thought that something was honestly wrong with me. Well I was pregnant, and I happened to actually lose the baby,
and I didn't gain a lot ofweight from being pregnant, but I gained a lot of weightfrom the depression after so the stretch marks was like a reaction to losing the pregnancy. I've learned to love themjust because they're mine, and that, it shows me that I've grown up, and they make me feel kind of special. They're a reminder that I'm blessed
with a butt that many people would want and so, it just shows that I am a woman. It's funny, I look atthem now and I smile, 'cause they remind meof my first pregnancy and having my first daughter, so it has like good memoriesassociated with them. I really like my stretch marks, mostly because it's a kindof a fun fact about me.
And I love sort of givingthat tidbit to other people I feel like my stretch marks remind me of how much that I havechanged in the past few years, and how much stronger I've gotten. When I look at my stomach, it reminds me that there was once life here, or there can be life here in the future, so I think it's just beautiful