dont think people realise the severity of stretch marks!I mean if you were say for example your face was scarred people would be much more understanding of the psychological damage this would do to someone,i am not trying to say my situation or stretch marks are worse than anybody elses,i know that there are people suffering with terrible diseases and obviously i would rather have these marks than have to suffer with a terminal disease but i think more understanding is needed when it comes to these bloddy marks!
You are so right about facial scars. Honestly, surgery for stretch marks should be covered or partially covered under insurance. Because for people who have them severely in inconvienient places like the arms or legs--it sucks to have to cover up and be hot ALL FREAKIN SUMMER due to the scars because that is exactly what they are. I know there are some of you out there that probably have to wear clothing in summer that is more suited for Fall due to stretch marks.
I am thankful that I can at least wear shorts and mini skirts. Thank god for that or i'd just be a hermet and stay in all summer long. Although, it sucks because whenever I go shopping for a shirt everything is shortsleeves. Its not the designers fault unfortunate ppl like me have scars on their arms
But it really depresses me. I have to stock up on really sexy shirts during the Fall and mix them up with a pair of shorts or cute mini skirts. Although, I am starting to think more positive b/c I am going to save up my money for Relume, and try to erase these suckers for good.
Laser surgery--I've been reading about this 'supposedly' breakthrough in laser sugery for stretch marks called Relume. You should defintely ask your doctor about that. I've been reading about this, and although I am very vulnerable to believe anything it is still worth a try. I am going to start saving my money up to have this procedure done. I went to my local news station site and could not find any information about it. All their info regarding stretch marks were the same run of the mill,"nothing can get rid of stretch marks. try cocoa butter to fade blah blah cheesecakes." Its so depressing.
I am just sick of rubbing lotions on my body. My sister has them on her stomach from having a baby,and she used cocoa butter religiously everyday while she was pregnant (before she got the stretchmarks) and still got them. I think that if you're prone to get stretch marks you're just gonna get them regardless of waht you put on your skin. Sorry if this depresses some of you but its true. All the talk about drinking plenty of water and exercise to prevent them is not realistic. Growing up, you don't think about stuff like that and once you get them it is a total surprise. There are people out there who are way bigger than me and don't take care of their bodies and don't have any stretch marks. Their skin is strong and has a lot of elasticity. [/quote]