01-15-2005, 05:36 PM #1
MESSY need your help :( D*mn stretch marks...! (Picture inside)
Ive never discussed this before, im a lil embaressed so keep this serious please guys
Well ive been getting stretch marks on my shoulders lately, ive LOST fat so im confused as to why this is happening... i hate the look of stretch marks... is there any way to get rid of them? Like oils? Or?
My Stats are
20 years old
Heres a pic of the worst of it! (sorry for quality, its my crappy cam)
Ive actually lost like 20lbs of fat over the past few months, i have increased muscle though... so is this the sole cause?
As i said guys i wanna keep this serious, im looking for some help please
Thanks a tonne everyone!
01-15-2005, 05:57 PM #2Originally Posted by MESSY_UK
Since you don't carry a lot of fat on your shoulders, I would say the weight loss has nothing to do with it. It is the fact you gained muscle, and you are probably prone to them (so am I). The only thing I have noticed that helps is to just start using lotion everday......if you keep the skin moist it will stretch easier and hopefully you won't get the marks anymore. The only place I have them really bad are the corners of my arm pits and a little on the inside of my bicep. Don't worry bro, all it means is that you're growing
01-15-2005, 05:59 PM #3
Messy, Vitamin E oil is renounded for helping with problems like this. especially the oil you get from the tablets, just break them open and rub it on, it takes a while but it does help. Good luck bro.
01-15-2005, 06:00 PM #4Originally Posted by LeanMeOut
So where you say about the lotion making the skin moist.. would it be a good idea to maybe give them a rub with some lotion before and after workouts?
01-15-2005, 06:04 PM #5Originally Posted by seanw
01-15-2005, 06:07 PM #6Originally Posted by MESSY_UK
I use lotion with coco butter and vitamin e in it. You can really just get the regular old vitamin e lotion that is cheaper..... as long as you keep the skin moist it should help a lot. Also, for the ones you already have.... try some of the stuff they make for pregnant women. Maderma is a good one. Good luck bro
01-15-2005, 06:08 PM #7Originally Posted by MESSY_UK
01-15-2005, 06:09 PM #8
Actually I just had a thought, my wife used to use a thing called "Wool Fat" when she was pregnant, she would just rub the cream all over her stomach. I will research that one for you
01-15-2005, 06:11 PM #9
01-15-2005, 06:14 PM #10Retired Vet
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Yeah, you can also get body wash with cocoa butter as well... the more the better...
LMO and I both are prone as hell.. sucks balls lol..
01-15-2005, 06:16 PM #11
OK sio wool fat is another name for Lanolin. This kind of explains it http://www.possumplus.co.nz/merino.htm and this sounds like its got everything you need in it. https://www.inventiveparent.com/tumm...ksolutions.htm
Ignore the fact that its girlie stuff, if it works who cares. If anybody on her hangs sh!t on you, tell them to fuk off !!!!!
01-15-2005, 06:24 PM #12Originally Posted by seanw
01-15-2005, 06:25 PM #13
I also get it slightly down near my forearm, you know? like the middle bit... i dont understand why that would get them too... i didnt think it could get bigger, quickly enough for it to happen
01-15-2005, 06:33 PM #14Anabolic Member
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Well it's best to fight stretch marks before they appear, but like me you are **** outta luck there. I hear that olive oil is also good for making the skin more elastic. That's what I use now.
01-15-2005, 06:35 PM #15
Have you tried Retin-A? I have some monster stretch marks that seem to have come out of nowhere...
At first retin A seems to make it worse, but after a month i swear they could be gone..
01-15-2005, 06:36 PM #16Originally Posted by yooo
01-15-2005, 06:37 PM #17VET Retired
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Coacoa butter worked well for me.
01-15-2005, 06:38 PM #18Originally Posted by big k.l.g
01-15-2005, 06:41 PM #19Originally Posted by MESSY_UK
01-15-2005, 06:46 PM #20Originally Posted by yooo
01-15-2005, 06:47 PM #21
Vit E oil, 10,000IU
01-15-2005, 06:49 PM #22
I appricate all the help everyone!!! You guys are great
01-15-2005, 07:22 PM #23Originally Posted by MESSY_UK
Go tanning in the mean time! good luck bro
01-15-2005, 07:26 PM #24Originally Posted by yooo
01-15-2005, 07:35 PM #25Originally Posted by MESSY_UK
01-15-2005, 07:38 PM #26Originally Posted by seanw
01-15-2005, 08:18 PM #27
Stretchmarks don't tan all that well.
Try a product designed to heal or minimize scars. It can be expensive but worth it if they bother you too much.
Prevention is the best medicine. Keep your skin moisturized with lotion high in Vit E and Cocoa butter. Think of them as a badge of honor....you earned them through your hard work.
My boyfriend has one I noticed the other day on his arm...but it's right on a vein so it's hard to see.
Originally Posted by yooo
01-15-2005, 08:30 PM #28
Here's the good news bro... your growing, here's the bad news... there is nothing you can do to make strech marks better. I sold lasers for several years. and worked with Plastic surgeons all day long. I knew about 50 of them, and not a single one knew what to do with Strech marks.
GOod luck bro
01-16-2005, 12:36 AM #29Originally Posted by Jdawg50
But for real, unfortunately, hes probably right..there is no real solution..
01-16-2005, 12:53 AM #30
One word: Neosporin. It's used to treat scar tissue. It helped me quite a bit. A good amount of tanning, and daily applications should work it out. It's what's helped me most when I had them shooting down my bicep from my shoulder.
01-16-2005, 03:34 AM #31
thank god I am not prone to them!
01-18-2005, 12:09 AM #32
Yeah man, they are scars.. cant get rid of them.. these creams an stuff might take the redness away but the white-ish scar remains. maybe in a few years they will find a way to completely get rid of scars thru plastic surgery
01-20-2005, 10:03 PM #33
you should thank god if your not prone to them.. i have them on my arms and i cant get my mind to train anymore bc i hate those ****ers...iam thinknig of tatooing over them with a light color of my skin tone which is called "buff" by my tattoo artist im thinking of tatting em up in about a month or so...and yup bro there going to be there for a while just tthank god you dont have them on your arms like my ass.. ihavent worn a tight shirt to show off my 18 guns since feb 04 bro
01-22-2005, 11:12 PM #34
**** i have tiny ones on my armpit that are unnoticeable took forever to get them!
You Guys should just thank yourselves there only in that spot. I got into a mean car reck and lost 50 pounds in 1-2 weeks. It took a while to get it back but now I have HORRID stretch marks near my groin it looks horrible ive been using vit E with no success im going to try maderma next.
01-23-2005, 11:17 PM #35
I'm prone to them also, I have them on my arms/chest and my legs(really bad)
and I have used lotions and all of that stuff but it hasnt helped at all. Tanning does seem to make them less noticeable.
01-23-2005, 11:35 PM #36Originally Posted by rambo
Yup it helped mine as well....... between lotion, maderma, and neosporin mine have faded quite a bit under my arm pits.
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