Posted 10/11/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -7)
I've avoided them in most places except under my arms and my endo said they were from my hashimotos hypothyroidism and that they can go away. I imagine prednisone would do that too. I use a good quality cream with collagen and elastin, like St. Ives, a gel formulation is best and every night religiously do my whole body. I have to, my skin is very very dry. Also, alphahydroxy creams, and they don't have to be the expensive ones work well. I also found when I lost weight they were less visible, not that I've been very successful at that recently. If you can afford it , you might want to see what options your dermatologist might have. If they can make these aging stars look like teenagers, there must be something they can do for us! Well, even with the ritual, I still have my stretch marks but they don't look as bad and haven't gotten worse at least. If you can't tan, I've heard that new jergens self tanning product is quite good. Possible exercise and massage might help the target area as well. Other women swear on cocoa butter. Pure cocoa butter. I think collagen and elastin is better, but that's me. Hope it helps.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments