Fortunately, old pregnancy marks will fade
(HealthDayNews) -- Along with the joy of pregnancy can come some unhappy thoughts -- like about what you can do to avoid getting those ugly stretch marks.
Nothing, according to the St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers of Indiana. But there is some good news. The marks, which also can be caused by adoloescent growth spurts and rapid weight gain, do fade with time. Also, research shows that applying prescription creams can reduce their visibility, as can laser surgery to remove fat from beneath them.