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stretchmarks on teens - do they go?

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Armpitt Sat 17-Jan-15 20:59:17

SON - slim and tall

Horrible stretch marks on his back, he is 14, will they go?

Seriouslyffs Sat 17-Jan-15 21:01:51

They fade.
shock and sad that you describe them as horrible though. My teenagers have all had them to varying degrees and moisturising, particularly Bio oil helps, smelly though.

fedupandfeelingold Sat 17-Jan-15 21:03:09

Mine on hips faded but not for MANY years

Armpitt Sat 17-Jan-15 21:03:17

well you wouldnt choose to have them!

piggychops Sat 17-Jan-15 21:03:26

They go sort of silvery so become barely noticeable.

Timeforabiscuit Sat 17-Jan-15 21:05:45

Yes they do - both myself and dh had them, in both cases started very angry and red, then started fading and they are a slight dent in the skin and silvery.

This did take a good few years, especially when you're still growing and developing.

People did recommend bio oil etc, but I didn't really see the point as they fade naturally anyway.

HansieLove Sat 17-Jan-15 21:07:35

My son grew fast as a teen. He is a handsome 42 year old now. He is thin, 6'3", and cycles as a hobby. He got and still has stretch marks, on the side of his chest, on his thighs, I think on his upper arms.
DS1 reached my height at age 13, he is 6'1.5". DS2 reached my height at age fourteen but continued to grow into college years.

ShatnersBassoon Sat 17-Jan-15 21:08:30

They'll fade. They're not horrible, just an unavoidable part of growing for many people. Don't make him think they're ugly sad

Armpitt Sat 17-Jan-15 21:09:09

this one is 5;11 at 14

8.5 stone!

Armpitt Sat 17-Jan-15 21:09:37

oh ffs of course i havent said they are ugly

Armpitt Sat 17-Jan-15 21:10:35

on his back

WinnieTheBitch Sat 17-Jan-15 21:13:14

Pretty much insulted everyone with "horrible stretch marks"

ethelb Sat 17-Jan-15 21:15:58

Mine didn't fade until my early 20s. Sorry.

I think men don't expect them but my DP has them on his hips and they similarly didn't fade.

Armpitt Sat 17-Jan-15 21:25:03

i think you'll survive the 'offence'

superpoodle Sat 17-Jan-15 21:31:00

Older brother had bad ones (he's talk about 6ft5) and they've completely gone (he may still be able to tell if there's any there but nobody else can). He did use bio oil on them but I'm not sure how religiously he applied it as he was a teenage boy that barely could manage a shower grin. They were very thick and red when he was younger.

I got ones on hips, thighs, boobs and behind knees. Boobs and hips gone but behind knees very silver and thighs still red and noticeable.

Youngest sister seems to have none at all!!!

superpoodle Sat 17-Jan-15 21:32:27

I would encourage him not be self conscious about them as loads of people have them and they will more than likely fade to nothing once he's stopped growing.

Armpitt Sat 17-Jan-15 21:33:35

i have none, so am not very au fait with it all. he hasnt ever commented on them, I just saw them, he has grown SO fast this year...

Cool they will go.

FortyFacedFuckers Sat 17-Jan-15 21:35:21

Nope I had some on the back of my legs & my thighs when I was a teen and at 28 they have faded but definitely still there.

WanderingTrolley1 Sat 17-Jan-15 21:39:30

I started getting them as a teenager, too. They're still there, 20+ years later.

Lovetheleaves Sun 18-Jan-15 09:06:55

2 out of my children have them. One of them is very self conscious about going swimming though. Other doesn't care less.

Haffdonga Sun 18-Jan-15 09:15:26

Ds has them just like his df. Ds (18) has long red stripes. Dh (48) now has fine silver lines.

ChippingInLatteLover Sun 18-Jan-15 09:19:24

I had forgotten all about them! Yes, I had some as a teen and they aren't there now. I'm not sure when they vanished. I don't know why I had them either, I wasn't overweight and I certainly didn't grow quickly at any stage.

specialsubject Sun 18-Jan-15 14:27:46

stretch marks either vanish or not, depending on your personal skin and genetics. No evidence AT ALL that any of the peddled snake oil does everything.

life isn't photoshop. Live with it.

tilliebob Sun 18-Jan-15 15:15:36

My DS1 at 15 has horrendous deep stretch marks on his back too. Hoc says they'll fade. They itch like hell sometimes - I put E45 cream on them. I've also put Bio-oil on them too. I've never seen such stretch marks and I've had 3 dcs

usualsuspect333 Sun 18-Jan-15 15:20:16

My Ds had them on his back at about the same age as yours Armmpit. I wondered what the bloody hell they were when I first noticed them.

He is still very slim but you can hardly see the stretchmarks now he's 22.

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