Although there are several creams and ointments on the market that claim to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, none have proven to be successful. Stretch marks are naturally hard to treat, especially mature, white stretch marks.
Fortunately, new laser technologies are effectively reducing the appearance of even the toughest of stretch marks. Whether stretch marks are from pregnancy, hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, or something else, we can help.
How does it work?
Due to the nature of stretch marks, no amount of treatment can make them disappear completely. However, with the combination of different lasers and light-based therapies, the appearance of stretch marks can be drastically reduced.
Lasers are most effective on stretch marks that are still red in color. Laser energy can target and help reduce red pigmentation, changing the skin back to a uniform color. Older stretch marks can be treated by emitting light that encourages the skin to produce more natural pigmentation, lessening the appearance of the marks.
Laser stretch mark treatments are performed on an outpatient basis in our offices. Depending on the laser being used for your case, you may or may not need topical numbing cream. Patients typically describe feeling a light snapping sensation. You may resume all normal activities immediately after treatment.
The number of sessions needed to achieve results varies depending on your particular case. Usually, older stretch marks will require more treatments over time to achieve the best results. Your condition will be assessed and a treatment plan will be recommended at your consultation.
Laser therapy is intended to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Although all patients will see improvement, results will vary. For more information on stretch mark laser therapy and to make an appointment for a consultation today, please call our office. We will be happy to assist you!