"Although my stretch marks were 39 years old, they remained bright red. Help finally came when Dr. Pilest used the Vbeam laser." Mary Ann F. (Vbeam Laser)
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Fraxel Laser for Stretch Marks
Stretch Mark Laser
Stretch Marks represent a tear in the dermis. Early stretch mark treatment improves the potential outcome, but stretch marks of any age can be improved.
Fraxel's technology of collagen "remodeling" is an FDA approved treatment to improve the appearance of stretchmarks. New collagen production fills in the stretchmark from the bottom up to help it becomre more level with undamaged skin and therefore less obvious.
Stretch marks are persistently difficult to treat, but with some dedication and willingness to follow the treatment timeline and plan, you'll be rewarded with skin that is smoother and more uniform in color.
Fraxel Stretch Mark Treatment Plan
Your treatment plan will consist of 5 to 10 sessions of the Fraxel Restore Erbium laser. The number of treatments will be determined by the severity of your stretch marks and the extensiveness of the area involved.
Treatments are spaced 4 to 5 weeks apart. If you have skin with a predisposition for hyper pigmentation, you will use pigment suppressors before, during and after the treatment process. Patients who are more likely to experience post treatment pigmentation are Asian, Persian, Hispanic, South American and Southern European.
Throughout the process, no matter what your skin type, you must protect your skin from the sun with a recommended sun block. Skin "in treatment" is more susceptible to sun damage and pigmentation.
Are Stretch Marks Preventable?
To a certain degree you can minimize the development of stretch marks by keeping your skin moisturized. During pregnancy or weight gain, skin will stretch. Skin that is kept moist (cocoa butter creams, lotions, etc) will have more "give" and experience fewer marks during times of growth, pregnancy, muscle development and weight increases.
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