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Stretch Marks Treatment Options
What is a stretch mark?
Stretch marks are tears in the dermis. The resulting depression can be either red (early stage) or white (final stage).
Treating red stretch marks can help lessen their obviousness early on. Older marks which no longer contain pigment can be improved with fractional resurfacing
What can I do to get rid of red stretch marks?
Vbeam is the most commonly used laser for treating red marks of almost every kind, including scars such as stretch marks (medically termed as striae). Vbeam is a vascular laser and targets the small red blood vessels with very focused heat. The heat seals the vessels and the body systems carries away the remainder.
The redness will be resolved but the actual tear in the dermis won't be corrected.
How can I get rid of white stretch marks?
How much improvement can I expect from Fraxel or eMatrix?
Fraxel or eMatrix are procedures that are repeated over a number of months. Why? The body reacts to heat treatments with a build of new collagen. Each subsequent treatment causes another collagen reaction, so over time you will see some softening of the stretch mark. No laser or resurfacing system can completely eliminate a tear, but your skin will look smoother and the marks will be less obvious. Expect 6 to 8 treatments for maximum response.
Stretch marks are one of the most challenging problems women face. The fractional laser process takes time, and treatments are spread out over months. But persistence and patience pays off with smoother skin and less visible marks, plus improved pigmentation blending.
Visit us for a complimentary consult to determine how well Fraxel may be in helping to return your skin to a more normal appearance.