Laser Stretch Mark Removal

Laser stretch mark removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses a fractional laser to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the skin. Stretch marks are a common skin condition that occur when the skin stretches rapidly, often due to pregnancy, weight gain, or growth spurts. The laser used in the procedure delivers high-energy light that penetrates the skin deep in the dermis and stimulates the production of collagen, which can help to improve the texture and appearance of the stretch marks. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis and requires multiple treatment sessions for optimal results. It is important to note that laser stretch mark removal may not completely eliminate stretch marks but can significantly reduce their appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Stretching of the skin
  • Puberty
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight change
  • Hormonal changes

Mild swelling and redness, Changes in skin color. If you have darker skin, resurfacing may cause your skin to become temporarily darker. Rarely, this procedure can cause blistering or scarring.

For fractional resurfacing treatment, it is recommended that you have anywhere between 6 to 8 sessions to treat older stretch marks that are whitish in colour. Treatments are usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart and optimal results are visible in approximately 2-3 months post-treatment. Microdermabrasion is recommended for more recent stretch marks that are still reddish, purplish, or darker in colour. It is a safe and gentle way to help rejuvenate, smooth, and repair the skin.

The discomfort that most people experience during laser stretch mark removal treatment is minimal, but each person is different. Heat will be felt and there will be some redness post treatment. This normally fades within 2-24 hours depending on the size of area being treated.

There is no downtime. Most people resume their regular activities immediately following treatment.

Avoid the following activities for one to two weeks prior to treatment:

    • Any creams or lotions that contain a chemical exfoliate, such as Retin-A or Glycolic or Salicylic Acid.
    • Tanning sprays or self-tanners
    • Tanning bed or lying out in the sun
    • Waxing

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