FDA Approved Stretch Mark Treatment
Fractional laser treatment of stretch marks improves skin color, tone and overall appearance in a series of scheduled treatments. In 30 minutes, stretch marks can be improved by selectively treating collagen in the dermis. The non-ablative laser improves the appearance by stimulating collagen with light. This minimizes epidermal injury for minimal downtime. Temporary redness and swelling in the treated area resolves in 24-48 hours. During the treatment session, a topical anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort from the laser. Adjusting parameters treats any skin type.
The physician can discuss the treatment intensity and frequency of sessions. Most patients see improvement in 3 sessions. Depending on the severity of stretch marks, some patients will need 4 or 5 sessions for maximal improvement. Long lasting, durable results are typical in stretch marks after pregnancy, weight loss and puberty.