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Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks

Laser Stretch Mark Treatment for Clearer Skin with Smooth, Natural Texture

Millions of women have stretch marks, which occur normally as a result of puberty, pregnancy, hormonal changes and weight gain. This fact does little to alleviate the embarrassment that most women feel at the appearance of these unsightly striations on their skin.

Until now there were few options for stretch mark treatments. Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared Palomar's fractional laser treatment for stretch marks, practitioners now have an excellent aesthetic solution for their clients.

Palomar's fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing laser minimizes the appearance of stretch marks with no downtime. The Lux1540 laser handpiece improves the unsightly color and skin texture associated with stretch marks, leaving clients with smoother, better-looking skin.

The Palomar Solution Before & After Photos Clinical Studies

For stretch mark treatment, the Lux1540 handpiece delivers an array of high-precision microbeams to create deep, narrow columns of coagulation in the epidermis and dermis. This triggers a restorative natural healing process that creates healthy new tissue, including the deposition of new collagen.

Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks

While keeping the stratum corneum in place, the Lux1540 uses high-precision microbeams to create narrow, deep columns of tissue coagulation in the epidermis and dermis.

Benefits for Clients:

  • Stretch mark improvement with no downtime
  • Smoother, better-looking skin
  • Improved tone and texture

Fractional Ablative Skin Resurfacing:

Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks
Photo courtesy of Francesca de Angelis, MD
Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks
Photos courtesy of Sean Doherty, MD
Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks
Photo courtesy of Francesca de Angelis, MD

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Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks (Striae)

Fractional Non-Ablative 1540-nm Laser Treatment of Striae Distensae in Fitzpatrick Skin Types II to IV - Clinical and Histological Results

de Angelis, F., Kilesnikova, L., Renato, F., Liguori, G., Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2010.
(Abstract.)

Fractional, Non-Ablative Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Striae Distensae

de Angelis F., Kolesnikova L., PMTI, 2009.

"This report describes our treatment experiences and clinical outcomes using a 1540 nm erbium glass laser (the FDA-cleared Lux1540 handpiece) to treat striae."

Price

Consult your Cosmetic Physician as price depends on type of treatment and areas of treatment.

Stretch Marks

Treat Stretch Marks in Just a Few Easy Laser Treatments.

Stretch marks are an unfortunate fact of life for almost every woman. Anytime the skin has been stretched too far or too fast – such as during puberty, pregnancy, or weight loss – these unsightly
lines appear. Otherwise joyous events such as the arrival of a new baby or a hard-won battle for a new
figure can be marred by these distracting marks.

Just because stretch marks are normal doesn't mean you have to live with them. Finally there's a treatment for stretch marks that helps give you the clear, smooth, touchable skin you've been dreaming of. Laser stretch mark treatment is a non-surgical procedure that uses pulses of fractional laser
light to break down stretch marks and improve the appearance of your skin. In just a few simple treatments, redness can be reduced, stretch marks can be smoothed, and your skin can be ready to bare.

It's a fast and easy treatment that typically takes 30 minutes, yet it can deliver superior, long-lasting
results. It's ideal for all stretch marks, no matter what caused them. Best of all, there is typically no
downtime with the treatment.

The Benefits of Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks are Clear:

  • Smoother, better-looking skin without surgery
  • No treatment downtim
  • Improved skin appearance
  • Comfortable treatment sessions
  • Minimal treatment side effects

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

Laser stretch mark treatment is appropriate for any skin type, including very light and very dark skin. Your provider will discuss with you whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.

How does it work?

Your provider uses a fractional laser from the company that invented and patented micro fractional laser technology. Pulses of fractional laser light are used to break down stretch marks, triggering new tissue production at the site and helping to improve stretch mark color. The new collagen can leave the stretch mark smoother in texture and reduce the appearance of the stretch mark on the skin.

How long does it take?

The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Does it hurt?

Most people feel minimal pain during the laser procedure. Your provider may discuss pain management options with you.

How many treatments will I need?

Most people need three to five treatment sessions for optimum results.

How quickly will I recover?

People typically resume their regular activities immediately following the treatmentsession.

What can I usually expect after treatment?

Typically, most people experience a temporary redness and swelling of the stretch mark which may last a few days. Your provider will discuss other potential side effects with you.

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