The Most Effective Procedures for Stretch Mark RemovalAuthored by: Dr. Bruce Katz, M.D.
If there’s one cosmetic condition that frequently stands between our patients and the flawless skin they want, it’s stretch marks. These annoying discolored bands form during pregnancy, puberty, and with rapid weight gain. Since these lines are actually scars, they can be almost impossible to get rid of without a professional treatment.
The dermatologists at JUVA Skin & Laser Center are here to help. You’ll find a range of safe, non-surgical stretch mark-fading services at our Manhattan practice. Keep reading to learn about three effective options.
Stretchmark Treatment Options
SmartXide DOT CO2 Laser
CO2 lasers are second to none when it comes to skin resurfacing. Many complexion concerns can be improved through laser skin resurfacing, including stretch marks.
The SmartXide DOT CO2 laser system works by removing small amounts of damaged skin as it passes over the treatment area. Then, these little injuries immediately begin to encourage skin tightening and collagen production.
With DOT technology, the skin around the perforations is unaffected, which speeds up the healing process. Plus, the intensity of the treatment and the pattern of the dots can be completely customized to match your needs.
After the post-treatment irritation fades, you are left with skin that looks fresh and rejuvenated. When applied to stretch marks, the SmartXide DOT CO2 laser can help even out their tone and texture. This will help your skin have a more uniform appearance.
Microneedling can improve stretch marks using the same basic principle as the SmartXide DOT CO2 laser. By creating a small injury in the skin, you can stimulate collagen, elastin, and the formation of vibrant new cells. Instead of using light energy, microneedling uses safe, sterile needles.
The Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling device creates tiny channels in the skin. This action alone will improve the appearance of stretch marks. To boost your results, the device also delivers gentle, skin-tightening heat during a session.
Pulsed Dye Laser
Stretch marks can be white or very light in color, but they can also be red. Since pulsed dye lasers fade red skin discoloration, they are a great option for treating the latter type of scar.
During a session, focused light energy heats unwanted red blood vessels within your stretch marks. This heat causes the blood vessels to disintegrate, and then they are naturally absorbed by your body.
Breaking up the discolored blood vessels can help bring back your natural skin tone. This process does not harm the surrounding skin or tissue. In fact, this is one of the most effective ways to treat unwanted redness.
At JUVA, we use the Cynergy 595 pulsed dye laser. It is the gold standard when it comes to treating complexion issues that are characterized by unwanted redness. Our patients have seen great results from their sessions with this laser.
Schedule Your Manhattan Stretch Mark Removal Treatment
Call (212) 688-5882 or fill out our contact form to schedule your stretch mark removal treatment or consultation. At JUVA, we help patients from NYC, Woodside, and around the world achieve the smooth, even skin of their dreams.