Bothered by stretch marks? Our practice offers a variety of laser treatment options for you. Our dermatologists will create an individualized treatment plan to improve the color and texture of your stretch marks with minimal downtime. Schedule a consultation today to find the right treatment option for you.
What are Stretch Marks, Why do They Occur?
Stretch marks may develop during pregnancy or following rapid weight gain and are caused by rapid expansion of skin. Early on, stretch marks tend to be red or purplish and later may appear dark or white in color with wrinkled streaks. These marks are not dangerous, but they can be unsightly and make you self-conscious. Stretch marks are solely a cosmetic issue and pose no health risks at all.
Treatments for Stretch Marks
Paul M. Friedman, M.D. can safely and effectively treat stretch marks. He commonly utilizes the pulsed-dye laser therapy and Fraxel® lasers to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. The pulsed-dye laser reduces redness and the Fraxel® laser stimulates new collagen growth and fills the stretch mark from the bottom up. The laser energy is absorbed in the skin and stimulates the production of new collagen. As this new collagen thickens the skin, it fills in the stretch mark.
Our Patients’ Results
*Individual Results May Vary
Who’s A Good Candidate for Laser Treatment?
We have found that the patients who respond best to laser treatment are those with a fair complexion and light pigmentation and those patients with shallow stretch marks. Dr. Friedman will discuss this with you at the time of your consultation.
If you are self-conscious about your stretch marks and would like to have them minimized or removed, please contact Paul M. Friedman, M.D. today to schedule your initial consultation.