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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by gloria ortiz in houston
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. A single treatment session typically costs $500 – $1,000, and at least three treatments are usually required.
The only time stretch marks can be removed is when they are located within the boundries of skin that can be removed. The most common place for this is in a tummy tuck. Other than excision, there is no way to get rid of stretch marks. You can lighten them with IPL lasers but they are not removed. So save your money and don't waste it in this tough economy on treatments for stretch marks that don't work.
I agree with the advice given by Dr. Rand. While something like Fraxel or IPL might lead to a minor degree of improvement, such treatment is not worth the money. Even less so the creams you might see being plugged on the internet. Aside from cutting them out, if you have an excuse to do so via a tummy tuck, there is no good modality in the near future. In the moderately distant future a technology such as being developed by the Isolagen Company might be promising. In that technique,...