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Microdermabrasion can help improve the texture irregularities of scars, but cannot improve the white discoloration. You might want to consult a reputable medical tattooing/permanent makeup facility that can color-match skin colors with tattoo pigments. The facility should use pure, medical-grade iron oxide pigments and sterile tools and techniques. They should be able to discuss with you the possible complications of camouflage tattooing including allergic reactions and either have some...
I have had success in improving the appearance of stretch marks with a combination treatment of microdermabrasion performed monthly and tretinoin cream applied daily. Avoid laser treatments as they may only add to the problem by causing hyperpigmentation.
There really are no good treatments for stretchmarks. The skin tightening lasers don't seem to help, and the only thing that can be offered in light skinned patients is to lighten the redder marks with IPL.
Stretch marks are one of unfortunate cosmetic difficulties where marketing has been unleashed on uninformed consumers. Because these marks represent areas with the deeper connective portions of the skin have been permanently damaged, there are no creams or ointments, or other treatments for that matter that can make them go away. Lots of claims are made with varying concoctions of collagen, Vitamin C, etc., but nothing has been substantiated. If the stretch marks are in an area of skin...