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Does Thermage Work for Stretch Marks After Pregnancy?

I delivered my baby 10 months ago, and stopped nursing already. I have stretch marks on lower tummy, still red in color. Will Thermage work for these?

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Thermage and red stretch marks

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Thermage is great post pregnancy for skin tightening etc. but it does not have much effect on stretch marks.  The V-Beam will remove the redness in the stretch marks and works extremely well and quickly.  Please find a board certified dermatologist in your area for the best results.

Thermage is not great for stretch marks

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Unfortunately Thermage is not the best option for stretch marks on the abdomen.  I would suggest investigating PDL (pulsed dye laser) to reduce the redness and maybe a fractionated laser device to help with collagen stimulation and reduction of the associated atrophy (depression) of the skin.

Jason R. Lupton, MD
San Diego Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Thermage not the best solution for stretch marks

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Bottom line is there is still no great treatment for stretch marks, not that there is any lack of interest in trying to find a solution. If they are still red then laser or IPL may be helpful. This is unfortunately not a great application for Thermage.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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