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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by Lana28
Both Fractional CO2 laser and Fraxel laser resurfacing can be beneficial for stretch marks. However, to achieve any significant clinical improvement, you may need numerous Fraxel Restore vs. a couple Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing by an experienced laser surgeon . Application of topical retinoid under the supervision of a board-certified dermatologist can also be helpful.
We have been using the Fraxel Restore for over two years to treat stretch marks. The results have been surprisingly good. Since everyone responds differently we usually perform a complimentary test spot to insure you will be happy with your results.
I have a patient who I did Re:pair treatment of severe post topical steroid induced striae in her axilla and groin. She has moderate improvement after 2 months. I used conservative settings as she was my first striae patient but in retrospect in the future I will be more aggressive. I know of one patient treated for post partum abdominal laxity who had excellent results using very aggressive settings. I will be treating a similar patient next week.