Dr. George Hruza: Stretch marks are a version of a scar, so they would be in that category, of the atrophic, the thin scars, that I was talking about. So, stretch marks have been always a challenge to treat, and they still are a challenge, but we actually have made some progress. I have two lasers, that we can use to improve stretch marks. If you have a red stretch mark, then you can use a Pulsed Dye Laser, which is a laser that destroys the blood vessels in the stretch mark, and actually helps remodel the skin a little bit. But then, using those, what we call "non-ablative lasers," that cause the injury spots in the skin, fractionated injury spots, fraxel type lasers, we can use those, and over several treatments, you can really, significantly, improve it. We still can't totally get rid of stretch marks, so I keep stressing, we can improve stretch marks. We don't quite get rid of them yet, but we're making a lot of progress there.
Laser Options for Removing Stretch Marks from the Skin
Doctor George Hruza discusses Stretch Marks Treatment. He explains how they are a thin form of scar tissue and the laser options available for treating stretch marks.