Is there anything I can do to help stretch marks

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Yes, treatments are available depending on the type of stretch marks.

New stretch marks are easier to treat than older ones. For new stretch marks (red-purple-pink), my treatment of choice is V BEAM vascular laser combined with compounded Vitamin A creams or a cream called Stratamark. Old stretch marks are harder to treat- my preferred option for old, white, silvery- papery stretch marks is a combination of CO2 fractional laser, or with INFINI RF and PRP. I also use Fraxel ReStore 1550, and also lasers in the 1540 wavelength. Of all the methods I find microneedling with RF energy and PRP the best, as it has the lowest rate of skin colour changes, and the fastest healing time. Results wise, it outperforms CO2 laser! The truth is that stretch mark treatments are HIGHLY variable, depending on your own immune system, your skin type and the age of the stretch marks. Some get a 30% improvement, others up to 80%. An assessment is the very first step Regards Dr Davin Lim, Laser and aesthetic dermatologist. Brisbane, Australia. 

Brisbane Dermatologist
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Stretchmark treatment options

Thank you for this

wonderful question! There is finally a treatment offered for at home use that

is FDA proven to reduce the appearance of stretchmarks. I have been using this

treatment for over the past year with wonderful results for my patients. The

Strialite works by utilizing LED at a cellular level to stimulate your own

collagen production which in turn reduces the appearance of stretchmarks. 


there are options for resurfacing the dermal area as well as excising the

portion of skin which contains stretchmarks. I offer and utilize both of the

modalities as well but the truth is not every patient requires this extensive

of a treatment option. 


the ability to administer the treatment yourself in the comfort of your own

home with ability to see results in as little as 4 weeks has proven a

comfortable alternative for patients who may not require a more invasive


I hope you have found this
information helpful and I wish you


Ronald Downs, MD, FACS
South Bend Plastic Surgeon
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Stretch Marks -- Microneedling/PRP, Laser, Skin Care/Peels, Sculptra Injections

This can be improved with lasers, microneedling/PRP, skin care and peels. I suggest you see an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 159 reviews

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