What is best for stretch marks? I have big stretch marks. Would chemical peels help and which one exactly? (Photo)

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Microneedling with PRP for stretch marks

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Hello SC001, Thank you for your question. Microneedling with PRP is an excellent treatment to help smooth and diminish stretch marks with very minimal down time. I would recommend consulting with your provider to determine how many treatments they recommend. Usually 3-6 treatments are recommended spaced every 3-4 weeks. #microneedling #stretchmarks Best to you, Dr Faraz

Stretch marks /no great answer

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Stretch marks have been an ongoing problem since I entered dermatology almost thirty years ago. In my opinion there are no great treatments or procedures for this problem.  We always warn the patient that any proposal we might recommend has severe limitations.   The cost to the patient versus the result is often brought into question in my mind.. Stretch mark appearance can be improved but usually not eliminated.  There are some stretch mark creams which can be tried at a minimal cost.  Also micro needling and laser treatments can be performed over several sessions at a higher cost  Chemical peels are of little to no effect.  Dr. Adrienne Stewart MD F AAD

Adrienne E. Stewart, MD
Denver Dermatologic Surgeon

#PRP for #StretchMarks

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Dear SC001:  I have found that Microneedling with PRP provides the greatest improvement in stretch marks. We have used bulk heating devices such as Pellevé and Ultherapy also,  as well as lasers that target hemoglobin such as the alexandrite laser when the stretch marks are red. The first three techniques, and especially PRP, are known to increase elastic fibers, thus correcting the primary cause of straie distensae, or stretch marks. I do not believe any chemical peel would be very effective.
  All the best,  Dr. Clark

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