Re-pigment Stretch Marks?

Are there any treatment to remove stretch marks??? If not then are there treatments to at least re-pigment and raise the depressed stretch marks

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Treatment of stretch marks on the body

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In our experience, the fractional co2 laser works well for stretch marks as it can resurface and tighten loose skin associated with the stretch marks.  Several treatments are required. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Removal of stretch marks

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Hello and thank for the questions, Johnsong.  Unfortunately there is no way to remove a stretch mark (with the exception of complete excision, such as in a tummy tuck), but there are ways to improve the look of it.  At our med spa and laser center, Chic Esthetiq, we use the Revlite SI for treatment of stretch marks.  Stretch mark treatment does depend on the age of it and your skin type.  You can see improvement in the coloration and width over the course of the treatments.  Hope this helps and best of luck.  Robert Kratschmer, MD

Laser Stretch Mark Options

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Hello Johnsong.  We treat stretch marks often and have not been able to find a good consistent solution for white stretch marks.  We have used a device called the Lumenis ReLume to repigment the stretch marks, but the results were less than expected.  You can also search in your area for an excimer laser and these can sometimes work well.  The problem is that results are temporary.

We have had better luck with textured stretch marks.  We prefer an Aramis laser (1540 nm wavelength) but also know that other practices use Nd:Yg lasers and Erbium lasers.  Whatever you decide, ask for pictures so that they can show you what they can do.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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