Infini and Stretch marks. (photo)

What is my realistic result in receiving this treatment? How much of a difference will I see? How visible will the stretch marks be after 3 treatments? 6 treatments?

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Stretch marks and treatments- the truth...

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See the weblink below for all the answers on stretch marks, including the best creams and treatments.

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! Still not a miracle cure.

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. 

Stretch marks and infini

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Abdominal stretch marks are very difficult to treat and there is no good answer. If you decide on some treatment, you must be very realistic about the outcome. Infini will minimally improve this problem, but there is no large studies showing the percent of improvement. I would also look into Thermi RF. With infini, I would expect at least 4 treatments.

Realistic Results Take a Combination Approach for Stretch Marks

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It's hard to say how many sessions you'll need as everyone's body reacts and heals differently. Treating stretch marks successfully takes a combination approach. Stretch marks can be improved with lasers, microneedling/PRP, medical tattooing. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 202 reviews

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In My opinion, stretch marks respond to Infini , traditional microneedling, ablative and non ablative lasers. In my experience, three treatments are necessary. We like to combine the treatment with PRP. Good luck. 

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Hypopigmented stretch marks

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This is a difficult problem to fix. You have the atrophic scars (stretch marks) that are hypopigmented (loss of pigment). Both are tough and I would not put your expectations high. I think Infini, PRP, microneedling, maybe medical tattoo will be helpful, but probably not what you want. It will require 5 or more treatments and will be expensive as well (in the 2-3000) range I imagine. It is a very large surface area as well.

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