Would laser therapy fix this crepe/wrinkled stomach skin? (Photos)

I am in the best shape I have been for the past two years after two large babies. I run 30 miles per week and interval train about twice per week. I'm 5'5 and weigh between 135-138. I'm happy with everything but this saggy skin. What's the best method for smoothing it so I can feel fully confident? I'd like to avoid anything invasive.

Doctor Answers 4

Skin tightening does not replace a tummy tuck

Although skin tightening can produce nice results, it has limits.  I think that in cases of lots of extra skin it would be wasted money.  You would likely still prefer the appearance after a tummy tuck.  You should expect amazing tummy tuck results as you have only extra skin.  So long as you get a low scar that can not be seen in a bikini and your surgeon knows how to make a beautiful natural looking belly button, I would say you would be far ahead with a tummy tuck.

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Oakville Plastic Surgeon
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McMaster University

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Wrinkles on Body -- Thermage/Ultherapy, Venus Legacy/Velashape, ThermiRF, Fraxel, Microneedling/PRP

I suggest you see an expert you can get wrinkle improvement with skin tightening procedures and lasers/microneedling. This type typically needs skin removal but non invasive options can give some improvement.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Non-surgical options

I think Thermi-RF would help you improve the quality of your skin significantly.  Micro-needling and non-ablative fractional laser would also help reduce the stretch marks.

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Thank you for your question.  You would non-invasively best benefit from either Ulthera or Thermi.  Additionally, microneedling and some laser therapy, like Fraxel/Clear+Brilliant/Genesis would add to the improvement you see from the heat based therapy.  Regards, Dr. Matt Elias

Matthew Elias, DO, FAAD
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