Can Laser Skin Treatments Remove Stretch Marks?

Close-up of female hips with a stretch marks during laser removal session treatment

(Updated for 2019)

Stretch marks are like that goofy relative at family gatherings — most of us have them, but we try to ignore them as best we can.

Unfortunately, avoiding eye contact with your stretch marks won’t make them go away. However, laser skin treatments for stretch marks could actually do the trick.

Meet the PicoWay Resolve Laser

Laser technology has come a long way since it was first introduced into the cosmetic realm. Today, there are so many different kinds of lasers that specialize in various areas like for laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal and laser skin resurfacing.

What makes the PicoWay® Resolve laser so unique is its extremely short bursts (measured in picoseconds) of energy. These small bursts of energy target unwanted pigment, such as that seen in reddish or pinkish stretch marks, and break it up into tiny particles, which are then absorbed by your body.

Another benefit of the PicoWay laser is that it can help to stimulate collagen production in your skin, resulting in smoother skin and less noticeable imperfections like stretch marks.

PicoWay laser treatments can also be combined with eMatrix RF skin rejuvenation for more comprehensive results.

What Are the Limitations of Laser Treatments for Stretch Marks?

Like all great things, laser skin treatments do have their limitations. If your stretch marks are not very pigmented, then laser treatments may not be as effective at removing them. However, the added benefit of increased collagen production could still help.

And although PicoWay Resolve is safe and effective for all skin types, your skin tone could play a role in its effectiveness at treating stretch marks.

To find out if you are a good candidate for laser stretch mark removal, contact us online or call our Tampa practice today at 813-877-8067. We’ll more than happy to answer your questions and schedule you for an appointment.