Stretch marks develop when your skin does not have the ability to go back to its natural form after an intense period of growth. This often occurs during pregnancy, significant weight fluctuation, or even due to hormonal factors. It’s very common for women to develop stretch marks during pregnancy, showing up on their breasts, thighs and abdomen. It’s a cosmetic concern that can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for women after childbirth.
Do you have questions about laser stretch mark removal in Tampa? Request a consultation to learn more about how laser skin rejuvenation could help your complexion.
Your Treatment Options
We have two technologies that can effectively treat stretch marks and improve their appearance. We use the eMatrix, a bi-polar radiofrequency technology that penetrates deep within the skin. We combine the eMatrix treatments with PicoWay® Resolve, a laser technology for skin rejuvenation. Coupling both therapies together helps us to deliver maximum improvement in the appearance of stretch marks.
What about Creams for Stretch Marks?
There is no reliable clinical evidence showing that creams, lotions or oils can improve the appearance of stretch marks. A cream or lotion cannot penetrate deep enough into the skin or create the collagen needed to support the dermis and improve stretch mark appearance.
About the Treatment
The stretch marks that respond the best are usually newer ones with a purple or red color, indicating that they still have a lot of vascularity to them. However, we can also successfully treat older stretch marks (white in color) with great improvement for most women.
Most of our patients will need 3 laser stretch mark removal treatments to get the best results. Pricing starts around $600 depending on the size of the area that needs to be treated. There is very little to no downtime following treatments to stretch marks – you may feel a little like you have a sunburn for a couple hours. We ask that you avoid working out for 2 to 3 days after treatment, but otherwise you can carry on with your normal activities.
Stretch Mark Removal Facts
TREATMENT AREAS: ABDOMEN, BREASTS, THIGHS, HIPS
TREATMENT TIME: 3 SESSIONS, A FEW WEEKS APART