Stretch Marks Removal

Laser stretch marks removal

Laser stretch mark removal is done by resurfacing the skin with a laser. Worked by taking off the outer layer of skin to help reorganize the skin on top. People use concentrated beams of light during the procedure to make new growth happen, so it’s important. Laser removal can’t get rid of stretch marks completely, but it can make them less noticeable by making them smoother.

For skin resurfacing, two lasers are used: ablative lasers and non-ablative lasers. The CO2 and Erbium YAG lasers are used to treat stretch marks and resurface the top layer of skin. The new skin tissues will be smoother in texture and look.

Non-ablative lasers, like Fraxel, don’t damage the top layer of the skin. Instead, they focus on the areas of the skin’s surface that aren’t visible. This way, they can make collagen from the inside out.

What Are Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are atrophic scars and have a layer of dead skin on top. They start to form when there is a lot of glucocorticoid production, like during puberty, pregnancy, Cushing’s syndrome, taking steroids, or doing too much exercise. In the beginning, striae look like flattened areas of thinned skin with a pink-red hue that may make you itchy. Striae usually grow in length and width and become darker reddish-purple over time. This is how older striae look: They become white and depressed over time along the long axis that is aligned with the normal lines of skin tension.

None of the treatments removes all of the striae completely. Pulsed dye laser therapy is best for newer red striae. Sunburned and darker Fitzpatrick skin types can’t be treated with all of the different types of treatment. Responses to anatomical changes are common. Most of the time, deep and older striae respond more slowly and less dramatically. Non-laser light-based, abrasive, or ultrasonic therapies may be good for some people. Finally, there are a lot of things you can put on your skin to make your striae look better. Many of these treatment methods haven’t been proven safe for pregnant women, so they should be used with caution or not at all.

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Stretch Marks Treatment Results

Our treatment for stretch marks aims to improve the texture, rebuild the skin supporting matrix and blend the color. Most of our patients go through four to eight sessions for best results; these sessions are combinations of different treatment modalities that include

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Stretch Marks Treatment Summary

Session Duration

Stretch Marks treatment takes 60 to 90 min

Level of Discomfort

Moderate to High

Session Numbers

A complete stretch marks treatment may require four to eight sessions


The redness, bruising, and swelling might last one week

Session frequency

You may repeat sessions every 4 to 12 weeks
You will notice an improvement in color and texture after the second treatment

Stretch Marks Removal FAQs

Treating cellulite and stretch marks with radiofrequency requires about 45 minutes. However, it depends on the area and how pronounced the stretch mark and cellulite are.
It depends on your overall health after childbirth. You can begin the procedure whenever you feel comfortable. Talk to your doctor (or injection certified pharmacists) to determine if you can undergo a stretch mark or cellulite reduction procedure, Fotona Laser.
Kuma Shape is FDA-approved and is very safe. Kuma Shape doesn’t do damage to any surrounding cells or tissue beneath the skin as it only targets fat cells.
Each ablative laser treatment costs an average of $1200, but that can vary. $900 is the average price for non-ablative laser treatments in Edmonton, on average.
When stretch marks are in their early stages of development and are purplish/red in color, lasers that eliminate veins (Dye lasers) are typically quite efficient in removing the redness and preventing the elastin and collagen fibers from becoming disordered. Unfortunately, because the majority of individuals wait until the stretch marks become visible before seeking help, this procedure is rarely employed. Fractional ablative lasers have also been shown to be successful at reducing the visual impact of stretch marks, but this treatment is most effective on newly created stretch marks.
Stretch marks can also benefit from fractional radiofrequency microneedling treatments such as Fractora or our new upgraded version, Morpheus8 RF microneedling.

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Different Treatment modalities for Stretch Marks

How many Stretch Marks treatments are required?

Most patients need three to four treatments to achieve complete results. On average, it can take up to eight weeks to see results.

How does Laser Work for Stretch Marks?

Fotona uses a special laser Frequency, a safe infrared light. The heat energy removes the fat cells efficiently, shrinking the fat cells to their normal size. When this is done, the fat will no longer appear on the surface of the skin.

IPL for stretch Marks

IPL employs strong pulsed light to penetrate the skin’s surface and target melanin or any redness inside the scar. IPL, or Photo Rejuvenation, uses a spectrum of light to treat skin concerns such as red stretch marks and brown spots, freckles, and cherry angiomas. The lower the response rate to IPL, the whiter the stretch mark or if there are any textural flaws in the scar.

Fotona Laser

We use Fotona laser is a series of treatment with different setting to reduce the visibility of stretch marks. To obtain a better overall outcome in the treatment region, we may boost collagen synthesis, assist with skin tightening, and target stretch marks.

The most common side effects of Laser procedures:

redness, swelling, or bruising around the targeted area. However, these signs disappear within a few days or weeks. Patients may also experience dryness in the area. Lubricating the area with Aloe-Vera can help reduce dryness.

Fraxel for Stretch marks

Fraxel is a fractional non-ablative laser with two wavelengths. It is the golden standard of skin resurfacing, with special wavelengths and rolling tips. The laser energy will be absorbed by water in the skin and turned into heat to renew skin collagen.

Fractora Microneedling for Stretch Marks

Fractora effectively improves the look of stretch marks in the dermis by repairing existing collagen and creating new collagen. Fractora effectively resurfaces the skin by removing tiny layers of skin surrounding the stretch mark and dissolving the scar tissue of the stretch mark itself.

Skin and Stretch Marks

Our skin is similar to a huge layer of spandex that covers our entire body. If you tug on your skin and then release it, it will snap back into place, according to your body’s features. Extend marks can occur when the skin stretches at a rate that its suppleness cannot tolerate. Stretch Marks treatment results Stretch marks (sometimes called striae) are frequent throughout adolescence and pregnancy because of the fast expansion. Striae can also be caused by the growth of body features such as breasts, muscular bulking, and fast weight gain. When cortisone levels in the body are raised, the probability of developing striae increases.

Stretch Marks Diagnosis

When examined under a microscope, a stretch mark will reveal a few coiled and clustered elastic fibers in the center and an abundance of curled and clustered elastic fibers along the edges. Collagen fibers, which are the skin’s protein-building components, are separated rather than bundled.

Initially, these appear as varying lengths and widths of red and purple lines. They might be wrinkled and glossy at times. They gradually fade to the same hue or tint as the surrounding skin and remain there. Due to their hormones, women are more prone to stretch marks than males. They are most frequently found on the breasts, lower belly, buttocks, and thighs, as well as the underside of the upper arms.

Radiesse Filler for Stretch Marks

Medications such as ascorbic acid can be effectively delivered to the skin by microneedling. To maintain proper collagen formation, ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, must be present. The posttranslational processing of collagen types I and III serves as a necessary cofactor for the enzymes lysyl-hydroxylase and prolyl-hydroxylase. By promoting fibroblast proliferation, ascorbic acid induces collagen formation in the dermis. As a result, it appears that ascorbic acid may be able to reduce the appearance of atrophic scars. Genome-wide studies have revealed that ascorbic acid increases gene expression, increasing collagen syntheses and metalloproteinases I inhibitor production.

What is Radiesse?

Using Radiesse to repair moderate to severe wrinkles and creases and soft-tissue volume loss has been utilized for more than a decade to treat HIV-associated lipoatrophy and face rejuvenation. Non-facial regions, including the neck, décolletage, upper arms, buttocks, thighs, and belly, have shown success with diluted or hyper-diluted injections of this filler to address volume loss and skin laxity.

Using Radiesse with Microneedling

Radiesses induce an active, physiologic remodeling of the extracellular matrix by promoting a two-step process in which collagen type I eventually replaces type III. Radiesses-induced increases in elastin production are another sign of active remodeling. Most patients report cellulite reduction 90 days after administering diluted Radiesses (1:1 and 1:0.6 dilutions with a 2 percent lidocaine solution) to the buttocks and thighs. This procedure increased neocollagenesis and resulted in a considerable reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Despite this, multiple published studies have shown that CaHA can help to reduce the appearance of atrophic acne scars.

The improvement in Stretch mark atrophic is due to a threefold combination:

  • CaHA microspheres stimulate Neocollagenesis
  • Microneedling damages the skin’s barrier and results in recruiting immune cells, which release growth factors
  • Ascorbic acid increases collagen production.

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