Many women want stretch mark removal1 because they are bothered by the unsightly marks on their skin. For a long time, there was no truly effective treatment. Thanks to laser therapy2 and other innovations, there are now real options for women looking to say goodbye to stretch marks. At Reflections, our patients are thrilled with their results and you can be too!
Stretch Mark Treatment Quick Facts
- Smooth, toned skin
- Non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment
- Little to no downtime
- Long-lasting results
Many patients have tried topical creams and gels for stretch mark removal and found that they are not effective. The same goes for options like dermabrasion and chemical peels, which also provide poor results.
In the meantime, lasers have revolutionized the stretch mark removal process. Lasers work to stimulate the skin’s natural synthesis of collagen, a protein-rich compound that repairs and rejuvenates skin tissue. Lasers also seal broken blood vessels and repair the fibers of the middle skin layers to help “fill in” the stretch marks.
Fraxel Re: Store Dual
The Fraxel Re:Store Dual and Microneedling are the most effective treatments for stretch mark removal available today. These treatments stimulate collagen production to renew a healthier layer of firm, volumized skin. After treatment, you will see improvement in the texture, diameter, and depth of the stretch marks.Learn More
We also use the Vbeam Perfecta pulsed dye laser to effectively treat the red color of stretch marks. We often use this in combination with other laser treatments like Fraxel to produce the best stretch mark removal results. These non-invasive treatments require little or no downtime and we’re confident that you will love the results.Learn More
Portrait PSR Resurfacing
In some cases, we find that non-laser treatments are helpful for stretch mark removal. Portrait PSR Resurfacing works by delivering rapid pulses of nitrogen-based plasma to the skin’s surface. Plasma3 stimulates the body to regenerate the damaged structural elements of the skin in a way that other technologies and treatments cannot. The results seen following a series of treatments get better over time, with clinical studies showing continuing improvement in stretch mark removal even a year later.Learn More
Another effective treatment is the eTwo. Rather than lasers or light, eTwo uses radiofrequency waves to treat the skin from the inside out. The energy goes deep beneath the skin’s surface to stimulate the development of new collagen. The top layer of your skin remains unaffected during the treatment. Perfect for all skin types, this non-invasive procedure requires little to no downtime. You’ll be back to your regular activities right after the treatment and you’ll love the long-lasting results!Learn More
|Treatment||Cost||Invasiveness||Downtime||How It Works|
|vBeam Laser||"$350 - $600 Per Treatment, Multiple Sessions Recommended Reduced Package Pricing Available"||Low-Intensity Laser That Has a Cooling Spray; Numbing Cream May Be Used||Mild Redness for 24-48 Hours||Laser to Reduce Redness and Inflammation|
|Microneedling||"$600 - $1,000 Per Treatment, Multiple Sessions Recommended Reduced Package Pricing Available"||Micro-Needling; Numbing Cream Used||Mild Redness for 3-5 Days, Potential Bruising||Microneedles Stimulate the Skin’s Natural Synthesis of Collagen and Elastin. Addition of Prp or Exosomes Adds Additional Results in Rejuvenating Skin Tissue|
|Fraxel Dual Re:Store Laser||"$400 - $1,200 Per Treatment, Multiple Sessions Recommended Reduced Package Pricing Available"||Medium-Intensity Laser; Numbing Cream Used||Mild Redness for 3-5 Days||Laser Energy Is Used to Stimulate the Skin’s Natural Synthesis of Collagen and Elastin. Addition of Prp or Exosomes Adds Additional Results in Rejuvenating Skin Tissue|
|RF Microneedling||"$700 - $1,500+ Per Treatment, Multiple Sessions Recommended Reduced Package Pricing Available"||Micro-Needling with Heated Needles; Numbing Cream Used||Mild Redness Few Days||Radiofrequecy Energy and Microneedling Stimulate the Skin’s Natural Synthesis of Collagen and Elastin. Addition of Prp or Exosomes Adds Additional Results in Rejuvenating Skin Tissue|
Cellular Messenger Directives Added On To a Laser or Microneedling Procedure
|"$350 - $700 As Add-On to A Laser or Microneedling Procedure"||Injections or Topical Application; No Additional Numbing Needed||None Additional||Regenerative Materials Add Additional Benefit to the Primary Procedure Being Performed|
|Concentrated Platelet Therapy Added On To a Laser or Microneedling Procedure||"$400 - $900 As Add-On to A Laser or Microneedling Procedure"||Blood Draw and Injections or Topical Application; No Additional Numbing Needed||None Additional||Regenerative Materials Add Additional Benefit to the Primary Procedure Being Performed|
With Reflections’ approach to treating stretch marks, we’ll have you ready to show off your beautiful skin in no time! We know that stretch marks cause many people, especially women, embarrassment and discomfort but you should be comfortable and confident in your skin. We offer a wide variety of stretch mark treatments in the hope of treating each patient that comes through our doors – each person is unique and may be looking for a different form of treatment.
Reflections Center is also made up of a combined team of plastic surgeons and cosmetic/laser physicians. The different perspectives of our team help us look at cosmetic concerns from different angles to consider different treatments. We are always researching new treatment methods and medical technology to bring you the best and most effective options at our office.
Schedule a free consultation to learn more about the stretch mark and cellulite treatments we offer at Reflections Center. Let our amazing team help you on your journey toward an improved sense of confidence -feeling beautiful inside and out!
“He does not push unnecessary treatments and I would describe him as more conservative than aggressive. ”View My Story
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- Where areas can laser stretch mark removal be performed on?
We can treat your abdomen, love handles, hips, chest, and anywhere else stretch marks occur.
- What factors effect the outcome of laser stretch mark removal?
The degree of success with laser treatment will be impacted by your age, your skin tone, and the age of the stretch marks.
- I’ve recently had a baby — when should I start my stretch mark removal treatments?
The sooner the better, as the earlier you’re treated, the more effective the treatment will be4. Nursing mothers should complete breastfeeding before starting treatment.
- How should I prepare for stretch mark removal treatment?
You should avoid sun exposure and tanning before treatment, as having newly tanned skin can limit your options.
- How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed depends on the severity of your stretch marks5, their color (white stretch marks require more sessions to improve the skin’s texture), how long you’ve had them, your age, and the overall condition of your skin. Treatments are typically spread out over three to four weeks. Our physicians will determine the best course of treatment during your free consultation.
- Brennan, M., Young, G., Devane, D. Topical preparations for preventing stretch marks in pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. (2012 November 14).
- Laser/light therapy for stretch marks. (n.d.).
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Weight gain during pregnancy. Committee Opinion No. 548. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology;2013 January; 548(121), 210–212.
- Kilmer S, Semchyshyn N, Shah G, and Fitzpatrick R. A Pilot Study On the Use of a Plasma Skin Regeneration Device (Portait PSR) in Full Facial Rejuvenation Procedures. Lasers Med Science; 2007 June; 22(2): 101-9. Epub 2007 March 7.
- Stretch marks. (n.d.).x
Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.