Stretch Marks

Stretch marks or “striae” are a type of off-color scar that forms in the skin. They can result from genetics, puberty (rapid growth or muscle building), pregnancy (75-90% of women), hormonal changes, and rapid weight gain; all of these cause stretching or tearing of the dermis of the skin. These striae form where fat is commonly distributed – belly, breasts, arms, back, or thighs.

Stretch marks can be a source of insecurity and embarrassment for many individuals – but worry no more! Now there are advanced laser and micro-needling treatments that can help reduce the appearance of these unsightly striations in the skin.

Treatments offered to help minimize the appearance of stretch marks include:

  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light/PhotoFacials): which can help reduce the pink or red color of stretch marks.
  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing: which can help improve the texture of stretch marks; the fractional laser energy bypasses the top layer of the skin and targets the dermis only (the layer of the skin with the main issue with stretch marks).
  • Dermapen®: which is a micro-needling therapy that can help improve the texture of stretch marks.

Our professionals at Radiance will utilize the most up-to-date therapies to improve the aesthetic appearance of your stretch marks with little to no downtime. A combination of these three treatment modalities (IPL, fractional, and Dermapen®) is recommended.

What is important to note is that we cannot “remove” the stretch marks; we can make the stretch marks appear less obvious and improve the tone/texture/color of the skin where the stretch marks are present. The laser or micro-needling treatments can lighten red or dark stretch marks and bring about collagen growth to the area, which in turn will improve the overall aesthetic of the skin.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?*

It depends on the individual, but most people will require 3-5 treatments of either treatment modality for optimum results. Once you finish your recommended number of treatments, the results will keep improving over the next 3-6 months.

TREATMENT TIME:

It depends on the size of the area being treated, but the procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes.

RECOMMENDED FREQUENCY OF TREATMENTS:

Treatments are spaced every 3-4 weeks.

MEDICATIONS TO AVOID PRIOR TO TREATMENT:

Please discuss with us your exact medication list – be sure to mention if you are taking any antibiotics. Please let us know if you have a condition known as porphyria (a condition that causes sensitivity to light). Photosensitizing medications should be avoided prior to treatment.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

Slight tenderness, redness, or swelling for 1-3 days is common. Minimal to no pain during the procedures. MUST avoid direct sun exposure for 3-4 weeks after any treatment and wear sun block every day for at least a month after the last treatment.

*Results may vary

IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION (PHOTOFACIAL) Price*
FACE $295 /treatment
FACE, NECK $335 /treatment
FACE, NECK, CHEST $425 /treatment
NECK ONLY $120 /treatment
CHEST ONLY $295 /treatment
HANDS $195 /treatment
ARMS – FULL $305 /treatment
FOREARMS $215 /treatment
UPPER ARMS $215 /treatment
FEET $195 /treatment
LEGS – FULL (HIP TO ANKLE) $759 /treatment
LOWER LEG (KNEE TO ANKLE) $429 /treatment
UPPER LEG (HIP TO KNEE) $645 /treatment
FRACTIONAL LASER SKIN RESURFACING Price (area measurement)
1 – 5 inches ($300 minimum) $100/sq inch*
5 – 10 inches $80/sq inch*
10 – 20 inches $65/sq inch*
20+ inches $50/sq inch*
DERMAPEN® Price*
PER TREATMENT $350

*Prices subject to change

Patient Results*

*Individual Results May Vary

Contact Radiance Spa Medical Group

If you would like more information on stretch mark reduction treatments, or if you would like to schedule a consultation here at our practice, please contact Radiance Spa Medical Group.

Contact Us For a Consultation

Radiance La Cañada
707 Foothill Blvd #2
La Cañada, CA 91011

855.RAD.SPA.1 (855.723.7721)

Mon - Thurs: 10:00am to 6:30pm
Fri and Sat: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Radiance Pasadena
836 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105

888.96.DR.MAX (888.963.7629)

Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm