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?*
RECOMMENDED FREQUENCY OF TREATMENTS:
MEDICATIONS TO AVOID PRIOR TO TREATMENT:
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
*Results may vary
|IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION (PHOTOFACIAL)||Price*|
|FACE, NECK||$335 /treatment|
|FACE, NECK, CHEST||$425 /treatment|
|NECK ONLY||$120 /treatment|
|CHEST ONLY||$295 /treatment|
|ARMS – FULL||$305 /treatment|
|UPPER ARMS||$215 /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*|
*Prices subject to change
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.