Laser Stretch Mark Removal
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Types of Laser Stretch Mark Removal
The type of laser treatment that is recommended for stretch marks depends upon the stage of your stretch marks. If they are in the red stage, a V beam laser is typically used. This laser targets the blood vessels that feed the stretch mark. These blood vessels cause the redness that makes the stretch marks noticeable.
White stretch marks may be treated using a CO2 fractional laser, which will resurface the skin and blend the scar into the surrounding skin tissue. This is done by stimulating collagen and elastin production around the site of the scar.
Is Laser Stretch Mark Removal Painful?
Laser skin treatments may sting, but are usually tolerable. A local anesthetic may be applied to the area being treated. The site of treatment may remain tender and the dermatologist or aesthetician will recommend a cream or ointment to apply to the treated area. You must keep the treated area moisturized and away from the sun for at least 7 days.
Is Laser Stretch Mark Removal Safe During Pregnancy?
Lasers for stretch marks have been proven safe, but it is recommended to wait until the end of pregnancy before seeking treatment. In the mean time, massage your stretch marks and keep your skin moisturized.