Here at Stockton Dermatology, Dr. Toni Stockton uses laser to treat a variety of different skin care concerns including stretch marks. Although some stretch marks fade naturally on their own, Dr. Stockton has found that laser treatment is the most effective way to get rid of stubborn stretch marks. Does stretch mark treatment sound like something you’re interested in learning more about? Let’s take a closer look.
Fractional Laser Is Best
Although different type of lasers can be used to treat stretch marks, we have found that fractional laser works the best. Fractional lasers work by creating micro injuries within the skin while leaving the surrounding areas untouched. Once these micro injuries have been created, your skin naturally produces collagen which helps to smooth out your skin the process.
Get Them Treated Sooner Rather Than Later
Did you know that the sooner you have your stretch marks professionally treated, the easier they are to treat? Although you may think that you want to wait until you lose more weight or have another baby until you should start treating your stretch marks, Dr. Stockton usually recommends treating them right away and then treating potentially new stretch marks later on down the line.
It’s Safe For All Skin Types
When it comes to certain types of laser hair removal, it’s usually only useful for individuals with lighter complexions. With fractional laser for stretch marks, however, we are proud to say that it’s safe and effective for patients with all skin types.