ICON for Stretch Marks
Pulsed dye laser therapy or erbium fractionated laser skin resurfacing targets the red pigment in blood vessels. The pulsed dye laser is ideal for red or pink stretch marks, which are usually new and occur in Caucasian skin. Brown, purple, silver or white stretch marks can occur on all skin tones; the older the stretch marks, the more difficult to fade, although fractionated laser skin resurfacing may be your best bet. Erbium is an ablative laser that stimulates and regenerates collagen by delivering a controlled amount of heat deep into skin. It creates microscopic thermal zones that causes skin to contract and shrink around them, resulting in an improvement in how the stretch mark looks. This also stimulates new collagen formation around the areas of thermal injury. This new collagen will hopefully replace the damaged collagen that is the reason for the stretch mark.Pulsed dye laser therapy or erbium fractionated laser skin resurfacing targets the red pigment in blood vessels.
|Treatment Type||Light Therapies, Skin Resurfacing Treatments|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Stretch Marks|
|Skin Type||All Skin Types, Body Areas|
- Most people will need between three and five treatments.
- With darker skin, there is some risk of the marks going brown after treatment, but this is usually temporary.