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jonah8 11-29-2009 12:14 PM

Does Laser Treatment For Stretch Marks Work?
 
Is laser treatment for stretch marks a good idea or is it a scam? I need to do something about the stretch marks on my butt. I replied on my other post on here and appreciate the input but I don't know if this alpha hydroxy acid that was recommended will be strong enough.

How much does it cost to laser stretch marks off and how effective is it?

la_angel 12-16-2009 08:00 PM

Thanks for bring this up and reminding me this is something I need to research for myself :) I have some minor stretch marks on my rear and haven't tried to do anything about them, but I should. Laser treatment for stretch marks sounds enticing, but if it works I feel I would of heard more about it. They promote cosmetic lasers for everything from A to Z but very few of their applications are truly effective.

robyne00 04-25-2010 11:29 AM

First fractional laser cleared for stretch marks ...

First Fractional Laser FDA Cleared For Striae

la_angel 04-25-2010 10:10 PM

A laser for stretch marks... this is so exciting! But this is one of those things I will have to see to believe. We all know how the lasers and thermage type treatments love to promise the world and under deliver ;)

tattoomd 05-17-2011 09:17 AM

Fractional lasers work by causing skin remodeling in scar tissue and regeneration of healthier tissue. That said, you can't eliminate scars or stretch marks, just make them smaller, flatter and less apparent. Out of all the other treatments, fractional lasers seem to be the best for this.


tiffanytyn00 06-25-2011 04:34 PM

Yes, but pricey.
 
I'm sure surgery works, but it's probably the most expensive way to go. I had success with Excel Skin Care's all purpose cream, very good product. Use it twice a day as follows and be consistent. Don't skip days. They just upped the size to 1.7 oz, so You can find them on Amazon with the key words "Stretch Marks Excel". The best prices are on there.

alfalfa 01-18-2012 04:43 AM

I've read that even laser treatment cannot erase stretch marks. This is because stretch marks represent a permanent change in the dermis and resurfacing can hardly erase them. While this is true, studies also show that laser treatment can at least improve the appearance of stretch marks for up to 20 - 50 percent. :study:

jacal1 01-30-2012 05:34 AM

As others have said, the goal would have to be reducing their appearance, not eliminating. That said, a good practitioner with some of the newer equipment and techniques should be able to make a huge difference for you. You shouldn't wonder whether it worked - it should be obvious and you should be quite happy with the results - that's how far the technology has come in the past 5 years.
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CambrieGreen 04-27-2012 03:50 AM

It works or not is diretly depends upon the surgeon doing it,.........buttock enhancement.


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