If you have stretch marks, you’re not alone — and you’re in good company. Reportedly mega-model Cindy Crawford has them, so does actresses Halle Berry and Kate Beckinsale, among countless other women, both famous and otherwise. Stretch marks are a fact of life, and everyone who has them always asks, “How can I get rid of stretch marks? Stretch marks are a very common occurrence affecting more than 70% of the adult population. They can result from rapid or extreme weight gain or just from normal growth spurts. They are also very commonly seen when the skin is stretched during pregnancy.
Although there are many oils, creams, and lotions that are reported to improve or even prevent stretch marks, and most medical experts agree that the claims are mostly hype.
Read on to find out a real clinical solution that works – and why many people have trusted Skin MD and Beyond to treat those embarrassing stretch marks.
Dr. Fiona Wright Tip:
Stretch marks, as well as acne scars, are actually deep wounds in the skin. People have tried to treat them with creams and lotions – with little success. At some clinics they are treated alone, with superficial treatments like microdermabrasion, – also with minimal results.
But, with the advancing technology in lasers for cosmetic purposes, physicians have started to have hope again for treating this cosmetic problem and our excitement has been renewed! With our Palomar Lux 1540 Laser, which was the first FDA approved laser for the treatment of stretch marks, we are able to address all of the issues inherent in stretch marks. First, we are able to perform a light-to-moderate resurfacing that will help with the pigment and contour issues. Then, we will use a deeper fractional mode – that simulates tissue repair and collagen growth deep within the skin.
Patients can receive 50-75% or greater improvement in the appearance of their stretch marks! Stretch marks can be white, or red, or pigmented. The great advantage of the Lux 1540 is that it can be used on all combinations of stretch marks. As well, the Lux 1540 can be used for almost all skin types, which means Hispanic, Asian and African-American patients can receive the same treatment with minimal risk of pigmentation or scarring.