Stretch Mark Reduction

The most common areas for stretch marks to appear are on the breasts, abdomen, hips, buttocks, or thighs. Laser therapy has the power to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks without incisions or lengthy downtime. The procedure can help smooth out the skin, improving the texture and appearance of stretch marks.

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Our Stretch Mark Reduction treatment uses the ResurFX laser, which provides a non-ablative treatment for scar tissue. By using heat and controlled depths of energy, we stimulate the tissue’s healing response to produce new collagen in the area, resulting in the improved texture of the skin. Depending on the color of the tears in the skin, IPL may also be used to target the red and purple tones in the stretch mark. Before pursuing treatment, understand there’s a possibility your stretch marks may not disappear completely, but the overall feel and appearance can be greatly improved.

Stretch Mark Reduction


Before you Arrive:
+ Please ensure you have filled out your Health History/Intake form before your appointment. If you are unable to complete it, please arrive 15 minutes early
+ We recommend eating a light snack or meal 30min-1hr before your appointment
+ Remove makeup before the appointment
+ Ensure you wear medical grade SPF 50 in the treatment area 4-6 weeks prior
+ Let your provider know if you have a history of cold sores and we will provide you with a prophylactic prescription of Valtrex

What To Avoid:
Please avoid the following:
+ Retinol or active exfoliants for 5 – 7 days prior
+ Neuromodulators for at least 2 weeks prior
+ Filler for at least 4 weeks prior
+ Sun exposure 4 – 6 weeks prior
+ Tanning including spray tan and self-tanning products 4-6 weeks prior (if you have a tan at the time of your appointment it will have to be rescheduled for safety reasons)
+ Must be off of oral isotretinoin (Accutane) for a minimum of 6 months prior
+ It is our policy to not provide treatment if you are pregnant and breastfeeding


+ Downtime is dependent on the skin concern that is being treated
+ Minor swelling, redness, dryness, and flaking are possible after treatment
+ Skin can feel textured, with a minor bumpy sensation
+ Minor sunburn-like sensation may be present for 24 hours after treatment

Post Care:
+ Cool Compresses can be applied to the treatment area to soothe discomfort
+ Mineral makeup can be applied immediately
+ Ensure to stay out of the sun and wear SPF 50
+ Ask your provider for product recommendations

What To Avoid:
+ Avoid hot water, friction, and strenuous exercise for 3 days
+ Do not use active skin care products (AHA’s, BHA’s, retinol, and exfoliants) for 1 week
+ No physical exfoliation for 1 week
+ Avoid direct sun exposure during the entire treatment plan and wear SPF 50 at all times

Follow Up:
+ Contact us immediately if you experience any blistering or increased pain
+ We recommend a minimum of 3 treatments 4 weeks apart for best results
+ Yearly maintenance treatments recommended

Treatment Info

Treatments Needed
Results In
12 weeks
Results Last
Several years

Benefits of Stretch Mark Reduction

+ Reduces and improves overall appearance of stretch marks
+ Stimulates collagen and elastin to support skin structure
+ Softens the feel of the skin

Conditions It Treats

+ Stretch marks

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Will Stretch Mark Reduction treatment get rid of my stretch marks completely?

It is unlikely the stretch mark will be eradicated completely. However, Stretch Mark Reduction treatments help make the skin smoother, reducing the appearance of the scar.

+ Do stretch marks go away on their own?

Like any scar, stretch marks are permanent, but treatment may make them less noticeable. Stretch Mark Reduction treatment can also help alleviate the itch.

+ How can I prevent stretch marks?

Though we are unable to control whether stretch marks occur or not, staying hydrated, and eating a nutrient-rich diet, (including adequate vitamin C) may reduce their incidence. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most helpful things you can do to try and prevent stretch marks. Treating fresh stretch marks when they appear will offer better treatment outcomes.

+ Are stretch mark reduction treatments safe?

Most stretch mark reduction treatments, when performed by qualified professionals, are considered safe. However, it’s important to discuss potential risks and side effects with your healthcare provider before undergoing any treatment.

+ How many sessions of laser treatment are typically required?

The number of laser therapy sessions required depends on factors such as the severity of the stretch marks and the type of laser treatment used. Typically, multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart are necessary for optimal results. At SKIN Clinics 3-5 is advised.

+ Is laser therapy painful?

Laser therapy may cause some discomfort during the procedure, but it is generally well-tolerated. Your healthcare professional may apply a numbing cream or use cooling techniques to minimize discomfort.