Stretch mark laser treatment

A major aesthetic concern, stretch marks can affect several parts of the body but are most often found on the hips , thighs and buttocks, but also on the stomach . These striated marks affect women more than men and bother a large proportion of patients.

At Skin Marceau in Paris, the treatment of stretch marks uses the lumenis ultrapulse alpha CO2 laser, a pioneering laser in skin rejuvenation.

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What are stretch marks?

Cutaneous lesions taking the form of striae , stretch marks signal the stretching of the skin beyond its elasticity threshold, hence the rupture of collagen and elastin fibers. These are real scars recognizable by their appearance of cutaneous welts .

Different types of stretch marks can be found and constitute different therapeutic indications. If the red stretch marks are still immature and more easily treatable, the white stretch marks are old and are more difficult to treat by laser . It is for this reason that we recommend that you consult for a treatment of stretch marks when they are still red.

Why do stretch marks appear on our body?

The onset of stretch marks is often associated with a rapid and significant change in weight: post-pregnancy stretch marks , growth spurts in adolescence, diets and heavy sports practice ( intensive bodybuilding ) are situations that cause the skin to submit. to excessive mechanical stress.

Genetic predisposition , certain medications or endocrine pathologies also promote the appearance of stretch marks.

Why treat stretch marks with laser at Skin Marceau?

When the stretch marks are red or purplish , they are still fresh and in the inflammatory phase, they respond more easily to vascular laser treatment as well as to the Co2 laser. White and pearly stretch marks are an indication for treatment with a fractional resurfacing laser .

Dermatologists at Clinique Skin Marceau use the lumenis ultrapulse alpha CO2 laser.

Its resurfacing system will create “micro-wells” (also called coagulation cones) on and around the stretch marks, while preserving the surrounding skin. It is from these areas of healthy skin that the skin healing process takes place, resulting in a skin remodeling effect . This will boost collagen production and thus skin regeneration, resulting in a reduction in the width and depth of stretch marks.

Finally, all skin phototypes can benefit from this treatment, which is another advantage of this technique.

Procedure of a laser stretch mark treatment at Clinique Skin Marceau

It is an outpatient treatment, that is to say that no hospitalization is necessary. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, the treatment can last between 30 to 60 minutes.

An interval of 6 to 8 weeks must be respected between two laser sessions. An anesthetic cream is applied upstream for a painless treatment . Generally, the treatment of already white scars will require between 3 to 4 sessions.

For any request for additional information, your dermatologist will take the time to advise you during your consultation.

What are the consequences of laser stretch mark treatment?

No social eviction is necessary and the resumption of work can be immediate.

During the first days after your session, the skin may be red (“ sunburn ” effect) but this fades quickly. The prescription of a healing cream accelerates skin healing.

The results of laser treatment to fight stretch marks

The results are visible from 4 weeks following your session, the time for the regeneration process to be

Over the weeks and with the evolution of the skin remodeling, the effects are optimal. After a few months, the difference is really noticeable.

Cellular renewal acts in depth, stretch marks are reduced and the skin is firmer .

In addition, the quality of the skin is significantly improved.

When stretch marks are treated in the young phase , their development is limited. This is why we recommend that our patients consult early. This makes it possible to limit the number of sessions necessary and to obtain faster results.

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Patient who consulted for stretch marks on the abdomen following pregnancy. She underwent fractional CO2 laser treatment. The after photo shows the results obtained 3 months after a single session.

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Stretch marks 2

Patient who consulted for stretch marks on the abdomen following pregnancy. She underwent fractional CO2 laser treatment. The after photo shows the results obtained 4 months after a single session.

Laser stretch mark treatment at Skin Marceau: what are the prices?

You will find the prices for laser stretch mark treatment in the table below:

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