Stretch marks, also called striae, form when the skin quickly expands. This is typically seen in pregnancy, rapid weight gain, and bodybuilding. Areas with naturally higher fat content, such as the abdomen, breast, and buttocks, are most commonly affected, but any part of the body is susceptible.
How many sessions are required for stretch mark removal?
Since each patient’s stretch marks are different, there is no one clear answer to this question. Dr. Siegel will determine the number of sessions required for your unique stretch mark removal process. Typically, this can range between three and five appointments, but it could be more or less depending on your specific circumstances. Dr. Siegel will tell how you many sessions you’ll most likely need at your initial consultation so you know what to expect.
What is the best laser for stretch mark removal?
Dr. Siegel has extensive experience in laser treatments. He has been using fractional technology, as well as other laser treatments, for over a decade. While there are many devices and treatment options on the market for laser stretch mark removal, Dr. Siegel has found that FX CO2 (fractional CO2 resurfacing) is the best laser type and method.
Does stretch mark removal work on dark skin?
Although results may vary, stretch mark removal can be effective on dark skin. Your complexion is a factor in the design of your treatment. Dr. Siegel will take the color of your stretch mark and the surrounding skin into account when customizing your stretch mark removal procedure. His goal is to deliver the best possible outcomes to all of our patients.