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What is the best stretch mark removal procedure?

What is the best stretch mark removal procedure?

Can be tough to tx: I feel that it's hard to predict the response with stretch mark treatment. Various treatments can be used, depending on your skin type, & age and color of the stretch mark. These include topical treatment (primarily retinoids), pulsed dye laser, intense pulsed light. Microdermabrasion sometimes helps. Fractionated co2 laser can be done, but is a more aggressive treatment with downtime & more risk. ...Read more

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What are permanent methods for stretch mark removal?

What are permanent methods for stretch mark removal?

Can be tough to tx: I feel that it's hard to predict the response with stretch mark treatment. Various treatments can be used, depending on your skin type, & age and color of the stretch mark. These include topical treatment (primarily retinoids), pulsed dye laser, intense pulsed light. Microdermabrasion sometimes helps. Fractionated co2 laser can be done, but is a more aggressive treatment with downtime & more risk. ...Read more

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What types of stretch mark removals do they have and how much do they generally cost?

What types of stretch mark removals do they have and how much do they generally cost?

Certain lasers...: ...Have been reported to lessen stretch marks, especially the large purple ones. I have no experience with such treatments, so i can't tell you if they work, or what they cost, but i can tell you that your insurance almost certainly will not cover it -- and it won't be cheap. ...Read more

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How bad do marks need to be to have laser stretch mark removal?

How bad do marks need to be to have laser stretch mark removal?

Subjective: Cosmetic dermatology procedure. As such, it is subjective, i.e. Eye of the beholder. Medical indication might be if they cause significant psychological distress/symptoms. Even so, insurance may not pay for it. ...Read more

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Does revitol stretch mark removal cream really work?

Does revitol stretch mark removal cream really work?

Stretch marks: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter stretch mark removal cream?

What is the best over-the-counter stretch mark removal cream?

Stretch marks: That is a question better asked of a Dermatologist or a Plastic surgeon after they examine you. ...Read more

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Will microdermabrasion work as a stretch mark removal method, if my stretch marks are new?

Will microdermabrasion work as a stretch mark removal method, if my stretch marks are new?

Don't be fooled: Microdermabrasion will do very little long term to fix problems in the skin like stretch marks. Do not be fooled by practitioners who tell you they can fix your scars by this method. ...Read more

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