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Stretch mark removal after or during weight loss. I hear it really cannot be done?
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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