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We get calls often from patients that want to know how well stretch mark removal with lasers works. The truth is that it works very well for some patients and not at all for others.

Part of what we do as a laser dermatology office is to “pick” patients. This means we have the responsibility of deciding which stretch mark candidates have a chance to do well in our program and which ones do not.

As stretch mark patients go, the following issues help determine whether we feel a patient is a good candidate for what we do.

– If you are young, there is a better chance for improvement

– If your stretch marks are recent, you have a better chance for improvement

– If your stretch marks are red, pink or brown, you have a better chance for improvement (white, flat stretch marks are not a good candidate)

– If your stretch marks are indented (vs. flat), you have a better chance for improvement (flat or raised stretch marks are not a good candidate)

As with all cosmetic procedures, setting proper expectations is important for achieving patient goals. If a patient cannot understand that the goal for laser stretch mark treatment is improvement, then they will not be a good candidate for our office. Lasers are a great option, but in many cases the stretch marks will only improve vs. be completely removed.

To find out if you are a good candidate for stretch mark removal, call the office today.


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