Stretch marks are caused by a rapid expansion of skin due to pregnancy or weight gain. There are several different types of stretch marks - colored, textured and white - but they pose absolutely no health risk and don't compromise your body's ability to function healthily; they are purely a cosmetic issue and need to be treated accordingly. Cosmetic lasers are a new method for removal of stretch marks. Unlike traditional treatments like stretch mark creams and gels, lasers are used to stimulate new collagen growth and fill the stretch mark from the bottom up. The laser energy is absorbed in the dermal layer of the skin stimulating the production of new collagen.At Dermacare.
All of our stretch mark treatments involve the use of lasers. While we shy away from any creams or topical solutions, cosmetic laser stretch mark treatments are one of the newest methods for decreasing the color and texture of stretch marks. Unlike traditional treatments like gels and creams, we use laser technology with red or brown stretch marks to create a thermal change to the skin, which stimulates new collagen and decrease the visible texture of stretch marks. As the new collagen thickens and plumps the skin, it fills in the stretch mark from below. Currently, we do not treat flat white stretch marks because we have found that repigmenting this type of stretch mark involves too much variability in the results of the treatment.