What is the best treatment for stretch marks?
While stretch marks are not harmful or painful, these indented streaks on the skin can be a source of distress and reduced confidence for women and men alike. Following a one-on-one consultation, Beverly Hills cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer sketches out a comprehensive treatment plan using an advanced combination approach to ensure the most effective, long-term improvement.
To reduce the appearance of stretch marks, Dr. Emer avoids deep resurfacing treatments at all costs, as these treatments may inadvertently aggravate the condition. Instead, he concentrates on safe, low-strength treatments to build collagen over time and achieve gradual improvements.
What are the benefits of stretch mark removal with Dr. Emer?
- No incisions
- No discomfort or downtime
- Stimulates collagen regrowth
- Helps diminish both shallow and deep stretch marks
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Boosts self-confidence
- Effective for all skin types and tones
- Works rapidly
- Ideal for those who’ve experienced weight loss
What is Dr. Emer’s approach to treating stretch marks?
Using various state-of-the-art fractional devices and therapies—including non-ablative lasers, radiofrequency heating devices, and ablative lasers for more aggressive stretch marks—Dr. Emer resurfaces the skin and improves overall skin texture. For additional improvements, Dr. Emer incorporates microsecond YAG laser treatments for skin rejuvenation and vascular lasers to reduce redness in the affected area.
Dr. Emer enhances these laser treatments with Sculptra injections for natural collagen production and gradual skin tightening; monthly microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and growth factors; and LED light therapy to promote and accelerate healing. At home, patients can improve the outcome of their procedure through regular dermarolling treatments and ongoing, customized skin care protocols.
What can I expect from my recovery?
You may experience some minor soreness in the treatment areas after your procedure, and you may also see some redness. These symptoms are on par with a mild sunburn, and they should disappear within a few days. Most of our Beverly Hills and West Hollywood clients are able to return immediately to their normally scheduled activities, whether it be work, school or leisure. To help maintain your results long term, be sure to drink plenty of water, eat healthy natural foods, and maximize your sleep.