Stretch marks on the skin
Are you tired of those unsightly stretch marks? These thin, narrow lines or ripples can appear anywhere on the body and are caused when the skin expands to grow. This can occur during a growth spurt, after weight gain, with breast implants and is also common after pregnancy.
Often informally called “tiger stripes,” stretch marks are technically called stria. Once stretch marks appear they generally do not go away, even with special creams or lotions. Although topical treatments may help reduce their appearance in certain mild cases. While they are not a medical condition, many patients find them bothersome and wish to have them removed.
Treating stretch marks
At the Dermatology and Laser Centre, Dr. Rubinstein can successfully treat stretch marks anywhere on the body with the use of laser technology.* We carry a variety of fractional light-emitting lasers that work to penetrate the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production to help repair and smooth unwanted marks or discoloration.*
Love your skin again
Whether you struggle with post-pregnancy stretch marks on your belly or have stretch marks anywhere else on your body, you can finally feel confident about the look of your skin.* Our laser treatments are safe for most skin types and can be used anywhere including the abdomen, legs, thighs, arms, breast, and hips.* The many patients we have treated in Studio City and Simi Valley have seen remarkable improvements in the of their stretch marks.*
Preparing for treatment
Most patients typically require multiple sessions spaced a few weeks apart to ensure the best results.* However, everyone’s skin is different and therefore stretch marks can vary in size and in color. This means that to properly understand how many treatments you will need, a consultation will be needed.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.