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How come in 2020 there is nothing REALLY effective for stretch marks?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: Stretch Marks TreatmentHow come in 2020 there is nothing REALLY effective for stretch marks?
A patient asked 3 years ago
I tried everything under the sun for stretch marks. When I say “everything”, I really mean everything. From lasers to carboxytherapy, from microdermabrasion to microneedling. In fact, since microneedling is touted so much, I have endured several painful sessions of microneedling with and without PRP. Zero improvement. I’m very objective. Absolutely zero difference. Even tried the plasma fibroblast pen. Will there every be something effective for stretch marks? Is research being conducted or not
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 3 years ago

Treatments for Stretch Marks

Hi and thank you for your question! Your experience is not rare and your concern is very valid. As a matter of fact, whenever we communicate with a patient who is interested in treating stretch marks, we usually start being saying that “stretch marks are quite challenging to completely remove”. This being said, many patients can still see some improvements with a number of treatments. The keyword here is “improvements” as complete removal is often not achievable with nonsurgical treatments. I am sorry that apparently you haven’t even been able to see any improvements with the treatments you have had. In general, the best results (improvements) are achieved with a series of Fractional CO2 laser treatments (combined with brightening creams especially for darker marks). I hope it helps and good luck!


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