Medically known as striae, stretch marks are essentially blemish lines that occur on the skin’s surface after the skin has been stretched from weight gain, pregnancy or hormonal conditions.
Newer stretch marks are red in color and respond well to the V-Star Pulsed-Dye laser. The energy targets the red pigment and gently disperses it, causing the stretch marks to fade. Most patients require two to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.
Older stretch marks, typically white in color, are more challenging to treat. The Artisan LUX 1540TM laser is one of the only lasers FDA-cleared for removal of stretch marks. After a series of treatments, patients can see significant improvement in appearance and texture.