Stretch Marks Treatments
Located in Westchester, NY
Stretch marks are a common issue that women can develop after rapid weight gain or as a result of pregnancy. Westchester dermatologist Dr. David Kriegel can help remove or diminish these unsightly and difficult-to-remove marks on your stomach, arms, hips, or elsewhere, leaving your skin youthful and attractive.
Overview of Stretch Mark Treatments
While various treatment options exist for managing stretch marks, our dermatology center primarily uses light therapy to tackle this skin concern.
Topical creams with retinoids and hyaluronic acid enhance skin elasticity, while laser therapy like fractional laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) stimulate collagen production. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels work to exfoliate the skin, promoting cell renewal. Additionally, microneedling creates micro-injuries to trigger collagen synthesis.
However, our focus lies in harnessing the unique benefits of light therapy, particularly using infrared and visible red light. It ensures a targeted and effective solution for reducing stretch marks and improving skin texture. It also works as a painless treatment that helps unsightly marks blend in better with the skin around them.
Consulting with Dr. Kriegel and the rest of our team of experts means you get a personalized treatment plan based on individual skin characteristics and the severity of stretch marks. Expect only the best results for your skin.
Candidates for Stretch Mark Treatments
Giving birth is definitely a rewarding experience, but it can take a toll on the mother’s body in the form of stubborn stretch marks that fade a little over time but can last forever. While the mother can manage the temporary weight gain on her own, over-the-counter ointments and creams are rarely successful in eliminating the stretch marks that flaw an otherwise beautiful skin.
Others can also develop noticeable stretch marks around areas like their stomach, arms, back, and thighs due to rapid changes in weight.
How Our Cosmetic Dermatologists Help Treat Stretch Marks
Through the use of light therapy, it is possible to diminish the appearance of older stretch marks that have become white and shallow. In a series of non-invasive, painless treatments, your stretch marks can become the same shade as the surrounding skin, rendering them much less noticeable.
How does light therapy remove my stretch marks?
Infrared and visible red light is beamed onto the stretch marks. This causes a reduction of the apparent scarring of the stretch marks, thereby softening and flattening the appearance of the stretch marks. A series of 10-20 sessions will be required over 5-10 weeks in order to see a 20-60 percent improvement. During your consultation. Dr. Kriegel can give you an estimate of how many stretch mark treatments you may need.
What should I expect after each procedure?
The treatments are painless and there should be no discomfort or adverse affects after treatment. Following each quick treatment, you may resume your normal activities.
Are the effects of light therapy for stretch marks permanent?
The results of your stretch mark light therapy treatment can last forever, but follow-ups or maintenance treatments may be needed to keep your skin looking its finest. These later sessions may be spaced a month apart and help maintain your skin’s color and renewed elasticity.
The best way to determine your candidacy for stretch mark treatment is to talk directly with one of our cosmetic dermatologists.
How much does light therapy cost?
The cost of your light therapy stretch mark treatment in Scarsdale can be discussed when you come in for your consultation at Westchester Center for Dermatology.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Westchester Center for Dermatology today to schedule a consultation for your stretch mark treatment in Scarsdale or to learn more about the medical and cosmetic treatments we offer.