What Causes Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks can appear when the skin stretches faster than the body can produce collagen and elastin. Stretch marks can occur during pregnancy, with weight gain, muscle mass increase, and growth during puberty.

Stretch marks are typically red, pink, or purple in color, though the exact appearance will depend on the colorof your skin. Stretchmarks maybe itchy at first and can result in an indented area of the skin. While some stretch marks may never fade completely, Cosmetic Dermatology services can significantly reduce their appearance.

How Can Laser Treatments Help Stretch Marks?

Lasers are one of the most effective treatments for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. As with other types of laser scar removal, this skin treatment for stretch marks works by removing damaged collagen and building new, healthier skin. Most patients will require multiple sessions to see a noticeable improvement in their stretch marks. Dr. Kesty and her team at St. Petersburg Skin and Laser have multiple Lasers and Energy-Based Devices that have been shown to reduce the appearance of stretch marks in randomized controlled trials.

Am I a good candidate for Laser Treatment of Stretch Marks at St. Petersburg Skin and Laser?

People who have been diagnosed with stretch marks or who think they may have stretch marks may be candidates for Laser Treatment of Stretch Marks at St. Petersburg Skin and Laser. Dr. Kesty will gladly meet with you during a private consultation to answer your questions about stretch marks and formulate a customized treatment plan.

“My patients want to look and feel their best at any age. I love that I can help them achieve that by combining state-of-the-art technology, the latest medical evidence, and my advanced skill set and artistic eye”

Dr. Kat Kesty

Founder Of St. Petersburg Skin and Laser