Lose Those Stretch Marks Forever

Lose Those Stretch Marks Forever

Stretch marks! We all have them, and I can already feel you sighing as you think about it. No matter how or why you have them, I think we can all admit that they are never fun to deal with, and often seem to be quite stubborn. Not all hope is lost though - I’ve been using a fractionated laser treatment in my practice that has shown promising results!

In a study carried out to test the effectiveness of fractionated laser treatment for stretch marks, nine patients were treated with the lasers over a period of six sessions. After the treatment was complete, all patients showed significant improvement - skin biopsies showed an increase in epidermal thickness, dermal thickness and collagen and elastin density compared to before. Basically - it worked!

The way this laser is applied is by heating up one bit of tissue at a time. I’ve seen that these lasers are able to improve red stretch marks after pregnancy, and it’s extremely encouraging to know that there are options to treat stretch marks.

If you are interested in trying out this treatment and want to speak to a provider about your options, please visit our Dermatology specialists at one of our locations in Middle Tennessee: NashvilleFranklinColumbia, and Pulaski.

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Dr Pena

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Dr. Pena is a Board-Certified Medical Dermatologist, Mohs skin cancer surgeon, and cosmetic dermatologist. Her mission is to educate the diverse patient populations she serves, and their communities, on the importance of skin care in decreasing the risk of skin cancer and minimizing the early signs of aging. She founded Skin Solutions Dermatology with numerous clinics in Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding Middle Tennessee.

Dr. Julia Pena, MD