New Laser Treatments Finally Offer an Effective Solution for Stretch Mark Removal

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Cosmetic patients seeking stretch mark-free skin are booking appointments for laser procedures at Schweiger Dermatology in New York City.

For many women, stretch marks are a huge point of embarrassment and many times will prevent them from wearing bathing suits

One of the biggest cosmetic complaints has always been stretch marks and the lack of effective ways to remove them. There are countless lotions and potions on the market that claim to help alleviate stretch marks, but topical ingredients can only do so much for stretch marks. “For many women, stretch marks are a huge point of embarrassment and many times will prevent them from wearing bathing suits,” says Dr. Eric Schweiger, founding dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology in New York City. “I’ve had many patients come to me after years of trying over the counter topical lotions for stretch marks and after they receive laser treatment, they are extremely satisfied with the results.”

There are two different options for laser stretch mark removal. The first option is the KTP laser, which is used to treat newly formed stretch marks that are still red or purple in color. The KTP laser, which is also referred to as pulsed dye laser, destroys the damaged blood vessels without harming the surrounding skin. The most effective laser to use for stretch marks that have already turned a shade of white or silver is the fractional CO2 laser, which stimulates collagen renewal and thereby rejuvenates the areas with stretch marks. Fractional lasers treat only a fraction of skin at a time, which allows for speedier recovery time as well as better results, as the renewed collagen works in conjunction with the healthy, live skin tissue.

Many stretch mark patients are new moms, as pregnancy is a prime time to develop stretch marks. “Our mom patients who are done having children are coming in for stretch mark removal as a treat to themselves and are enjoying great results from our laser procedures,” says Dr. Schweiger. If you are interested in finding out more information about laser stretch mark removal treatments, contact Schweiger Dermatology at (212) 283-3000 or visit us at http://www.nyccosmeticdermatology.com to book a consultation.

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