Many of us have those tell-tale silvery lines on our skin that are the result of rapid weight loss, weight gain, or growth known as stretch marks. Whether they are in an obvious place or a not-so-noticeable area, they can be seen as undesirable and many of us would rather be rid of them. While there are a lot of solutions for this out on the market, the different approaches to stretch mark removal have varying effects. Here is a breakdown of the different treatments for stretch marks.

1. Laser therapy
This is the most effective method to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. As these marks are technically scar tissue, only clinical treatments like laser therapy will fully rid your body of these markings.

2. Tretinoin
This is a retinoid cream that can be prescribed by your doctor or dermatologist to help reduce the appearance of scar tissue like stretch marks. It is most effective on newer and more recent scarring.

3. Microdermabrasion
This skin care technique can help stimulate the growth of new collagen and tissue which can repair damaged skin like that of stretch marks.

4. Herbal remedies
Many people opt to use herbal remedies to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. While there is tons of anecdotal evidence available, there are no scientific studies that have shown these results.

To learn more about our Fotona Laser, the conditions it can treat, and to see if you are a good candidate for laser treatments, please call Jolie Vie Aesthetics at our office at 479.715.6505 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website to learn more: