Frequently Asked Questions about Stretch Mark Removal treatments
Stretch marks are one of the most common skin concerns dealt with by most women. Stretch marks can appear on several areas of the body and result from gaining or losing weight, pregnancy, puberty, hormonal conditions or genetics. Stretch marks appear mainly on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms and breasts. Both men and women can suffer with stretch marks, though they are more prevalent among women. Pedro Soler MD uses the icon laser for stretch mark removal treatment and performs all the procedures himself. Pedro Soler MD serves patients in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and all the surrounding areas of Southwest FL.
How are stretch mark removal treatments performed?
Dr. Soler uses laser treatments with the icon laser to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. These marks are common and natural and are a consequence of your body healing your skin after the skin stretches beyond the limits of its elasticity. Laser treatments are a very effective way to deal with stretch marks. The laser helps to lighten the marks and is performed in the office with no downtime. Patients are prescribed an EMLA cream to numb the treatment area. The pulsed laser heats the targeted tissue to stimulate the product of collagen. Usually, the area treated is covered in ointment and healing is complete within a week or two. Slight redness or a pink color may remain for about a month and can last up to 6 months.
Laser stretch mark removal is an advanced treatment to help you get the clear, smooth skin you desire. It’s a non-surgical approach to improving stretch marks, using well-tolerated treatments that require no downtime. It is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Soler to discuss your goals, so he can create a customized plan for you based on your unique needs.
How do I prepare for stretch mark
Dr. Soler will tailor your stretch mark removal plan to meet your overall needs. Dr. Soler may use personalized skincare products before and after a stretch mark removal treatment. These skincare products and routines are customized to you and are chosen based on need, age, desired results and your individual healing process. Before your stretch mark removal, try to avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, tanning creams, waxing or laser hair removal treatments for at least two to three weeks.
How much do stretch mark treatments cost?
Stretch mark removal is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered under insurance. Pricing is dependent on your specific needs and your individualized treatment plan. This will be discussed with you during your consultation so you can make an informed decision about how to financially attain your goals.
Schedule your stretch mark removal appointment today
Stretch marks are an unfortunate fact of life for many people. If you are considering stretch mark removal treatments, contact our office for a one on one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pedro Soler. With Dr. Soler, your expectations are always addressed and treatment options are tailored to your individual goals. Our office serves all of Southwest Florida, including the St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas and is conveniently located just outside downtown Tampa.