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Stretch Marks in Washington, DC

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Recently there has been a great interest in both the medical literature and the media concerning the laser treatment of stretch marks. Stretch marks present as unsightly red to white areas, which occur commonly on the abdomen, arms, chest, and thighs.

The cause of stretch marks is basically unknown but can result from pregnancy, weight gain, trauma and most likely has both hormonal and physical influences. Stretch marks represent a dermal scar in which the connective tissue (i.e. collagen and elastin) within the dermis is disrupted, causing both textural and color changes. After Pulsed Dye laser treatment, sophisticated studies show both photographic and computer-analyzed improvements in stretch marks. It is important to point out that many treatments are necessary in order to improve stretch marks and that most do not completely resolve, however, it is clear that Pulse Dye laser therapy of stretch marks (laser stretch mark removal) is safe and can be an effective treatment for pink or red stretch marks. We may also utilize other lasers and light sources such as the KTP or Fraxel laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device in a multi-pronged approach to address both the textural and color changes associated with stretch marks.

As with all our cosmetic treatments, we offer complimentary consultation for stretch mark removal in our Washington, DC office. During your consultation we will examine the areas of concern, and offer an honest, genuine assessment of the estimated response to treatment. If desired we may perform a test spot for a small fee to gauge response to treatment prior to proceeding with full treatment.

Please call 202-966-8814 or email us to schedule complimentary stretch mark removal consultation.

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