Stretch Mark Removal

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laser stretch mark removal

Stretch marks appear whenever the skin stretches too far or too fast, such as during puberty, pregnancy, or weight loss. These marks, also known as striae distensae, can have a major impact on your self-esteem. Otherwise joyous events such as the arrival of a new baby or a hard-won battle for a new figure can be marred by these distracting marks.

Even though stretch marks are natural, you don’t have to live with them. At Bella Medspa, we offer stretch mark removal treatments to reduce their appearance and boost your confidence—no plastic surgery needed.


Stretch Mark Treatment Options at Bella Medspa

We offer two stretch mark removal options at Bella Medspa: CO2 laser treatments and microneedling. Our medical esthetician will recommend the option that’s right for you based on your skin type, medical history, and the extent of your stretch marks. Contact us at 484-341-8239 to schedule a free consultation with one of our staff members.


Laser Stretch Mark Removal

Stretch Mark Removal Before and After

Whether through laser resurfacing or microneedling, Bella Medspa patients have experienced amazing results thanks to our stretch mark removal services. Skip the tummy tuck and see for yourself how effective these simple procedures can be.

Ideal for Patients of Any Skin Type

Finally, there's a treatment for stretch marks that helps you achieve the clear, smooth skin of which you’ve been dreaming. Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes pulses of fractional laser light to break down stretch marks and improve the appearance of your skin. In just a few simple treatments, you can reduce redness, smooth out your stretch marks, and feel confident about your rejuvenated skin.

Here's how laser stretch mark removal works:

  • First, your Bella Medspa esthetician will prepare your skin in the weeks leading up to your laser treatment. This preparation will help you build up a tolerance to the fractional laser and reduce the risk of side effects.
  • At your first appointment, your esthetician will begin the procedure by cleaning your skin and applying a topical anesthetic.
  • Next, your esthetician will slowly move the fractional laser along the surface of your skin, targeting unwanted stretch marks.
  • Once the procedure is complete, your esthetician will carefully dress your treatment area with clean bandages. They will then provide detailed aftercare instructions so you can protect your new skin.


CO2 laser resurfacing is a quick, easy treatment that typically only takes 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. But even though the procedure is brief, laser stretch mark removal can deliver long-lasting results. Plus, there's little to no downtime after your treatment, meaning you can return to your normal daily activities in the same day.

After your treatment, you can leave the office and go about your day. Still, keep in mind that you may need multiple treatment session to achieve your skincare goals.


The Benefits of Laser Stretch Mark Removal:

  • Smoother, better-looking skin without surgery
  • Little to no downtime
  • Improved skin appearance
  • Comfortable treatment sessions
  • Minimal treatment side effects treatment side effects
  • FDA-approved to reduce stretch mark appearance

Am I a Good Candidate for this Procedure?

Although laser resurfacing is a safe procedure, it's not right for everyone. You should speak to an esthetician if you are taking or recently took iso-tretinoin. Research suggests that you should wait a few months between completing iso-tretinoin treatment and receiving laser treatment. Speak to an esthetician at Bella Medspa about your medical history to see if laser stretch mark removal is right for you.

Laser treatment is appropriate for any skin type, including very light and very dark skin, and the lasers used at Bella Medspa can effectively treat all patients. Since laser resurfacing works by targeting the melanin in the skin, however, patients with darker skin require a more gentle approach. Your esthetician will work with you to develop the most effective treatment plan for your stretch mark removal.

Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced specialists to see if you are a good candidate.


How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?

Laser resurfacing works by using a fractional laser that emits pulses of light. This light targets the underlying layers of skin to break down the dark pigmented cells that make up your stretch marks. The fractional laser light stimulates collagen production and subsequently generates new skin cells. Those skin cells gradually replace the stretch marks, and the new collagen can leave the mark smoother in texture. As a result, the appearance of the stretch mark on the skin is diminished, improving the patient’s overall skin tone.


How Long Does Laser Stretch Mark Removal Take?

The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. For larger areas or more extensive stretch marks, laser treatment may take up to 90 minutes to complete.


Does Laser Therapy Hurt?

Before your procedure, your Bella Medspa esthetician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb your skin. Most people feel minimal pain during laser stretch mark removal.


How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?

Most patients need three to five laser treatments to achieve the results they’re seeking. These appointments are typically spaced a few weeks apart. Your Bella Medspa esthetician will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your stretch mark removal needs.


How Quickly Will I Recover from Laser Resurfacing?

Patients typically resume their regular daily activities immediately after their treatment session. However, you’ll need to protect your new skin in the weeks following the procedure. Your esthetician will give you detailed aftercare instructions, but you’ll likely need to follow these general guidelines:


  • Avoid direct sunlight for at least four to six weeks after your procedure. Your new skin will be hypersensitive and susceptible to sun damage.
  • If you do have to go out in the sun, cover your stretch marks and wear sunscreen. Your esthetician will recommend a sunscreen that is safe to use on your stretch marks.
  • Use a gentle cleanser and apply lotion daily. Your esthetician will also recommend moisturizers with skin-friendly ingredients that you can use, such as cocoa butter.
  • Avoid applying abrasive scrubs, chemical exfoliants, or makeup on your stretch marks for at least two weeks. You should also avoid skincare products containing active ingredients, such as retinol or retinoids.
  • Avoid chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other cosmetic procedures after your laser resurfacing treatment.

What Can I Usually Expect After my Treatment?

After laser stretch mark removal, you can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Recovery times vary, but it typically takes three to 10 days for the new skin to fully heal. Your esthetician will offer detailed aftercare instructions that you’ll need to follow to protect your skin and avoid damage.

One of the major benefits of laser stretch mark removal is that its side effects are minimal. Most people experience temporary redness and swelling of the stretch marks, which may last a few days. Other side effects may include mild pain, itching, or bleeding.

In rare cases, an infection may develop. If your side effects last more than a few days, your redness or pain worsens, or you develop an abscess near the treatment area, speak to a doctor as soon as possible.


Laser Stretch Mark Removal Cost

Laser stretch mark removal can cost anywhere from $199 to $599 per treatment depending on the size of your stretch marks. You may need three to five treatment session to accomplish your skincare goals. At Bella Medspa, we offer pay-as-you-go pricing for ultimate flexibility—no upfront payments or mandatory monthly installments required.

Don't hesitate—get rid of stretch marks today. Contact Bella Medspa at 484-341-8239 to learn more about our flexible payment options and affordable laser resurfacing procedures.


Stretch Mark Removal with Microneedling

Another stretch mark removal procedure offered at Bella Medspa is microneedling. Unlike laser resurfacing, which uses pulses of light to break up pigmented stretch mark cells, microneedling creates small wounds on the surface of the skin. To heal these wounds, the body stimulates collagen production and creates new skin cells to replace stretch mark cells. Over time, microneedling can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks, improving the skin in the process.

Here's how microneedling works:

  • • Your medical esthetician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the top layer of skin and reduce pain during the procedure.
  • • Using a pen-like tool, your esthetician will make small pricks under the surface of your skin. They will move the tool across your stretch marks evenly.
  • • After the procedure, your esthetician will apply a calming treatment or serum to the treatment area, such as hyaluronic acid. These treatments will hydrate and plump your new skin.

In total, the procedure will take one or two hours to complete. Most people need three to six microneedling treatments spaced four to six weeks apart for optimal results.

After microneedling, you can return to your normal activities immediately, but you’ll need to protect your sensitive new skin. Like with laser treatments, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure, wear sunscreen regularly, and avoid applying makeup or harsh skincare products to the treatment area.


Microneedling Stretch Mark Removal Cost

Microneedling is a simple, affordable procedure at Bella Medspa. And with our flexible pay-as-you-go pricing, you don't need to commit to a lengthy treatment plan immediately—you can pay for your microneedling procedures as you undergo them. Contact us at 484-341-8239 to speak with one of our estheticians and discuss your treatment costs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Am I good candidate for this procedure?

Laser stretch mark removal is appropriate for any skin type, including very light and very dark skin. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced specialists to determine if you are a good candidate.

How does it work?

A fractional laser uses pulses of laser light to break down stretch marks, triggering new tissue production at the site and improving stretch mark color. The new collagen that’s produced can leave the stretch mark smoother in texture and reduce the appearance of the stretch mark on the skin.

How long does treatment take?

The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.

Does it hurt?

Most patients experience minimal pain during the laser procedure.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients need three to five treatment sessions for optimal results.

How quickly will I recover?

Patients typically resume their regular daily activities immediately after their treatment session.

What can I usually expect after treatment?

Most patients experience a temporary redness and swelling of the stretch marks which may last for a few days.