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 do not have to live with them. At Bella Medspa, we offer stretch mark removal treatments to reduce their appearance and boost your confidence—no plastic surgeon required.


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 which option is 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 seen real results with our stretch mark removal services. Skip the tummy tuck and see for yourself how effective these simple procedures are.

Ideal for patients of any skin type

Finally, there's a treatment for stretch marks that helps you achieve the clear, smooth, new skin that you've been dreaming of. Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure that uses 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 with 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 increase your tolerance to the fractional laser and reduce side effects.
  • At your first appointment, your esthetician will begin the procedure by cleansing your skin and applying a topical anesthetic.
  • Next, your doctor 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 in clean bandages. They will then provide detailed aftercare instructions so you can protect your new skin.


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

After your laser treatment, you can leave the office as soon as the procedure is over. You may need multiple treatments to see the best results.


The Benefits of Laser Stretch Mark Removal:

  • Smoother, better-looking skin without surgery
  • Little to no treatment downtime
  • Improved skin appearance
  • Comfortable treatment sessions
  • Minimal 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 stretch marks. The fractional laser light stimulates collagen production and generates new skin cells in the process. These skin cells gradually replace the stretch mark, and the new collagen that is produced can leave the mark smoother in texture. As a result, the appearance of the stretch mark on the skin is reduced, improving 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 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 between 3 to 5 laser treatments for optimal results. 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?

People typically resume their regular activities immediately following the treatment session. However, you will need to be careful to protect your new skin in the weeks following the procedure. Your esthetician will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, but you will likely need to follow these general guidelines.


  • Avoid direct sunlight for at least 4 to 6 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 2 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 between 3 to 10 days for the new skin to fully heal. Your esthetician will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions that you will need to follow to protect your skin and avoid damage.

One of the major benefits of laser stretch mark removal is that the 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 or if you develop worsening redness, severe pain, or 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 between $199 to $599 per treatment, depending on the size of your stretch marks. You may require 3 to 5 treatments to see optimal results. 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 works using pulses of light to break up pigmented stretch mark cells, microneedling works by creating 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 should take 1 to 2 hours to complete. Most people need 3 to 6 microneedling treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for best results.

After microneedling, you can return to your normal activities immediately, but you will need to protect your sensitive new skin. Like laser treatments, you will need to avoid sun exposure, wear sunscreen regularly, and avoid applying makeup or harsh skincare products on 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 when you want to get 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 if fractional laser light to break down stretch marks, triggering new tissue production at the site and helping to improve stretch mark color. The new collagen that is 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 people feel minimal pain during the laser procedure.

How many treatments will I need?

Most people need three to five treatment sessions for optimum results.

How quickly will I recover?

People typically resume their regular activities immediately following the treatment session.

What can I usually expect after treatment?

Typically most people experience a temporary redness and swelling of the stretch marks which may last a few days.