Question about Fraxel-laser: can you treat stretchmarks i am getting extremely mixed information q268

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Can you treat stretchmarks? I am getting EXTREMELY mixed information. I visited a plastic surgeon who claims the answer is unequivically NO. Websites claim fractionated CO2 and Fraxel have some success. I am 34 years old and have many on my thighs that bother me. I dont care about the white marks but the skin is indented and wrinkled. I am looking for something that will help the look of these. Afew of them are raised. I am petite only 48kg and have the marks from regular exersise. I am told just prone and very unlucky. Will a few fraxel treatments help to fill out the indentations and overall look of the skin? Have you had any happy clients?


You can treat stretchmarks with fraxel or fractional co2 laser, but the results are very limited. There may be very mild improvement in skin quality, and smoothness, but the stretchmarks will still be there. We have tried this on a few patients, and one of our receptionists and have seen some results, but not huge changes.

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