Question about Stretch-marks: i have had 2 children and gained a lot of q67

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.
Read More

Question:

I have had 2 children and gained a lot of weight during pregnancy which caused stretch marks on my stomach. I have got back to a healthy weight and I am trying to find out the best way of getting rid of them. Please let me know if there is something that can get rid of my stretch marks.

Answer:

Stretch marks are a bit like scars in that they tend to improve with time, and also there are treatments to improve them but not get rid of them completely. We can use a laser called the Fraxel laser to help re-organise the collagen within the stretch mark, and this can give you  a mild improvement. 

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

We're here to help

Our consultants will help you decide which treatment best suits you and your skin conditions/type.

Request a phone call