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What Is The Stretch Mark Removal Treatment?
Striae, also known as Stretch Marks, are lines or streaks on the skin that occur when the inner skin layer is stretched thin and loses its elasticity. They can be pink, purple, or white (depending on age). Stretch marks appear when the skin stretches, and there aren’t enough new cells to sustain the stretched skin. The most commonly affected areas are the breasts, thighs, stomach, hips and back. Stretch marks come about directly from the skin getting stretched due to rapid growth, such as during puberty, or weight gain, as seen during pregnancy. Although the skin has a fair degree of elasticity, such stretching is bound to leave prominent marks. Many pregnant women, in particular, experience stretch marks in different areas, especially in the latter half of their terms. Usually, these marks fade over time, and several treatments can help in this case.

For removing stretch marks, laser therapy, micro-needling, plasma therapy, and chemical peel treatments are available and depending on the severity of stretch marks, your dermatologist will recommend the treatment.

What to expect during the consultation?
During the consultation, a thorough skin analysis with the type of stretch marks, its age, medical history, previous treatment taken, if any, your expectations and your treatment goals are discussed.

What treatment methods can be offered and the number of sessions required will then be discussed.

We will be customizing the sessions required after evaluating your stretch marks.

We will take a before picture, and pre and post-treatment care will also be discussed well before. You will also be shown other patients’ results and testimonials.

Treatment Protocol at Metamorphosis
Stretch mark removal treatment begins with a brief consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists, who will create an individualized treatment plan.

Metamorphosis delivers this with:
a. Cleansing of the area where stretch marks are present
b. Application of numbing cream to minimize any discomfort
c. Laser shots given onto the stretch marks
d. Cleaning the area and application of post-procedure cream

Benefits and Results


Diminishes the appearance of stretch marks Skin gets tighter, firmer and smoother
Effective treatment for all skin types Almost complete improvement in recent and shallow stretch marks
Minimal downtime Helps improve graft strength post-transplantation

Diminishes the appearance of stretch marks
Almost complete improvement in recent and shallow stretch marks
Skin gets tighter, firmer and smoother
Effective treatment for all skin types
Non invasive and Comfortable treatment
Minimal downtime

Results: When combined with plasma therapy and micro-needling, laser treatment is generally quite effective for stretch mark elimination. Still, the number of sessions required will depend entirely on how old and noticeable your stretch marks are. Aesthetically, 8 to 10 sessions are recommended to achieve desired outcomes, but this can range from 10 to 12 sessions in some circumstances.

Treatment Procedure

Cleansing of the area where stretch marks are present

Application of numbing cream to minimize any discomfort

Laser shots given onto the stretch marks

Cleaning the area and application of post procedure cream

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Synopsis of treatment

Procedure Time-45-60 minutes


Full Recovery-2 weeks

Male or female - Both

Sensitivity Period-48 hours estimated

Risks and Complications-Temporary pain, swelling, discoloration, bleeding and scarring.

Back to work-immediate

Results-Best Results seen in 8-10 sessions

Duration of Results-Permanent



Treatment FAQ’s

What Are Stretch Marks And What Are Its Different Types ?

Stretch marks are known as Striae in medical terms. They are basically scar that develops due to shrinking or stretching on the skin. Stretch marks are of different categories, namely: Striae gravidarum, which is mostly pregnancy-related where the skin expands very fast in a few months, Striae rubrae marks are red, Straie Albae is silvery-white in colour, Striae atrophicans caused by skin thinning, Striae caerulea is a dark blue mark, and Striae nigrae possess a deep dark black color. Striae are also classified into physiological and pathological striae. Physiological striae aren’t associated with any underlying disease and conditions, but pathological striae are associated.

How Do Stretch Mark Form ?

To understand this it is important to know the 3 layers of your skin namely :Epidermis (Outer visible layer), Dermis (below your epidermis or middle layer) and Hypodermis (Deepest layer of your skin). Now then the other important bodies within your skin are collagen and elastin which are proteins that are building blocks or you can say backbone of your skin. These are situated in the dermis layer of your skin which provides elasticity and flexibility to your skin. Now when your body grows faster than its normal rate , also faster than skin then it becomes a task for your collagen and elastin to keep up and it gets overstretched. The connective fibers are forced thereby to extend beyond their elastic capability and they tear. Then in the process of self repairing and trying to come back in its original form stretch marks develop in the dermis layer of your skin and appears as patches on the skin’s surface. The internal tearing causes the blood vessels to be uncovered leading to development of purple, pink or brownish color marks. At the onset later the dark color diminishes into silvery white marks. The scarring can become less prominent over time but the stretch mark will not fade away completely.

How Can One Prevent Form Stretch Mark Occurance ?

There are no sure-shot ways that can assist in getting you completely off from developing stretch marks, but it may help minimize its occurrence to a certain extent. Drinking plenty of fluids and consuming citrus fruits helps keep your body hydrated. Well-hydrated skin is more supple, elastic, and less susceptible to tears due to body gain. Another way is to maintain proper body weight. Especially pregnant women need to keep their weight within the healthy range and can plan a proper healthy diet and exercise plan under their doctor’s guidance. Also for those who gym needs to design their exercise routine that involves progressive muscle growth. The problem is that your skin experiences difficulty in coping with stretching, especially the bulkiness; therefore it is advisable to go easy into training programs, giving less stress to the skin.

How Does laser Work On Stretch Mark ? What Are Its Benefits ?

Laser uses light therapy that penetrates into the dermis and stimulates collagen production. During the process, your collagen is getting produced, damaged blood vessels are closed, and skin fibers are improvised to get a smooth texture to the skin and improve its elasticity. The benefits of lasers are: They can be used for all skin type, are USA FDA approved, gives faster results, permanent treatment, less need for medication post-treatment, improved healing, improved blood circulation in the treated area, and reduced inflammation.

How Safe Are Laser For Stretch Mark Treatment ?

The prime focus of laser therapy is to allow the skin to heal itself at its pace, and they are very safe and only minimally invasive procedures.

What Happen To Skin After Laser Treatment ?

Soon after the treatment, you will observe the treated skin looking red and tender, but you have to take it as a good sign that your upper layer of skin has been successfully removed, thereby giving way to the regrowth of new skin beneath. In some patients, blisters may form, but there is no need to worry. The skin will heal in a few days. The stretch marks will most often look more prominent after each treatment before they heal.

What Can Be Done For Itchy Stretch Mark ?

Try to avoid scratching and use good moisturizers or other topical corticosteroids but with a dermatologist’s prescription-only to save your skin from developing any side effects.

What Are The Risks For Stretch Mark Removal Treatment ?

Temporary pain, swelling, discoloration, bleeding, and scarring.

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