Treatments to improve the appearance of stretch marks. large pores and texture include laser treatments, dermabrasion, and prescription retinoids. Additional treatments include Radiofrequency treatments (RF) and abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, which removes the skin below the navel where stretch marks often occur, as well as fractional laser resurfacing.
Fractional Laser Treatment and Resurfacing is a form of photorejuvenation, which uses intense pulsed light to treat stretch marks. The intense heat creates small wounds in the affected areas. The controlled wounds gradually heal over time and significantly decrease the appearance of stretch marks as new, healthy skin grows. The process was originally conducted with a CO2 laser; however, it is now performed with a fractional laser. A fractional laser uses tiny laser beams to apply intense heat to areas affected by stretch marks and other blemishes. The newest lasers have been developed to remove skin more precisely, layer by layer with minimal damage to the surrounding healthy skin. Fractional lasers are also used to eliminate the appearance of scars, sun-damaged skin and spider veins.