About Laser Stretch Mark Removal

Laser stretch mark removal is a cosmetic procedure done to improve the look of areas with stretch marks by removing them. Stretch marks occur from a various reasons like pregnancy, obesity, puberty, gaining and loosing weight rapidly and other physical activities. When the dermis (middle layer of skin) is stretched more than it can handle, the connective fibers in the skin break by disrupting the collagen production, causing scarring. Therefore, stretch marks are formed. There are various ways to remove stretch marks such as creams, gels, lotions, diets and exercise, which mostly fail and do not give any satisfaction. Stretch may marks form in the arms, legs, thighs, hips, abdomen, lower back, buttock, chest, and nearly everywhere in the body.

Laser Stretch Mark Removal Procedure

In a laser stretch mark removal the doctor will apply a beam of light to the area to be treated that removes the thin layers of skin around the stretch marks. Once the laser is applied onto the skin the doctor will wait, checking that everything is normal. The procedure will take around 30 minutes. Depending on the amount of area to be treated the duration can take longer. The excimer laser is used as it is highly effective and instead of burning or cutting the affected skin areas, with the high energy UV laser light, it disrupts the molecular bonds in the skin tissue and causes them to disintegrate. Once the stretch mark removal is completed, new layers of healthy and fresh skin will form and stretch marks will be permanently removed.

Suitable Patients for Laser Stretch Mark Removal

  • Male and female patients of all skin types and skin tones
  • Patients who are at a good health condition
  • Patients who are over the age of 20

Before Laser Stretch Mark Removal

There are no major requirements before the treatment

After Laser Stretch Mark Removal

• The treated area will be red and tender

• Healing will take a few days

Risks of Laser Stretch Mark Removal

Just like every treatment there is a risk of complications to occur in laser stretch mark removal which are temporary like

  • Redness
  • Minor swelling
  • Blisters
Trip Schedule of Laser Stretch Mark Removal

The patients will attend a consultation with the doctor and will be advised about the procedure and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the treatment and if everything is normal then laser stretch mark removal will be performed. The treatment will take 30 minutes to perform but depending on the area to be treated, the duration can extend to an hour.  Once the treatment is over, the doctor will perform a check up and if the patients are approved to be in a good, healthy condition and feeling good, then they are advised with post treatment care requirements and are ready to be discharged from the clinic to their settlements. If everything is right then the patient is ready to return to their destination. In some cases the patient may want to undergo a few more sessions.

If desired, after the consultation, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the clinic the next day for the treatment.

Notes

• Trip schedule may vary. medicTurkey patient relations will provide you a detailed trip schedule before the travel.

• For details on accommodation, transportation and other services, please check the SERVICES page.

What is Laser Stretch Mark Removal?

Laser stretch mark removal is a cosmetic procedure done to improve the look of areas with stretch marks by removing them. Stretch marks occur from a various reasons like pregnancy, obesity, puberty, gaining and loosing weight rapidly and other physical activities. When the dermis (middle layer of skin) is stretched more than it can handle, the connective fibers in the skin break by disrupting the collagen production, causing scarring. Therefore, stretch marks are formed. There are various ways to remove stretch marks such as creams, gels, lotions, diets and exercise, which mostly fail and do not give any satisfaction. Stretch may marks form in the arms, legs, thighs, hips, abdomen, lower back, buttock, chest, and nearly everywhere in the body.

How is Laser Stretch Mark Removal done?

In a laser stretch mark removal the doctor will apply a beam of light to the area to be treated that removes the thin layers of skin around the stretch marks. Once the laser is applied onto the skin the doctor will wait, checking that everything is normal. The procedure will take around 30 minutes. Depending on the amount of area to be treated the duration can take longer. The excimer laser is used as it is highly effective and instead of burning or cutting the affected skin areas, with the high energy UV laser light, it disrupts the molecular bonds in the skin tissue and causes them to disintegrate. Once the stretch mark removal is completed, new layers of healthy and fresh skin will form and stretch marks will be permanently removed.

Does Laser Stretch Mark Removal hurt?

Patients may feel minimal pain during the procedure. Options like local anesthesia and medication can be discussed with the doctor.

Will I need anesthetics?

There is no anesthetic used with the procedure.

Who can have Laser Stretch Mark Removal?

• Male and female patients of all skin types and skin tones

• Patients who are at a good health condition

• Patients who are over the age of 20

How long do I need to stay in clinic?

Laser Stretch Mark Removal is done on an outpatient basis, so the patient is sent home after the treatment.

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Laser Stretch Mark Removal is usually 1 – 2 days.

Devices used in Laser Stretch Mark Removal

During Laser Stretch Mark Removal a CO2 Fractional Laser Device is used.

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Hi doctor, I have strech marks on my legs and I'm suffering from them for along time. Please I need to remove it and I need good results and honestly with me if it doesn't work. Seda, thank you

medicTurkey

Dear Seda,
The results differ from one person to another. It won't stay the same for sure. But for some people it takes few sessions to have them removed and on some people they can not go away totally. But I can say that our results are generally good. If we think that you are not getting good results from one treatment, we can try another one and see the results.
Of course there has to be at least 2 weeks in between the treatments.
We will be contacting you for the details of your visit and we will want some pictures of the areas to get a professional advise.
Kind regards,

lubna mahirban

i have alot of stretch marks on my belly and thighs from pregnancy. i want to know if it is possible to remove these marks. if so how much do you charge? i will attach a photo of what my belly looks like. they have fades alot since the first pic as you can see in the second picture but they are very deep. is it possible to remove these marks? i look forward to your reply.

medicTurkey

Dear Lubna,
Of course it is possible to remove them. We have different methods, Fractional Laser, PRP, mesotherapy, dermapen... These can be done alone or combined.
We will be advising you the best option according to your scars, time of stay and other conditions.
We will contact you via E-mail and want for some pics of the area and details of your travel. Then we will get the doctor advise and tell you the options and prices of the treatments.
Kind regards,

iyi gunler,
gobegimde dogumdan sonra kucuk nerdeyse gorunmeyen catlak var ve kalcada var boyum uzarken malesef catlak olustu.
sizde ogrenmek istedigim tedavi kac gun yada kac kez surer ve fiyat ogrenmek istiyorum.

tesekurler,
aysel yilmaz kucukkukoklu

medicTurkey

Merhaba Aysel Hanım,
Bize fotoğraflarınız gönderebilir misiniz? Fiyat alana göre doktorumuz tarafından belirleniyor.
Fraksiyonel Lazer uygulaması yapabiliriz. Daha uygun bir fiyatlı uygulama isterseniz dermapen veya dermaroller yapabiliriz.
Detaylarını mail üzerinden görüşebiliriz.
Saygılarımızla,

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