Reviewed by Dr. Scott Maymon, ND, NPH, and Dr. Sarah Stone, ND.

Stretch marks are a source of insecurity for many people. While they are harmless and do not pose any health risks, stretch marks can still affect a person’s self-esteem.

We understand the importance of feeling confident in your skin, which is why we offer a range of effective treatments tailored to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and promote healthier, firmer skin.

In this blog, we will talk about three treatment options we offer to reduce the look of stretch marks and scarring: PRP, RF microneedling and low-level laser therapy.

Understanding Stretch Marks

Stretch marks, or striae, typically appear as bands of parallel lines on your body. These lines can vary in color and texture from your normal skin and are a result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or weight gain.

Not everyone gets stretch marks, and it is difficult to determine who will develop them and when. However, certain factors such as family history, hormonal changes, and lifestyle choices can increase the likelihood of getting stretch marks.

Stretch marks often start off as pink or purple lines on the skin that eventually fade to a lighter color over time. While they may never completely disappear, there are effective treatments available to minimize their appearance.

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Treatment

PRP is a minimally invasive treatment that uses the healing properties of your own blood to stimulate the growth of new skin cells and collagen. It involves extracting a small amount of blood from your arm, spinning it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets rich in growth factors, and then injecting it into the affected area.

The growth factors in PRP promote tissue regeneration and improve skin elasticity, making it an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. It also helps with improving skin texture and tone, making your skin look smoother and more youthful.

PRP is a safe and natural treatment that has little to no downtime. Most patients see results after just one session, but multiple sessions may be required for more severe cases of stretch marks.

For more information about this treatment, read Cellenis® PRP Treatments.

RF (Radiofrequency) Microneedling

RF microneedling is a combination of two popular treatments – microneedling and radio frequency energy. This treatment uses a device with tiny needles that penetrate the skin to create controlled micro-injuries. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, promoting collagen and elastin production.

The addition of radiofrequency energy in this treatment helps to further stimulate the growth of new skin cells and improve skin texture. This makes RF microneedling an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scarring.

RF microneedling is safe for all skin types and has little to no downtime. Most patients see results after just a few sessions, with continued improvement over time.

For more information about this treatment, read Scarlet® RF Microneedling.

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy is a non-invasive laser treatment that uses targeted light wavelengths to stimulate cell activity and promote tissue regeneration. This treatment helps to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks by increasing collagen production.

LLLT is painless and has no downtime, making it a popular choice for individuals looking to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. The number of sessions required may vary depending on the severity of your stretch marks, but most patients see significant results after just a few treatments.

Formore information on this treatment, read Low-Level Laser Therapy.

How to Choose the Right Treatment

During your consultation, Dr. Maymon or Dr. Stone will assess your stretch marks, taking into account their age, severity, location, and your skin type. Each individual’s skin is unique and requires a personalized approach to treatment.

The consultation provides an excellent opportunity for you to discuss your concerns, expectations, and any questions you might have regarding stretch mark treatments. They will explain the various treatment options available, and discuss the benefits and potential outcomes of each therapy.

Why Combine Treatments?

In many cases, a combined treatment approach can maximize results. For instance, combining PRP treatments with laser therapy or RF microneedling can accelerate the healing process, leading to quicker improvements in the appearance of stretch marks.

It typically takes a few months after treatment to see the full benefits, but many patients report significant improvements in both the look and feel of their skin after just one treatment.

Pure Body Health: Your Partner in Skin Health

We are committed to providing personalized, effective treatment options for our clients. Our experienced team understands the impact that stretch marks can have on your self-confidence and are dedicated to helping you feel comfortable and confident in your skin.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our treatments for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. If you are searching for ‘stretch mark treatment near me,’  or ‘prp for stretch marks,’ we can help.

Call (480) 427-0442 to book an appointment, or stop in and say hello! We are located at 1553 W Todd Drive, Suite 106 in Tempe, AZ.