Stretch Marks/Scar Reduction

What is Stretch Marks / Scar Reduction?

Stretch marks or striae happen either when there is sudden weight gain and the skin expands or the person loses significant weight which leaves lines like marks on the prominent parts of the body like the stomach, thighs, etc. There is no medical condition associated with it. While we should love our skin the way it is, we do have a choice on our body if we want to change something about it like-stretch marks. They can make people conscious about their bodies and it could become a significant factor in the types of cloth one might be restricted to wear so as to not show stretch marks. Aafiyat brings to you proficiency in stretch mark removal and scar reduction treatment.

Types of Strech Marks Treatment Removal

There is a wide range of stretch marks treatment removal option available with Aafiyat. Upon examining your stretch marks and other factors, we will provide you with a list of the treatment option that might work the best for you.

Laser Treatment for stretch marks

It involves using a focused light to deliver to the skin. Depending upon the type of laser that is being used, this treatment can boost collagen production, and help the stretch marks fade away. This treatment needs to be done in 3-4 sessions to maximize the impact of the result.


Microdermabrasion is the process of exfoliating the skin using a handheld wand on which an abrasive substance is added to gently scrub the skin. Microdermabrasion has the ability to reduce the severity of stretch marks.

Chemical Peel

The process of chemical peel involves applying an acid like glycolic acid onto the layer of the skin. This deeply exfoliates the skin and boosts collagen production.

Side Effects Of Stretch Marks Treatment

  • Your skin might feel swollen or red during the procedure but that is only the result of a laser beam penetrating into your skin and causing tiny holes in the dermis layer.
  • You might feel a burning sensation
  • You might want to itch, which is a result of inflammation

While this problem should subside within a few hours, if the complications persist, you should immediately consult a doctor.

Stretch Marks Removal Consultation

Before the stretch marks treatment is performed, it is important that you have a consultation session with the dermatologist. They will examine your skin, and the type, and color of your stretch marks. After that, they will provide you with the option you can go for stretch marks removal.

Make it a point to tell your doctor the following things before you decide on an option:

  • Do you have any medical conditions?
  • Whether or not you get cold sores?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you take any medications or supplements?

These answers will help the doctor validate whether or not you are a good candidate for the stretch mark removal and which process would suit you the best.

Stretch Marks Removal before care tips

  • Sun protection is not just crucial after the laser stretch mark treatment. It is equally important to make sure you do not have tanned skin or any sunburn, otherwise, the doctor won’t be able to perform the procedure on you, as it might damage the skin permanently.
  • You will have to make a few lifestyle changes before you decide to book the stretch mark removal session, such as:
    – You will have to quit smoking 4 weeks prior to the treatment
    – Stop taking any medications that delay healing like vitamin E, aspirin, and more.
    – Skin care products with retinoid and glycolic acid are a big no-no for at least 2 weeks prior to the treatment
    – If you are prone to cold sores, we’d suggest taking a prescribed medication.

Stretch Marks Removal After-Care Tips

Laser treatment for stretch marks makes the skin sensitive. This is why we advise the patine t against going out in direct sunlight. If going out in the sun is unavoidable, we would recommend applying a plethora of sunscreen with SPF 30+.

It is very important to keep yourself hydrated and keep the skin constantly moisturized with a moisturizer prescribed by the doctor. Sun protection is necessary to ensure that your sensitive skin does not develop any scars.

Stretch Marks Treatment Recovery Period

The recovery period associated with stretch marks removal treatment depends on the body’s ability to naturally generate which means it might take some people 3-4 weeks to fully recover from the treatment.

Your new skin will begin to come after 7-10 days but the complete healing will require at least 20 days. While you can continue with your normal lifestyle you need to ensure that your skin is constantly moisturized and well-protected from the sun as it might become sensitive and lead to skin darkening.

Stretch Marks Treatment Cost

The stretch marks treatment cost depends upon the following factors:

  • Location
  • Experience of the doctor
  • Area of the skin to be treated
  • Skin Type Strength of stretch marks
  • Any medical history
  • Underlying conditions

Treatment Options

Morpheus8® is a non-surgical needling treatment that utilizes radiofrequency technology to defy the adverse signs of aging and stimulate the production of collagen in your skin. Radiofrequency energy is scientifically proven to help rebuild the body’s natural collagen production properties. With the use of micro pins, Morpheus8® renews the deeper layers of the dermis with minimal downtime.

This cosmetic procedure is specially designed to work as an acne and stretch mark treatment that effectively tightens and smoothes the skin on your face and body. Combining both radiofrequency and micro-needling, Morpheus8 penetrates deep into the skin and fat, morphing aging skin for a more desired smooth and sleek appearance with defined facial characteristics of younger, brighter looking skin. Non-invasive, Safe for all, long lasting results, no skin tugging or pulling and fast recovery are some advantages of this marvelous technology. The biggest benefit that this cosmetic treatment possesses is its colour blind technology. This means that it can be used to treat all skin types, including darker tones.

Applying controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin also know as Collage Induction Therapy (CIT). The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles, dramatically improving  the skin by significantly reducing fine lines, scarring, traumatic scars, and stretch marks. Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. Dr.Sakeenah will determine the skin’s collagen building potential, elasticity, and where each stretch mark is located before selecting a viable treatment. The procedure will vary depending on the patient’s case and type of stretch mark as well.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can stretch marks be removed without surgery?

There is various treatment available with Aafiyat for stretch mark removal as well as scar reduction treatment which can help fade or get rid of the lines which are a result of stretch marks.

Can gaining weight and then suddenly losing it result in stretch marks?

Yes, when you gain weight, your body stretches and upon losing weight it turns into visible fine lines which can be removed by stretch marks treatment at Aaifyat.

Do stretch marks cream work?

Clinical study has proven that topical stretch marks cream have little proven impact on reducing stretch marks. While they might diminish the appearance of stretch marks, they won’t completely remove them.

Can coconut oil remove stretch marks?

No amount of topic product application can remove the stretch marks. This is why we suggest getting stretch mark removal treatment at Aafiyat.

Is laser treatment for stretch marks painful?

The pain associated with laser treatment for stretch marks is minimal to nothing. You might feel a tingling sensation or warmth during the course of the treatment.

Interested in Morpheus8, Microneedling, Skin Resurfacing treatment for any of your Stretch Mark concerns, contact Aafiyat Advanced Aesthetics (AAA) to see if you are eligible candidate! At AAA each patient receives personalized care, attention by providing tailor made solution that meets their personal expectation to get the best results!