Stretch Marks Specialist

Summit Medicine and Wellness

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Hamilton, NJ & Ewing, NJ

Stretch marks can appear after any notable change in weight, such as from pregnancy, weight gain, or adolescence. Regardless of why they developed, at Summit Medicine and Wellness in Hamilton and Ewing, New Jersey, Neelima Vudarla, MD, provides Icon® laser treatments to fade unsightly stretch marks. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn how you can reduce or erase stretch marks.

Stretch Marks Q & A

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks look like patches of lines that are usually brown, reddish, or purple in color. At first, stretch marks appear raised and deep in color. With time, they smooth out and fade to a silvery white.

Stretch marks are extremely common and happen when your skin is stretched relatively quickly. This usually happens during periods of intense growth, such as during pregnancy, muscle gain, quick weight gain, or due to a medical condition. Women are more likely to develop stretch marks as compared to men.

The marks form in the middle layer of your skin when the fibers experience rapid growth. They end up tearing and show through as stretch marks.

Where are common locations for stretch marks?

It’s common for stretch marks to develop on your hips and stomach. But you can also have them appear on your:

  • Lower back
  • Thighs
  • Breasts
  • Upper arms

At Summit Medicine and Wellness, Dr. Vudarla can effectively treat stretch marks in most locations using Icon laser technology.

How does the Icon laser reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

The fractional laser energy of the Icon laser penetrates the outer layers of your skin and stimulates the formation of new tissue and collagen underneath. The result is smoother, more evenly toned skin. You see a reduction and sometimes complete resolution to discoloration and skin textural changes with the skin rejuvenation provided by the Icon laser.

How many Icon treatments will I need?

The team at Summit Medicine and Wellness creates a customized treatment plan for you as every person has a different skin type, quality of stretch mark, and response to the Icon laser. In most cases, you see the resolution in three to five treatments, which are spaced two to four weeks apart. Each session lasts about 30 minutes.

Is there any downtime following Icon laser treatment?

Most people who receive treatment for stretch marks need no downtime afterward. You should avoid sun exposure during the healing process, which lasts about three months.

To learn how you can fade unsightly stretch marks with Icon laser treatments, call Summit Medicine and Wellness or schedule an appointment at their offices in Hamilton or Ewing, New Jersey, today using online booking.