Stretch Marks Removal

A stretch mark or striae is a type of linear, curved or horizontal scar that develops when our skin expands or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the rupture of collagen and elastin fibers in our skin. These fibers support and maintain the firmness and elasticity of our skin. When these are broken down, they result in stretch marks.

Various Procedures

There are various procedures which can help to improve the stretch marks.

  • Laser therapy
  • Microneedling or dermaroller
  • Microneedling Radiofrequency

Non-surgical treatments such as micro-needling, micro-needling radiofrequency and lasers are far more effective in getting rid of stretch marks than lotions and creams.

To obtain the best results, we may combine more than one procedure.


  • As stretch marks are caused by damaged collagen, these types of procedures help in the rebuilding of collagen or induction of new collagen fibers.
  • These help in the remodeling of the scar and reduction of stretch marks with multiple sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it painful?

The procedure is done after the application of numbing cream which anesthetizes the skin. There is minimal pain during the procedure and the person can resume his or normal activities after the procedure

How many sessions are needed?

Though the person may feel the improvement within a session or two. Multiple sessions to the tune of 4-6 may be required for visible satisfactory results.

What is the time required for each session?

The time required depends on the area to be treated. 60 -90 minutes may be required for each session including the time required for numbing cream to act.

Are there any side effects of the procedure?

There are no side effects of the procedures. There is mild redness, swelling and crusting after the procedure that stays for a few days. There is no post-procedure pain.