Stretchmark Treatment in Monroe, LA
Stretchmarks are streaks of discolored skin that develop on the body. Unfortunately diet and exercise cannot help with stretchmarks, but the condition can be treated at Hopkins Dermatology. Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist, offers stretchmark treatments for men and women in Monroe, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana.
What Are Stretchmarks?
Any changes to your body that stretch the skin, such as being overweight or pregnant, may cause small tears in the skin known as “stretchmarks.” Even if your body returns to a normal shape, you will still have these permanent reminders. Characteristics of stretchmarks are:
- Parallel streaks of damaged skin
- Gray, white, purple, or pink in color
- May feel indented or flush with the surrounding skin
- Color may change over time
Stretchmarks most often develop on the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks.
What Are the Benefits of Stretchmark Treatment?
- No surgery, downtime, or scarring
- Blends the stretchmark area with surrounding skin
- Short treatment times
- Comfortable procedure
How Does Stretchmark Treatment Work?
Laser treatments help to minimize the “crepe paper” appearance of stretchmarks by stimulating the production of new collagen fibers.
What Should I Expect from Stretchmark Treatment?
Dr. Hopkins recommends that women wait until they have their last child before considering stretchmark treatment. People who are having stretchmark treatment after losing weight should maintain their ideal weight for at least one year. If you have your stretchmark removal treatment too soon, you may need a follow-up treatment in the future.
During the procedure, a device is used to administer laser energy to the damaged skin. The energy is only absorbed by the targeted tissue, so the surrounding skin is not affected. You may need several treatments to completely treat your stretchmarks.
How Much Does Stretchmark Treatment Cost in Monroe, LA?
The cost of stretchmark treatment is based upon several factors, such as the severity and location of the marks. This information is gained during the examination period with Dr. Hopkins. After examining the patient Dr. Hopkins can provide pricing prior to your treatment.
Be Healthy, Be Beautiful. Contact Hopkins Dermatology Today.
Why live with stretchmarks when you can have them treated at Hopkins Dermatology? Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist, offers stretchmark treatments for men and women in Monroe, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for stretchmark treatment.