Laser Stretch Mark Reduction Specialists

Karen Kim, MD, PC

Cosmetic Specialist & Internist located in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Whether it’s from pregnancy or weight gain and loss, stretch marks can leave you feeling deflated and scarred. But with Dr. Karen Kim and her team in Downtown Los Angeles, your stretch marks can fade away into nothing more than a memory. With the Icon™ Aesthetic System by Cynosure©, your stretch mark reduction is performed with no surgery and minimal downtime.

Laser Stretch Mark Reduction

What Causes Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are caused when the skin is overstretched, scarring it. This often occurs during a growth spurt, pregnancy, or weight gain. And while stretch marks do fade with some people, in others they never do without intervention. When people lose significant amounts of weight, stretch marks often remain as evidence of their previous size. If you have stretch marks making you feel uncomfortable in your own skin, schedule an initial consultation today.

How Does Stretch Mark Reduction Work?

When you come in for a stretch mark reduction procedure, Dr. Kim uses MaxG with the Icon Aesthetic System. This adapter uses top-of-the-line light technology to revitalize the skin, reducing the appearance of stretch marks and smoothing the skin surface without damaging the surrounding skin.

Dr. Kim uses fractional laser light pulses to break down the scar tissue in your stretch marks. This spurs new tissue production, leading to additional collagen and elastin, which naturally plump the skin, smoothing the texture and reducing the appearance of your stretch marks. Although Dr. Kim may recommend multiple treatments to achieve the goals you’re seeking, most patients experience visible results after just one treatment.

Does Stretch Mark Reduction Hurt?

Stretch mark reduction with the Cynosure Icon is a non-invasive, non-surgical approach to significantly reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Because it uses innovative laser technology that goes beyond single-wavelength lasers, there is only minimal discomfort during and after treatment. And with no incisions, there’s no downtime. That means you can come in on your lunch break and return to your regular daily activities as soon as your treatment is completed. Most treatment sessions require 30 minutes or less.

How Do You Know if Stretch Mark Reduction Is for You?

Stretch mark reduction with the Icon Aesthetic System works with a variety of skin tones and textures. It can be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on different areas of the body, including the:

  • Stomach
  • Hips
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Buttocks

To see if it can help you reach your cosmetic stretch mark reduction goals, contact Dr. Kim’s office today. It’s easy to schedule an appointment online.