Can I use the IPL procedure for my Stretch Marks?

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I was looking into the IPL process and was wondering if it could be used on stretch marks. Would it change the average cost if it was used for a different purpose? Any additional information would be great. Summer is coming fast so what I would love hear back quick.


F, 35, New Jersey

If the stretch marks are red then IPL can decrease the redness, but won't help the scar texture.  I find the Fractional 1540 can help improve stretch marks somewhat. The stretch marks will never be gone.  This takes lots of sessions and usually around a week of post laser redness. 

So, not too many of my patients continue with necessary treatments because of the expense and downtime.

for big events I will recommend body make-up.

Ken Oleszek, MD

La Fontaine Aesthetics

Denver, Colorado

In my experience IPL does not work all that well for stretch marks (and neither does anything else honestly).