What can be done to reduce new stretch marks?

Just had my first baby, and I've never really had to deal with stretch marks before. The marks are still reddish. Should I use a cream, or is it best to try micro needling or a laser treatment? I appreciate any help or guidance you can give!

hope1990

F, 37, New York

Tags:woman age 35-44 stretch marks options post pregnancy redness laser cream

I think time is very important to help lighten the stretch marks. There are many cosmeceuticals designed to help with this, but IPL laser, CO2 laser, or my favorite, Fractora (radiofrequency) can help after things settle down. Sometimes, even tattooing helps with this, and tummy tuck can actually excise the stretch marks if you have excess skin after childbirth. Stetch marks are difficult to treat, but there are so many options that I'm sure you'll be thrilled in the end. I love technology!