Stretch Mark Removal Specialist

NorCal Medical and Aesthetic Center

Hussam Kujok, MD

Internal Medicine & Aesthetic Specialist located in Carmichael, CA

When other methods like topical creams and chemical peels aren’t successful, laser stretch mark removal provides permanent results. At the NorCal Medical and Aesthetic Center, Dr. Hussam Kujok uses ICON® laser technology to diminish or even eliminate unsightly stretch marks. Dr. Hussam Kujok is an aesthetic specialist who believes in utilizing the best technology and providing compassionate care to give his patients the best experience possible. Call or book online to visit the Carmichael, California, office.

Stretch Mark Removal

by Hussam Kujok, MD

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are noticeable lines and discoloration on the surface of your skin that occur when your skin stretches rapidly, typically due to: 

  • Pregnancy
  • Fast growth
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Extreme weight loss or gain
  • Medications, such as hormones and steroids


The skin won’t bounce back to its original state. Instead, it develops stretch marks. They can change color, starting with shades of red or purple and transforming to silver or white over time.

Both men and women can get stretch marks, most commonly on the:

  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Breasts
  • Upper arms
  • Abdominal area


How can I prevent stretch marks?

Certain factors like healthy nutrition have been linked to a lower likelihood of developing stretch marks. For example, eating nutrient-rich foods that are good for your skin, such as:

  • Foods high in zinc, such as nuts or fish
  • Foods high in protein, such as eggs or peas
  • Foods high in vitamins A, C, and D, such as carrots and citrus fruits

 

Drinking plenty of water will also help to keep your skin soft and less likely to scar


What are my options for stretch mark removal?

There are numerous treatment options for stretch marks, including laser therapy, dermabrasion, and topical creams, some of which are available over-the-counter. At the NorCal Medical and Aesthetic Center, Dr. Kujok uses the innovative Cynosure ICON Laser to treat stretch marks.


How does laser stretch mark removal work?

With the ICON laser, fractional laser technology delivers beams of light and pulsed energy to your skin. The laser targets and breaks down the discolored, scarred skin and stimulates the production of new collagen. That yields an improved, smooth texture and a reduction in the appearance of stretch marks.

Dr. Kujok applies a topical numbing cream to the area before beginning the laser therapy. You can expect to have around three to six treatments, each about one month apart, to achieve the best outcome.


What are the advantages of laser stretch mark removal?

Not only is the ICON laser FDA approved, quick, safe, and effective — each procedure only takes about 30 minutes — you can also get back to your regular activities immediately after treatment.

Laser stretch mark removal is a nonsurgical approach that can improve the appearance of your skin. If you’re wondering about stretch mark removal, Dr. Kujok will discuss your options. Call or book online.

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