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Can stretch marks be removed permanently?

I have stretch marks on my abdomen. I want to get rid of them. Can stretch marks be removed permanently?

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Any type of scarring on the body cannot be erased or removed permanently. That being said, there are treatment options for stretch marks, which include micro needling with RF. The other option is an extended abdominal plasty. If your stretch marks are below your umbilicus most likely they will all be removed during a tummy tuck procedure. If you would like to further discuss in a virtual consultation, direct message me on Instagram @DrDaddyK
Sadly, no. They are a type of scar, and scars are permanent.
Yes, stretch marks can be one of those pesky things that are bothersome. This is actually a tear in the dermal layer of the skin from stretch, hence the term stretch marks. Unfortunately the only way to permanently remove them is to permanently remove that skin by cutting it out. Often this is accomplished through an abdom when the stretch marks are present in the lower to mid abdomen. I hope this helps. Good luck.

Hi there. Stretch marks can be annoying in their appearance or the way they feel. They are quite common after pregnancy, weight gain, or growth spurts. It is good to know how much they bother a patient when pursuing options. there are certain creams that can improve the appearance of stretch marks. There are also treatment options like microneedling that can more dramatically improve the texture of stretch marks after a few rounds. Surgically excising the stretched skin during a tummy tuck is also a common option. All of these would make permanent changes to the stretch marks. Cutting them out with a tummy tuck can be the most direct route. If you would like to know if you are a candidate for certain procedures or options to treat stretch marks, please feel free to reach out to our office to schedule a consultation with me.