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NEW Laser Resurfacing of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are clinically called striae distensae.  Until recently, very little could be done for stretch marks.  Historically, the only reliable way to eliminate stretch marks was to surgically remove them (for example, with a tummy tuck), which left scars of its own.  Then, in 1996, Dr.McDaniel reported that a pulsed-dye laser (PDL) could successfully treat stretch marks1.  The PDL became the gold standard treatment, but time marches on and science continues to advance. In May of 2011, medical researchers … Continue Reading

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