Stretches or significant weight changes can lead to stretch marks. Although not harmful, they can lead to loss of self-esteem or even depression. Laser surgery is a costly cosmetic procedure that can correct stretch marks and cost thousands of dollars.
Laser surgery can be used to remove dead skin tissue around stretch marks
An active laser beam is used to remove layers of skin that have been peeled around the stretch marks. This treatment is most effective in new stretch marks and pink-brown ones. In the past, silver stretch marks are more difficult to remove.
The cost depends on the frequency of the stretch marks, the surgeon's experience and the reputation and location. Removal procedures for fresh indicators may be faster and cheaper than older, more widely used indicators. Established, reliable surgeons will cost more. In general, costs in June 2010 range from $ 200 to $ 1,500 per treatment.
Laser treatment for stretch marks usually requires multiple sessions, possibly up to 10. The total treatment cost can range between $ 2,000 and $ 8,000, with a national average cost of $ 5,500 in June 2010.
Stretching removal is a cosmetic procedure and is usually not covered by most insurance companies.
Clinicians recognize that laser surgery is expensive and offers a variety of payment plans. Plans are flexible and based on your budget and your ability to pay. Plans include lower payments at affordable rates, which split the cost of your treatment in a few years.