Stretch Mark Removal
in New York City

When stretch marks appear after weight fluctuations, puberty or pregnancy, they can have a dramatic effect on your body. When this occurs, Dr. Scarpidis offers some of the best treatments for stretch mark removal NYC has to offer and can restore a smooth and attractive appearance.

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks are known to affect both men and women, and can appear anywhere on the body – typically developing on the thighs, abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips, and arms. The most common causes for stretch marks include:


Genetics play a key role in whether or not you’ll have stretch marks. For example, if your mother developed stretch marks during pregnancy, you have a higher risk of developing them as well.

Weight fluctuations

Gaining and/or losing a substantial amount of weight causes your skin to stretch, which will often result in unsightly stretch marks.


When teens experience their growth spurts, stretch marks often occur as the skin struggles to keep up with the rest of the body’s growth.


When men and women rapidly develop muscles as commonly occurs during bodybuilding, the skin may expand too quickly, resulting in the development of stretch marks.


In general, men and women who have lighter skin are more likely to develop stretch marks than individuals with a darker complexion.


It’s extremely common for women to develop stretch marks on their legs, hips, abdomen and other areas after pregnancy, due to the substantial weight gain that occurs.

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An overview of stretch mark treatments

Stretch Mark Removal NYC

To address stretch marks, Dr. Scarpidis uses the innovative Icon Aesthetic System. To begin your stretch mark removal in NYC, he will apply a numbing cream to the target area to ensure that your treatment is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. From there, he will move the laser over your skin, encouraging fresh skin cells to grow and replace your stretch marks. This is accomplished without doing any damage to your surrounding skin, ensuring a comfortable procedure, a non-existent recovery period and very few risks.

Though it’s normal to experience some temporary redness and swelling in the treatment area after your session, it won’t prevent you from resuming your normal daily routine immediately. Depending on the severity of your stretch marks and the quality of your skin, you may see a visible improvement after just one session – or you may require additional treatments to achieve optimal results.

Benefits of stretch mark treatments:

the Icon Aesthetic System

Dr. Scarpidis uses the Icon Aesthetic System for his New York City stretch mark removal treatments because of the profound benefits the device can offer, including:

Dramatic results

There’s a very high level of patient satisfaction with this treatment, because it’s been extremely successful in dramatically improving the appearance of stretch marks for the vast majority of our clients.

Safe treatment

The Icon Aesthetic System is a safe way to treat stretch marks – resulting in minimal side effects and no downtime.


You could get rid of stretch marks with a tummy tuck and other surgeries, but these approaches are much more aggressive. With the Icon Aesthetic System, you can reduce your unsightly stretch marks without the risks, costs and recovery time associated with a surgical procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stretch Mark Treatment?

Using a fractional laser, infrared and visible red light is directed to your stretch marks. The treatment will cause a reduction in the appearance of visible stretch marks, softening and smoothing the skin appearance.

How Many Laser Treatments Do I Need to Have to Remove My Stretch Marks?

At Scarpidis Aesthetics, we have a high. level of patient satisfaction in improving the overall texture and appearance of stretch marks. Depending on the size and severity of the stretch marks, patients can receive a series of three to as many as eight sessions over several weeks to achieve the maximum improvement.

How Far Apart are the Stretch Mark Treatment Sessions?

Stretch mark treatment is not a quick fix. If you are looking to smooth out the texture and not just lighten the discoloration, you may need a series of treatments. Sessions are scheduled three to six weeks apart.

Can All Skin Colors be Treated by Fractional Laser?

A fractional laser is safe to use on all skin types and colors, so any person struggling with visible stretch marks can gain the benefit of our treatments. The ideal candidates haveqa fair complexion and light skin tone or olive or slightly darker skin tones.

How Long Does a Stretch Mark Treatment Procedure Take?

Depending on the size of the area and condition of your stretch marks, you can expect the procedure to take no longer than 30 minutes to perform.

Do Stretch Mark Treatments Hurt?

Patients tell us that our treatments are not uncomfortable to experience. You may feel a slight stinging sensation when pulsations of energy are applied to the skin. A topical anesthetic cream can be applied to make your experience even more comfortable.

How Long Will the Results of my Stretch Mark Treatment Last?

The length of time stretch mark treatments last really depends on the patient. You will enjoy your results for a very long time if you maintatin a healthy weight and care for your skin - we can help.

What is the Aftercare of Stretch Mark Treatment?

Immediately after treatment the treated area may feel tender and appear reddened for a few hours. This is completely normal as the laser has remove layers of the damaged skin making way for the fresh, healthy skin. Cool packs or moist cloths may be applied to the area. Apply a good moisturizing lotion to the treated area after treatment. Most patients experience no downtime and can immediately return work or other activities without interruption.

Why Choose Scarpidis Aesthetics for your Stretch Mark Treatment?

At Scarpidis Aesthetics, we believe that undergoing any treatment should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. From the minute you walk through our door, to your post-treatment care, our warm and knowledgable staff will cater to your every need. Our team is led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ulysses H. Scarpidis. He has extensive experience with the latest and most effective facial and body rejuvenation treatments in the world. It is his goal to provide patients with the most effective facial and body rejuvenation treatments in the world. It is his goal to provide patients with the most effective treatments to achieve results that bring you confidence and joy in every aspect of your life.

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If unsightly stretch marks are harming your confidence and detracting from your overall look, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scarpidis today. During your private meeting in his New York office, he will carefully evaluate your skin before outlining a customized treatment plan designed to restore your smooth and stretch mark free appearance.

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