Q: How can I get rid of stretch marks?

What our experts say:

Stretch marks are scars that are an injury to the dermis. As such, there is no way to reverse them other than by cutting them out. If you have multiple stretch marks on a certain part of the body and we tighten that skin, they will appear better. For example, in a woman when we do a tummy tuck, we cut away some of the stretch marks and the remaining stretch marks will appear softer with some added tension. Some talk about treating these scars with CO2 lasers, and it can give some improvement, but you’re going to have to repeat the procedure and it won’t get rid of them entirely.


Dr. Andrew Ordon

Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills, California

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons that perform Stretch Mark Treatments in your area.

Dr. Joseph Russo

5.6 mi

Newton Centre, MA

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Christine Hamori

31.2 mi

Duxbury, MA

Plastic Surgeon