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How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks During or After Pregnancy


Updated July 02, 2014

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Lasers for Stretch Marks
Stretch Marks Postpartum

The alba stretch marks are harder to treat but a laser might help get rid of these stretch marks.

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As with many things, the more effective the treatment, the more costly. Laser stretch mark removal falls into this category. It is the most effective, but the most costly. This should be reserved for when you are done having children. There are different types of lasers that can be used, this is determined by the type of stretch marks you have: rubra or alba.

These laser treatments to get rid of stretch marks can cost $400-800 per visit. You may need to visit the dermatologist three or more times to see results. This is not something that is often covered by your insurance company and so the costs are out of your own pocket.

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