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Stretch mark treatments in Highland Park, IL

Start fresh and love your skin.

Stretch marks are a very common skin issue that occur for a variety of reasons. White stretch marks are older skin scars that are more difficult to treat than newer stretch marks, which are purple or red in appearance. Fortunately, there are effective options to reduce the appearance of these scars. Treatments combinations often include procedures such as Microneedling with VirtueRF and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).

However, there are options available to reduce the appearance of your scars if you so choose.

At a Glance.

Best Results

series of 3-6 treatments every 4-6 weeks

Treatment Recovery



numbing cream

Procedure Time

30 minutes

Medically Qualified

Medically qualified aesthetician

Back to Work

Same day

How it works

Stretch marks are colored lines or streaks that appear on your skin from weight gain, growth or genetics. They’re essentially tears on the skin, but aren’t a sign of an underlying health issue.

Stretch marks often begin as red or purple marks, and slowly fade to white or silver over time. The difference in color distinguishes how old the marks are. Newer, red-tinged stretch marks (striae rubra) are easier to treat. They begin red because blood vessels are present under the skin. The presence of functioning blood vessels allows red stretch marks to be more responsive to treatment. Red stretch marks respond well to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy.

White stretch marks (striae alba) are older and more difficult to treat. Over time, your blood vessels will narrow, making it hard to stimulate collagen production. Treatment results may not be as drastic compared to those of red stretch marks, but there are options available to help them fade more naturally while tightening surrounding skin. We use Microneedling with VirtueRF to achieve excellent results with older stretch marks.


What it Treats

  • White and red stretch marks
  • Surgical Scars
  • Red Scars

Complementary Treatments

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Topical treatments

Works Best For...

  • Growth spurts that happen in puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Rapid weight loss or gain
  • Weight training when you have rapid muscle growth
  • Genetics

Our Results

The combination of microneedling with VirtueRF and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) produces beautiful results that can last for months to years with proper maintenance! Please note, results may vary. Our medical aesthetician will clearly review your treatment options during your consultation.

Is this treatment right for me?

Discover which stretch mark treatment would be the right treatment for you by using our free, interactive Virtual Consultation Tool.


Types of Stretch Mark Treatments at Perlis MedSpa and Wellness

A holistic approach to
medical aesthetics

Perlis MedSpa and Wellness takes a holistic approach to medical aesthetics. We believe that beauty comes from the inside out.

So before we treat you with our highly specialized, professional stretch mark reduction techniques, we will ensure it will have the right conditions to succeed. From hormones to skincare products and medical spa treatments, we want to be your one-stop-shop for all things aesthetics & wellness in Highland Park.

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