fraxel for stretchmarks, greenwich, westport ct

Fraxel for Stretch Marks | Greenwich | Westport CT

The Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa is proud to make available to our clients the Fraxel Re:store Laser for the treatment of stretch marks.

The Fraxel Re:store laser can help improve stretch marks, however, no treatment can yet make a stretch mark go all the way back to looking like totally normal skin. We can reduce red stretch marks, diminish white marks, improve the texture and make them look better, even in some cases so that you can't see them very easily, but stretch marks are still an area where we improve the problem but don't remove it. There are no 'perfect' treatments for stretch marks. The latest development in the treatment of stretch marks is fractional laser therapy. A series of treatment sessions are usually needed to obtain the best results.

 

What Clients Say

  • Gabrielle P
    5

    Great experience all around. The ladies are professional, kind and very welcoming. My first time having lip injections was a breeze thanks to this staff. Highly recommended, a must for go for quality service and a fair price.

    | 04-04-2017
  • Jacqueline M
    5

    Cannot recommend them enough. The environment is clean, calm and relaxing. The staff was friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. The entire process was quick and nearly painless. I will absolutely be going back!

    | 02-28-2017
  • Wilson K
    5

    They were incredibly professional, pleasant and efficient and followed up to ask me if i had any questions or concerns. Excellent experience.

    | 02-27-2017
  • Anonymous
    5

    I love the team at greenwich medical skin care. It's a lovely and very clean setting where one can feel comfortable and safe. I truly believe in the treatments they provide and have been very successful in the results from my botox injections. I recently experienced the ultherapy treatment for the lower portion of my face and neck and although I have great hopes that within 3 months the results will be well worth it, I must say this procedure is not for the faint at heart. It is not, uncomfortable, rather quite painful and despite the medications provided to relax you and the numbing ageny to ease the pain, I unfortunately, was more than uncomfortable. I understand we go to great pains to be our most beautiful, I just want to let people know that this one takes a lot more tolerance than one would expect. Phew!

    | 01-20-2017
  • Elizabeth S
    5

    Catherine is a top professional. She is honest and will reccomend what she thinks you need which I like. She has a great eye and natural touch . That's why I like to go there.

    | 11-01-2016
  • Janice M
    5

    Very Friendly, great customer service, professional, accommodating, did a great job!

    | 10-31-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Everyone was great and I am happy with my most recent service.

    | 10-27-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Great team, beautiful new office; Catherine is excellent - she knows what I want and need and advises me really well; and she does the 'job' extremely well. I also like her as person and it's fun to see her for my appointments.

    | 10-25-2016
  • Jene A
    5

    Susana is a good esthetician. The facials here are excellent and the results last 2 weeks. Very happy with the level of service; wish you had a location closer to West Hartford!

    | 10-23-2016
  • Suzanne C
    5

    Highly professional.

    | 10-20-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Lovely and welcoming staff, very capable clinicians and great results.

    | 10-11-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Personal service, they remembered me even though it's been 4 months! Looked great right after my IPL.

    | 10-10-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Love this place! I've been a big fan since they opened. Wonderful staff, caring and professional.

    | 10-09-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Excellent! I feel confident with Catherine administering my treatments. The Spa is a beautiful facility.

    | 09-29-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Professional, friendly, informative, painless.

    | 08-28-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Amanda was friendly and knowledgeable and I trusted her advice.

    | 08-27-2016
  • Stella D
    5

    Great team of girls! Ellen is the best, She is very attentive and knowledgeable about products. Highly recommend!

    | 08-27-2016
  • Erin G
    5

    Love all the girls . Such nice people. Nurse Amanda was fantastic!

    | 08-21-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Greenwich Med spa is the best in the area. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and clean facilities.

    | 08-10-2016
  • Mary V
    5

    Staff is always profession, knowledgable and friendly!

    | 08-04-2016
  • Jennifer F
    5

    Great service! Staff was kind and treatment was done on time.

    | 08-04-2016
  • Kim M
    5

    Friendly, professional staff. Always a perfect experience.

    | 08-01-2016
  • Clarita Z
    5

    The staff members are polite and helpful. The environment is clean, attractive and peaceful. Ellen is a gem. I love going there.

    | 07-27-2016
  • Sarathi R
    5

    Exceeded my wildest imaginations. The staff starting from the front desk all the way to the principals of the Spa are warm, efficient and empathetic. Also very professional at their job !!!!

    | 07-23-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    I wouldn't go anywhere else, I trust them and love the results! They are always willing to help you and discuss any questions or concerns you have about your skin and appearance. Everyone is very pleasant all the time. I have learned so much about my skin and how products help issues I may have. You can't go wrong with them!!

    | 07-23-2016
  • Kay M
    5

    Take a moment to say how amazing Amanda was during my appointment. Professional, patient and extremely smart... Her recommendations were on point and her care in talking thru my issues were truly caring. I would highly recommend.

    | 07-02-2016
  • Barbara S
    3

    I had to wait half an hour for 5 minute procedure.

    | 06-26-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Catherine is an excellent nurse. She is patient, she listens to your questions and concerns and addresses your needs with care. She is easy to talk to and very professional at the same time. The ladies in the office are all very sweet. Overall excellent quality place. Im extremely happy with my experience there.

    | 06-23-2016
  • Lee N
    5

    Hi. I had Ultherapy yesterday and the experience was amazing. I had my initial consultation with Catherine but then came in to see Amanda. I immediately trusted Amanda and boy am I completely satisfied with my treatment yesterday. I was expecting the worst but I am pleasantly surprised that I have minimal swelling and line marks on my face (Amanda was so thorough in letting me know what to expect). I look forward to continuing my treatment with Amanda. I have also recommended her to friends.

    | 05-28-2016
  • Veronica B
    5

    Excellent helpful Staff (Oksana), and Catherine is amazing. (friendly, masterful in injecting and sweet and genuine).

    | 05-06-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Great experience, really like Ellen. she took a lot of time to figure out which facial would most benefit my skin.

    | 05-04-2016
  • Karen B
    5

    My appointments were always on time. I rarely ever waited. Everyone is very nice and the staff were informative. I only had laser but my experience was great and would go back for that again. Amanda was awesome!

    | 04-29-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    I went in for my first Laser appointment and the staff couldn't have been more nice and more informative. The spa is very clean and wonderful. Amanda is amazing!! Can't wait for my other sessions!

    | 04-13-2016
  • Jose B
    5

    It was amazing experience . Excellent Service from everybody @ Greenwich Medical Skin Care & Laser Spa Particulary my Nurse Practitioner Amanda Pucci...Thank You all of You ! Definitely place to recommend.

    | 04-12-2016
  • Lindsay M
    5

    Catherine is the best at what she does. I have done many procedures at the spa and have always been super satisfied. I don't go anywhere else and don't trust any other place!!!

    | 03-29-2016
  • Amparo F
    5

    Ellen is great very knowledgeable and professional. My skin is feeling better thanks to her expertise and recommendations.

    | 03-28-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Always feel beautiful and pampered after the visit! Thank you Ellen.

    | 03-26-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Catherine is great. Super professional and does a great job and what she does.

    | 03-24-2016
  • Anna W
    5

    Amazing! Loved every second of the service.

    | 03-18-2016
  • Evangeline K
    5

    Had a great facial. Ellen is very knowledgeable and a true professional. Highly recommend.

    | 03-16-2016
  • Alexandra T
    5

    I've always had great and friendly service at The Medical Skin and Laser Spa. Ellen is a great esthetician who knows just what your skin needs. Chista has always been super, always knows your name and always is so sweet. It has been a true pleasure to be a customer! Thank you!

    | 03-14-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Everything was wonderful, from check-in to prep, to procedure! It was easy, relaxing, and worthwhile. I would highly recommend the Spa to anybody I know. Couldn't be more pleased.

    | 03-12-2016
  • Elizabeth B
    5

    Beautiful decor, welcoming & knowledgeable people.

    | 03-10-2016
  • Farida S
    5

    I had an exceptional experience. Every one were very friendly!

    | 03-09-2016
  • Stephanie B
    5

    While I always come in for a facial or chemical peel, this time I tried Botox for my forehead lines. I could not be happier with the treatment I received at the spa (although that's not surprising since I love going) but the results are incredible and it has only been a few days. I would DEFINITELY recommend!!!!!

    | 03-07-2016
  • Diane R
    5

    Had a good day. Lovely people. Good experience. Will go back!

    | 03-03-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    All my visits to Greenwich Medical Skin Care would rate an A+. From their professionalism and engagement at at the front desk to the delivery of the procedure by their staff, all should be commended for their amazing attitudes and knowledge and time they take to make each client feel secure and confident in the procedures.

    | 03-02-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    The Greenwich Medical Skin Care and Laser Spa is fabulous. The staff are so accommodating and the location could not be any more convenient right off I-95. I was somewhat nervous visiting a new Spa and Amanda made me feel completely at ease. She explained the procedures and all products thoroughly and answered all my questions. She made amazing recommendations as well and I could not be any happier with my results! My skin is amazing thank to Amanda and I look forward to seeing her for future services. Thank you!

    | 03-01-2016
  • Maureen G
    5

    This was my third visit for micro-needling and the service was fantastic. Catherine is a kind attentive practitioner who answers every question. I highly recommend her!

    | 02-28-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    I have had a fantastic experience at Greenwich medical so far. The staff and nice and professional, I never wait long and the settling is nice and clean.

    | 02-03-2016
  • William B
    4

    Overall experience was very good and professional. I would challenge the rates charged for the treatment involved.

    | 01-31-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    The waiting foyer was very clean and had nice refreshments. The staff was very polite and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable.

    | 01-29-2016
  • Tony B
    5

    Great service, professional environment, and cool people that know what they're doing.

    | 01-20-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Lovely experience. Always good to treat yourself and your skin to a spa and a wonderful facial with Ellen!

    | 01-10-2016
  • Tara F
    5

    The staff and atmosphere at Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa are welcoming, and professional. It's great to have a high quality Spa so close to home and not have to go into Manhattan! Always happy with the results!

    | 09-09-2015
  • Patricia P
    5

    I am often complimented on my "youthful look" and I always credit the Greenwich Medical Spa. They have the best staff from reception to the nurses , and the most up to date treatments. I am always pleased with my results and everyone I have recommended has been thrilled with their results.

    | 09-05-2015
  • Sadie L
    5

    From the moment you walk in the door, you are welcomed and treated with so much care. The Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa is great, friendly and professional. Catharine & Maureen are amazing artist. Plus, they are caring and genuine. Good natured, friendly personality and extremely talented hands and care for their clients should be rewarded. Thank you Med Spa for having such wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and talented employees! This was a whole health experience!!

    | 02-09-2015
  • Susan C
    5

    The entire staff of Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa are amazing. Friendly, professional and comfortable. Catherine is an artist. Plus, she is caring and genuine. A rare combination, which makes me a loyal client. Marria is gracious and elegant. She also remembers my name each time I visit. I highly recommend this fabulous team. Not only because the treatments have people saying I look 15 years younger than my age, but also because of the atmosphere of authenticity and honesty. I?d be highly surprised if you don't love it too.

    | 02-09-2015
  • Beth K
    5

    The spa and staff never disappoint. Very professional and helpful with suggestions but never pushy or salesy.

    | 02-09-2015
  • Rose P
    5

    I have been a client of Greenwich Medical Skincare since their doors have opened. I will not go anywhere but here. The staff along with the owner Marria, are professional and caring. This is the best place for all your need ladies! Not only have I found an all your needs spa but also have made some close friends here too. Go to this spa - you will not be sorry!

    | 09-28-2013
 

Treatment of Red Stretch Marks

When the stretch marks are red, Fraxel Laser can be highly effective at reducing the redness and stopping some of the inflammation. The Fraxel Re:store laser work by reducing the redness in the red stretch marks and by improving some of the inflammation causing the stretch marks in the first place. The Fraxel Re:store Laser also induce collagen growth and remodeling, as well as some elastin remodeling which improves the look of the skin.

Laser for White Stretch Marks

For stretch marks that are white or if the texture is more of an issue we have seen the best results using these lasers. We perform a series of treatments and can get between 30-50 percent improvement in the appearance of these stretch marks with very little down time. There are some risks that some patients may not be responsive to the therapy, as well as some risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in darker individuals that takes some time to fade away. We usually do a test-patch for these patients to be sure we can safely treat them.
To learn more about our Laser Stretch Marks treatment please contact us for a free consultation.

 
 

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FAQs

Yes, Fraxel Restore Dual® is an excellent treatment for scars and sun damage throughout the body, and has also recently received FDA approval for the treatment of Stretch Marks, from child birth, rapid growth spurts or significant weight loss.
Yes. Immediately after treatment with the 1927 wavelength, you skin can look red and sun burned. By day three the skin becomes bronzed (especially where the darkest spots on your face are), then over the following 3 to 4 days these spots dry up and peel off, leaving your skin smooth, clear, slightly pink, healthy looking.
A topical anesthetic ointment is applied to the treatment areas approximately 60 minutes prior to treatment in order for the anesthetic to take full effect. For Fraxel Restore Dual® treatments topical anesthesia alone is usually sufficient. The procedure take between 20-25 minutes for the full face.
The Fraxel laser utilizes a new technology called Fractional Resurfacing. With Fractional Resurfacing Technology, only a fraction of the skin receives the laser light at one time. The Fraxel Laser delivers a series of microscopic closely spaced laser spots to the skin while simultaneously preserving normal healthy skin between the laser spots. The preservation of the healthy spots results in rapid healing of the treated area following the laser treatment. The entire face can be treated with the Fraxel Laser in approximately 45 minutes.
Until Fraxel®, there were two types of available laser treatments. Purely ablative laser treatment (CO2 and Erbium) which was very effective but had significant side effects and lengthy healing period (weeks). The other being non-ablative had zero downtime but had very little clinical effect. Fraxel Restore® treatment offers the effectiveness of older ablative treatments with the benefits of the gentler, fractionated laser technologies.
The Dual-Restore is the latest partially ablative laser in the Fraxel Family. It combines two wavelength options allowing for targeted treatment of different tissue depths. The 1927 wavelength is indicated for the treatment of hyperpigmented lesions such as melasma, sun-spots and freckles. 

It typically removes 85 to 100% of pigmented lesions and requires 1 treatment; however resistant hyperpigmentation as well as melasma may require additional treatments.
Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions, spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart for Fraxel Restore®. Optimal improvement occurs for 6 months after the series of treatments is complete. This time frame and treatment structure allows for complete healing and replacement of damaged tissue with new collagen and elastin, and viable healthy skin cell growth.
Fraxel Restore® treatments can range between $400-$1400 per treatment. The range of prices depends on partial or full-face treatments, severity of condition, and the relative inclusion of other body parts such as neck and chest.
Most patients describe the treatment as having an intense "prickling" sensation. The anesthetic protocol that our Aesthetic Nurses use and Cryo-air cooling alleviates most discomfort. For those that are sensitive, we suggest ibuprofen or a stronger form of pain killer, which of course we will prescribe to you.
Yes. The Fraxel Laser is FDA approved for use in skin resurfacing. It is also FDA approved for use in the correction of pigmented lesions, such as age spots, sun spots, discolored skin, the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes and melasma.
Fraxel® Laser Treatment is the original "fractional" treatment that produces thousands of deep, tiny columns of trauma in your skin, called microthermal treatment zones. FLT is "fractional" in that it intensively treats thin columns of the skin without affecting the surrounding tissue, which reduces healing time and promotes the skin's natural process for creating new, healthier tissue. Fraxel® Restore® Dual is the non-ablative, low downtime technology.
With fractionated lasers healing time is significantly accelerated so there is minimal downtime and risk. With Fraxel Restore Dual®, at no time after treatment is the skin left raw, therefore, make-up can be worn immediately following the procedure. Some patients are able to return to routine activities, including work and social obligations, the same day of treatment. Generally there is redness and minor puffiness for 1-3 days.
Swelling and redness are the most common side effects of treatment. If swelling and redness does occur, it is minimal and will subside within two to three days for Fraxel Restore Dual®. There is minimal pain during recovery with the Dual; it can be likened to a bad sun burn for several hours. We have never seen any significant complications with either wavelength.
Fraxel Laser treatments offer rapid healing and minimal downtime. Patients typically have some swelling and redness. The swelling generally subsides in a day or so, and the redness usually fades over a few days. Patients can apply make-up shortly after their treatment and generally return to normal activity the following day.
Upon consultation, we will assess the quality and severity of your skin’s problem. After a thorough history and interview, we will help you make a decision that will suite your skin type and your lifestyle issues regarding downtime and risk as well as results.

*Individual results may vary.

Greenwich Medical Spa, with locations in Greenwich CT and Westport CT, provides medical spa services to the Fairfield County CT area and including Greenwich, Westport, Darien, Mt. Kisco, New Canaan, New Haven, Norwalk, Rye, Scarsdale, Stamford, and Westchester. We specialize in anti-aging solutions, non-invasive body sculpting other medical spa procedures. Find us by searching Botox Fairfield County, Fraxel Fairfield County, Kybella Fairfield County, Coolsculpting Fairfield County, Laser Hair Removal Fairfield County, PRP Hair Restoration Fairfield County, Juvederm Fairfield County, Vollbella Fairfield County, Voluma Fairfield County, Restylane Fairfield County, Ultherapy Fairfield County, and Vaginal Rejuvenation in Fairfield County. For Men's Medspa Services search Laser Hair Removal for Men, Botox for Men, Activator for Men, Coolsculpting for Men.