Does body Thermage work for stretch marks?

Dear Dr Irwin, Your site mentions that Thermage is coming out with a new body tip in 2008. I would love to know what your assessment of this new tip is, and whether it might be appropriate for reducing the atrophy associated with stretchmarks. I have stretchmarks on my breasts which appear 'indented' and would love to address this. Thank you.

Yes – they did come out with that reengineered Thermage body tip in 2008 but it was a disappointment.  I wish I could recommend it, but I really can’t.  The body tip is expensive and the results minimal.  Having said that ……… I’ve said that exact same thing to my patients and some of them wanted to do it anyway!!   Most of them thought it helped a tiny bit but wasn’t worth the money (unless you have money to burn).   There is some interesting new data on stretchmarks and the newer fractionated CO2 lasers.  I’m following it carefully but am not convinced yet.   Dr. I

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