Millions of people have stretch marks – and no one wants them. Stretch marks, or striae, are lines that occur on the skin’s surface due to skin stretching. The most common causes of these stretch marks are weight gain, pregnancy, or growth during puberty. A stretch mark usually starts out as a red or purple mark – when the skin is stretched, the connective tissue fibers are damaged and the blood vessels rupture. Even if the excess weight is lost, the marks remain, and often turn white. Unwanted stretch marks may prevent you from looking and feeling your very best.
Regardless of what caused your stretch marks, lasers have become the best treatment for diminishing the appearance of stretch marks. Treatment with the Palomar fractional laser is FDA-approved; it’s a nonsurgical approach that stimulates your body’s natural healing process to create healthy new tissue, including collagen. Laser stretch mark removal uses powerful technology to reduce the appearance of even the darkest stretch marks without harming the surrounding tissue.
It’s easy to get started and there is little to no downtime. A few treatments may be all it takes to reveal more beautiful, touchable skin that you’ll be proud to show off.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does it work?
We utilize the Palomar fractional laser to deliver short pulses of energy to reach deeply into the skin, treating the aging support structure. Then the body’s natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin – the crucial building blocks of smooth skin. The new collagen can leave the stretch mark smoother in texture and reduce the appearance of the stretch mark on the skin by improving the color.
How long does it take?
The procedure can be performed in as little as 10 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Does it hurt?
Most people feel minimal discomfort during laser stretch mark removal treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people may need three to five treatment sessions for optimum aesthetic results.
How quickly will I recover?
Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.
Are there any side effects?
Typical side effects of stretch mark treatment include temporary redness, as well as itching and swelling at the treatment site, which typically lasts a few days.