Stretch marks are some of the most common skin conditions affecting both men and women. They tend to happen during times of weight gain, rapid growth, or weight loss. While not harmful, stretch marks often leave noticeable blemishes on the skin. This is why most people consider laser stretch mark treatment.
What are Stretch Marks?
Also known as striae, stretch marks are a type of scarring, often colored differently from the surrounding skin. They can be purple or red in the early stages. However, they lose this pigmentation to turn white over time. They form in the middle layer of the skin referred to as the dermis. They usually appear in spots where there are large fat concentrations like the abdomen, thighs, underarms, upper arms, hips and buttocks, and breasts. As already mentioned, stretch marks tend to appear during times of intensive growth such as during puberty or pregnancy. Individuals who gain or lose weight over short time periods also tend to develop stretch marks.
A Closer Look at Laser Stretch Mark Treatment
Laser therapy is one of the most popular ways of getting rid of stretch marks. This involves laser resurfacing of the skin to remove the marks. In a nutshell, this procedure removes the outer layer of the skin in order to restructure its tissues. The procedure involves the use of concentrated light beams that stimulate the growth of new and healthy skin.
It is important to understand that laser stretch mark treatment, like other treatment options, mat not completely get rid of stretch marks. Rather, it may only reduce their severity. However, it all depends on the unique case. Laser therapy can also smooth out and reduce the visibility of stretch marks. Laser stretch mark treatment is a non-invasive procedure. As such, the recovery time is less compared to other procedures.
Stretch marks cannot always be eliminated completely. However, laser stretch mark treatment is one of the most effective methods of managing these blemishes. And compared with other treatment options, laser therapy tends to offer long-term results. Speak with our specialist at Perfect Skin Center to discuss your candidacy for this procedure. We are proud to offer Fractional Laser Resurfacing treatments combined with RF microneedling for optimal results. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Tempe or Scottsdale. We look forward to speaking with you!