As we go through life, our body changes. Some of these changes are just a natural part of progressing from youth to adulthood. For example, it is expected that a child is going to grow taller, they’re going to develop more muscle and their body is going to take on an adult shape.
For the most part, the human body, and especially the human skin, is designed to adapt to these changes. That being said, there are other changes, some natural and some artificial, that can negatively affect the appearance of a person’s skin. These changes may leave an individual with stretch marks.
Stretch marks affect many people. The reasons for developing stretch marks vary. Some develop them during a growth spurt in puberty, while others will develop stretch marks during pregnancy or a drastic change in their weight. These marks are the body’s natural way of responding to skin stretching faster than the body can compensate.
Just because stretch marks are natural, that does not mean that a person needs to live with them. These unappealing lines can be removed using advanced laser treatments. The Fraxel® laser can leave a person with the skin they want and deserve.
One of the benefits of Fraxel® laser treatments is that they are non-surgical. This means that the procedure is tolerated by the vast majority of people, and the procedure requires little to no downtime. After a series of treatments, patients are left with smooth skin that they are happy to touch and show off to the world.
For many people, using lasers to remove their stretch marks is a last resort. They may first try creams to remove stretch marks from their legs, hips, breasts or stomach. Unfortunately, most topical creams provide little help when it comes to dealing with these stretch marks. Laser treatments are the only practical option available. They have been proven effective time and time again to treat and remove stretch marks regardless of how they were created.
Laser stretch mark removal can be used by anyone regardless of their skin type. Unlike other laser treatments that may only work on individuals with light skin, Fraxel® laser treatments can work on individuals whether they have extremely light skin or extremely dark skin.
The Fraxel® laser is directed at the stretch marks in short pulses. The laser is able to penetrate the deeper regions of the skin, treating the supporting skin structure. It also triggers the body’s natural healing process. The old and damaged tissue that causes stretch marks is broken down and the body removes it. It is replaced with newer, younger-looking skin. The body creates more collagen, which also affects the appearance and texture of stretch marks. Collagen improves the color of the stretch marks and makes the treated area look better.
If you have stretch marks that you’d prefer were gone, visit Perfect Skin Laser Center in Tempe or Scottsdale to find out more information about the Fraxel® laser. Our team would love to help you get rid of your undesired stretch marks. Contact us today to book your consultation.