Your skin is your body’s largest organ and is incredibly resilient and elastic. However, it can be damaged when it is stretched too far or too fast. Stretch marks are a type of skin scar that can be caused following pregnancy, puberty, obesity, or certain physical activities. They develop when the dermis layer of skin that is responsible for the maintenance of the shape and elasticity is stretched beyond its normal limits. The skin’s connective fibers break, affecting the production of collagen and leading to the appearance of scars. Thankfully, we offer stretch mark removal in the Scottsdale area. This treatment may be just what you have been looking for to achieve your goals and feel your best in your skin.
Candidates for Stretch Mark Removal
There are numerous appropriate candidates for the treatment. Stretch mark removal is great for women who recently gave birth. In fact, pregnancy and stretch marks normally go hand-in-hand. When you are pregnant, your skin can stretch and expand beyond its limits, resulting in small tears in skin connective tissue. Stretch marks normally look like white, glossy streaks on the surface of your skin.
In addition to the abdomen, stretch marks can affect areas of the body like the hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, and lower back. Skin on these parts of the body is often subject to abnormal stress due to rapid expansion and heavy use. In theory, any part of the body can be susceptible to the development of stretch marks when the skin is stretched enough.
Laser Treatments to the Rescue
Many women in the area who develop stretch marks during their pregnancies turn to laser stretch mark removal at our office. This procedure involves the direction of carefully controlled laser energy to target your stretch marks. The laser energy causes the affected tissue to disintegrate. After the treatment, the skin will heal rapidly, and fresh layers of skin will develop. However, results vary from patient to patient.
Moving Forward with Stretch Mark Removal
Whether you are a new mom or you have stretch marks for other reasons, get in touch with us at Perfect Skin Center to learn more information about our stretch mark removal services. For your convenience, we have offices located in Tempe and Scottsdale and happily serve clients throughout the surrounding areas. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started. We look forward to speaking with you!