How Laser Stretch Mark Reduction Works
Unsightly stretch marks are a common problem for men and women of all ages, and frequently occur after significant weight loss or following pregnancy. Anyone seeking stretch mark reduction may want to consider a leading edge new laser treatment that can dramatically reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the arms, stomach, thighs or breast area.
Stretch marks most often appear as raised white or red lines on the surface of the skin, and certain skin types are more likely to develop stretch marks than others. Thanks to modern technology, individuals with embarrassing stretch marks may now be treated using a painless, laser technology that resurfaces the skin and improves its appearance. Laser stretch mark treatment is an FDA-approved procedure that offers:
- Visible improvement after the first treatment
- Short 30 minute treatment time
- Non-invasive, painless procedure with virtually no downtime
- Improved skin appearance and self-confidence
Patients who have undergone laser treatment for the removal of stretch marks typically resume normal activities immediately. While the laser technology is suitable for most skin types, darker-skinned patients may not be candidates. A consultation with a qualified, board-certified physician with experience in laser skin rejuvenation will let you know if laser stretch mark reduction is right for you.
There are currently many creams and topical products on the market that promise to improve the appearance of unwanted stretch marks, but topical products alone cannot penetrate into deeper layers of the dermis to significantly improve the skin’s texture. The reason stretch mark reduction laser treatments are so effective is because they work by harnessing the power of fractional pulsed light to actually break down scar tissue and effectively rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. The laser stimulates the development of new healthy tissue and results in skin that is smoother and more even textured.
While studies are ongoing, laser treatment for stretch marks have been clinically proven and extensively researched. Current clinical trials report between 51% and 75% improvements in the appearance of stretch marks and scars using laser technology. For those who have spent years avoiding bating suits, short sleeves, and other revealing clothing, this news comes as a welcome relief.