Stretch marks are a result of excessive stretching of the skin beyond its limits, typically during periods of rapid weight gain or weight loss. Stretch marks show up as parallel lines or streaks on the skin and are most commonly found in the areas where our body tends to store fat, such as arms, stomach, thighs, lower back, and buttocks. These marks start off as pink, purple or red lines with a thinned and glossy texture. However, they turn whitish and slightly flattened and depressed over time.
Stretch marks may not be a painful skin condition, but they cannot be treated easily. Though there are a wide range of treatments to remove stretch marks, you need to choose the right one. Before making your decision, you should consult your dermatologist to perform a thorough diagnosis in order to detect the type, depth, and age of the marks. The sooner you start the treatment, the better the results would be. Have you ever thought of opting for laser stretch mark removal treatment? Scroll down to know more about the same.
Laser Stretch Mark Removal
The laser stretch mark removal treatment uses laser light technology to target the affected area. Lasers are divided into certain categories namely— ablative and non-ablative lasers as well as fractionated and non-fractionated lasers. While fractionated lasers act equally on a distributed portion of the targeted area, non-fractionated ones target the entire projected area being treated. The non-ablative laser causes injury by removing the fractionated areas of the skin while keeping the epidermis intact. On the other hand, ablative lasers are more aggressive and vaporize the tissue in a precisely controlled manner while removing the outer layers of the skin to promote new collagen formation and skin rejuvenation.
The total time taken by each session depends on the type of laser used. This does not include the prep time prior to the process. Your skin may turn slightly pink or red after each session which should subside within a week or two. Ablative lasers are the most effective solutions for stretch marks. But, as with any medical procedure, they also come with possible side effects including mild discomfort and raw skin. This is due to the removal of the layers of scarred skin and regeneration of the new one. Also, a mishandled laser can also lead to tissue damage. Therefore, you need to choose your dermatologist carefully.
The number of sessions depends on the age and severity of the stretch marks. However, you will start noticing the results with each session. Your stretch marks will significantly fade over time and your skin will become noticeably smoother, clearer, and even-toned. The response time varies from person to person. Following an aftercare routine is as necessary as the treatment itself. It is important to restrict your sun exposure and use proper sun protection after a laser treatment.
Why Choose Us?
At Metamorphosis Clinic, we take a revolutionary approach to treat and reduce stretch marks, delivering satisfying results. Whether you are considering a light cosmetic skin rejuvenation option or a more dramatic laser therapy, our team of dermatologists tailors a treatment plan to recapture the youthful you.