Stretch Mark Removal
If there’s one skin issue that most women complain about, it’s stretch marks—those unsightly squiggly looking bands on the skin—and the lack of effective stretch mark removal treatments available. Stretch marks typically appear on the skin during pregnancy or during rapid weight loss or weight gain. Stretch marks, referred to as striae in dermatology, occur when there is a stretching of the skin. They are often hereditary as well. So if your mom had them, you’re more likely to be dealing with stretch marks one day, too. Stretch marks also appear on embarrassing places such as the breasts, thighs and abdomen areas. Once you get stretch marks, the big question becomes how to get rid of stretch marks.
There are countless skin creams, oils and ointments on the market that claim to get rid of stretch marks and lessen their appearance. But the truth is that not many of those products live up to their claims. One of the problems is that people wait too long to treat their stretch marks. The best time to treat stretch marks is when they first appear on the skin and they are still red or purple in color. Once stretch marks start to turn white or silver, they become much harder to remove. Rubbing oils and creams onto the skin will not help with stretch mark removal when the marks are more entrenched into the skin. The in-office treatment that will help with getting rid of older stretch marks is called a fractionated laser. Fractionated lasers can also help reduce stretch marks when they first appear and are red and inflamed.
Fractionated lasers (meaning they treat a fraction of the skin at a time) help to stimulate new and healthy collagen renewal, which helps get rid of stretch marks old and new. The gold standard fractional laser is the Fraxel Laser. Here’s what you should now about Fraxel if you are seeking stretch mark removal:
Treating red stretch marks
The best laser treatment for treating the redness associated with stretch marks is the Frael Re:store Laser. This laser helps with reducing redness and putting a halt on the inflammation associated with the onset of stretch marks. During a session with the Fraxel Re:store laser, columns of laser are focused on the area being treated and collagen and elastin remodeling are signaled.
Treating white and silver stretch marks
The Fraxel DUAL Laser targets stretch marks with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. The laser works by producing thousands of microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the layers of skin that stimulate your own natural healing process. The body then produces collagen to replace the damaged skin. The results are more youthful, smoother, and healthier appearing skin and since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. Fraxel DUAL treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out
It’s important to manage your expectations with stretch mark removal treatments. No treatment is going to fully get rid of your stretch marks. But fractionated laser can improve the look of stretch marks significantly with little to no downtime. Ask most people who suffer from stretch marks and they’ll tell you that even a minor improvement helps them feel a whole lot better about their bodies.