As the name implies, stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched out beyond its natural limits. This is usually due to significant weight gain or pregnancy.
Although a person can lose the weight, even when you get back to your previous size the skin does not automatically snap back.
Because it has been stretched out significantly, those telltale marks are left behind.
The most effective stretch mark treatment today is actually a non-surgical one. At Solutions Laser Studio, we use laser light to treat stretch marks. The light wavelength goes directly into the stretch marks in order to treat the coloring.
This laser light actually targets the blood vessels directly underneath the stretch marks. The stress on those blood vessels is what causes the ugly red, pink, or purple stretch marks.
The laser makes those blood vessels collapse. In turn, this reduces the color from the stretch marks. Ultimately, this means that the stretch marks will either vanish or turn white to blend into the skin.
Because the laser is causing controlled damage to the skin, the skin will respond by producing fresh collagen, which can fill in any depressed areas left behind and leave the skin looking smooth and fresh.
Because laser stretch mark removal is not a surgical procedure, there is no downtime. Patients may notice a mild reddening of the treatment area, but this will abate quickly following the treatment. You can go back to work the same day of the treatment if desired.
Most patients need more than one treatment session, but the exact amount of treatment sessions will vary by patient.
Treatment sessions are generally scheduled once a month until the stretch marks have been treated.
Many patients have noticed a major difference in their stretch marks after only one session.*Individual Results May Vary