Stretch marks are an unfortunate fact of life for almost every woman. Anytime the skin has been stretched too far or too fast – such as during puberty, pregnancy, or weight loss – these unsightly lines appear. Otherwise joyous events such as the arrival of a new baby or a hard-won battle for a new figure can be marred by these distracting marks.
Just because stretch marks are normal doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Finally there’s a treatment for stretch marks that helps give you the clear, smooth, touchable skin you’ve been dreaming of. Laser stretch mark treatment is a non-surgical procedure that uses pulses of fractional laser light to break down stretch marks and improve the appearance of your skin. In just a few simple treatments, redness can be reduced, stretch marks can be smoothed, and your skin can be ready to bare.
It’s a fast and easy treatment that typically takes 30 minutes, yet it can deliver superior, long-lasting results. It’s ideal for all stretch marks, no matter what caused them. Best of all, there is typically no downtime with the treatment.
Laser stretch mark treatment is appropriate for any skin type, including very light and very dark skin. Dr. Hobdari will discuss with you whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Dr. Hobdari uses a fractional laser from the company that invented and patented microfractional laser technology. Pulses of fractional laser light are used to break down stretch marks, triggering new tissue production at the site and helping to improve stretch mark color. The new collagen can leave the stretch mark smoother in texture and reduce the appearance of the stretch mark on the skin.
The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Most people need three to five treatment sessions for optimum results.
Several treatment sessions are recommended for thMost people feel minimal pain during the laser procedure. Dr. Hobdari will discuss pain management options with you.
People typically resume their regular activities immediately following the treatment session.
Typically, most people experience a temporary redness and swelling of the stretch mark which may last a few days. Dr. Hobdari will discuss other potential side effects with you.