Say Good-Bye to Stretch Marks with Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Stretch marks are a common condition that most people will experience in their lifetime. These annoying blemishes occur when the tissues under the skin grow quicker than the skin’s own tissue. The skin is unable to stretch fast enough to allow for the growth, and this ultimately results in tears of the lower dermal tissues. When stretch marks first become present on the skin, they may appear a dark purple or red in tone. Over time, they may gradually begin to fade but remain apparent on the skin as scar tissue. While stretch marks occur for various reasons, they are associated with pregnancy, bodybuilding, hormone replacement therapy, and puberty.*
Fractional Laser Resurfacing can repair the tears and scar tissue while diminishing the color of stretch marks through advanced technology that targets the lower layers of the skin. Unfortunately, technology is not available to completely erase stretch marks, but fractional laser resurfacing has had the greatest success in improving the appearance of stretch marks by 50-75%. To maximize results, it is recommended to have treatments performed every two months. Treatments may last anywhere from 3 to 5 sessions with full results appearing 3 to 4 months following the previous session.*
What Makes This Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Different?
While skin marks are seen on the surface of the skin, they are a result of damage done below the surface. The tears created from the skin’s inability to stretch and meet the needs of underlying tissue the structure of the skin’s lower layers unable to provide strength and support for the upper layers. At Skinlastiq, we offer many ways to rebuild the structure of the skin, but we believe that fractional laser treatment is the most efficient method for correcting damage done to the lower layers of the skin.*
Other methods such as skin care products, dermal fillers, and other types of lasers target stretch marks by triggering the body to produce more collagen, a major protein responsible for your skin’s structure. While these methods have proven results, they generally must be used in conjunction with other procedures to achieve the expected results. Dermal fillers may also not be the proper solution to stretch marks due to their nature of creating volume under the skin, and as we just discussed, additional volume was the cause of the stretch marks in the first place.*
When it comes to effectively rebuilding the underlying structure of your skin, fractional laser treatment is the only technique that is sure to meet your expectations.*
* The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.