Stretch marks result from abrupt rupture of collagen and elastin in the skin when the body undergoes quick shrinking or stretching. It happens generally during growth spurts, pregnancies, or significant weight changes in the body. Like any scars, stretch marks are permanent markings in the skin. However, Stretch Mark Revision can significantly reduce the appearance of these, to bring back the smooth and supple look of your skin.
Stretch marks can form anywhere on the body. And honestly, they don’t look good absolutely anywhere on the body! Stretch marks are annoying permanent damage to the skin’s upper dermis and countless creams and lotions are sold to help you get “rid” of them. These are the areas on the body where stretch marks most often form: buttocks, thighs, legs, abdomen, arms, and breasts. Where are yours?
Is Stretch Mark Revision with Laser Really Effective?
Most people settle with over-the-counter products in hopes that they will improve their stretch marks. However, products you apply to your skin to get rid of stretch marks, such as gels, oils, lotions, and creams, do not work. There has been tons of research made to prove the efficacy of these products but unfortunately these products have failed to show any difference in the appearance or quality of the stretch marks.
Stretch Mark Revision using a fractionated laser beam is the most effective treatment for stretch marks. It has been shown to remodel the affected skin tissue of the scars and even-out the skin. Since it works with the natural proteins in the body to repair the scarred skin, you are always ensured that there will be a difference due to the body’s natural healing process. Compared to other treatment options such as surgical intervention, laser treatment for stretch marks costs far less for effective skin modification.
How does the Fotona SP Dynamis Laser work to improve stretch marks?
Stretch mark revision with the state of the art technology of the Fotona Laser works by precisely delivering the laser energy and targeting the damaged skin, leaving the undamaged skin untouched. It has minimal recovery time than other lasers because it concentrates and focuses the heat of the laser in a more precise manner.
At SkinVolution Laser & Vein Center, We use the Fotona SP Dynamis system to perform stretch mark revision, scar revision, and acne scar revision. We also use the advanced technology of this laser for an array of aesthetics procedures. Fotona SP Dynamis is also used to help you age gracefully by decreasing wrinkles, fine lines, and refining skin tones.
How we exceed your Expectations
Laser treatment for stretch marks works with aged and newly form scars. The intensity of the treatment depends on the depth and affected area, and it can take multiple sessions before changes and improvement is visible.
On the Procedure
It doesn’t matter how severe or how large the affected the stretch marks, the procedure will have the same process. Stretch mark revision with the Fotona laser follows three steps: Conditioning, Fractional therapy, and Peeling. To complete these three steps, each session of the treatment can take about an hour.
During conditioning, an Nd: YAG will be passed along twice to the surface of the treatment area. The first pass will send stimulus to the skin, while the second will penetrate the tissue by heating and conditioning the skin for a more effective treatment.
The next step will be the actual fractional therapy. This is the stage when the fractional Er, YAG laser removes old and worn-out skin. New, tighter, and healthier tissue will replace the precise micro ablated channel when regeneration takes place. The procedure ends with Peeling when the skin is ablated with full Er: YAG beam.
After the Treatment (After-care and Recovery)
After treatment, the skin is sensitive. Avoid direct sun exposure and wearing makeup for 48 hours. It is crucial to keep the treated area clean and moisturized, so use a good moisturizer to keep that area hydrated. However, do not use retinol and products with acids that may make the symptoms worse.
Keeping Real with Side Effects and Risks
Any ablative laser treatment has swelling and itching as common side effects. Redness is also typical after the procedure but only resembles sunburn and is not severe. Redness usually starts to fade away after 24-48 hours, turning brown and gradually exfoliating for the next five days. Also, it is important to avoid bacterial, viral, or fungal infections. These infection cases result from procedures done by untrained practitioners. Due to this risk, we highly advise that you only let professionals and certified providers do any laser treatment on your body.
Keeping Your Goals Realistic
Fotona laser does not magically take all the stretch marks away. Like any other wound, it will take time to heal. For stretch marks, it takes several sessions before you see improvements. Generally 3 treatments done every four weeks apart will show improvement in the skin. However, sessions and results vary depending on the intensity of stretch marks on the body. We recommend that you have an appropriate complimentary consultation and create a personalized laser treatment plan with your trusted provider at SkinVolution Laser & Vein Center.
Clear out Stretch Marks
No one loves those white elongated patterns on the skin. You should stop believing in remedies that give you false hope to remove stretch marks! Instead start to opt for the most proven effective treatment for stretch mark revision: the Fotona Laser. It offers effective stretch mark revision: fast procedure, painless, convenient, effective, and with minimal downtime and fast recovery. SkinVolution Laser, Vein, & MedSpa in Glendale, Arizona, provides the latest aesthetic treatments, using the Fotona family of lasers. It is the only medspa in all of Arizona to offer both the Fotona SP Dynamis and the Fotona Starwalker lasers! So give them a call today.