Stretch Mark Reduction
During puberty, pregnancy, or even weight gain, skin can become stretched to a point where it does not bounce back. As a result, stretch marks, or striae, form. These marks first appear as pink, red, or purple, streaks across the skin in common areas including the abdomen, thighs, hips, breasts, upper arms, or lower back. Over time, the stretch marks fade and the streaks change to a glossy silver or white color.
Stretch marks occur in the middle layer of the skin, or dermis. This layer of skin contains elastin and collagen, which are responsible for helping skin maintain its shape. However, with constant stretching, the collagen and elastin break down leaving behind stretch marks.
Finally, there’s a treatment for these unwanted and sometimes unsightly striations in the skin. The Aesthetic Center treats stretch marks with the FDA cleared Palomar fractional resurfacing laser. This non-ablative treatment delivers an array of high-precision microbeams to the dermis, which triggers a natural healing process that creates healthy new tissue and new collagen in the dermis. This no-downtime treatment improves both the color and skin texture associated with stretch marks. This treatment works on new and mature stretch marks.
3-5 treatments are required for optimal results.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our Physician Assistants, please contact us today.