Stretch marks can make the skin look bad. It can also affect your body confidence. There are many products on the market that claim to remove stretch marks. However, none of these products are effective on stubborn stretch marks. A laser treatment can help you get rid of your stretch marks effectively – and permanently.
Stretch marks can occur due to a number of factors, such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or body changes during puberty. You don’t have to live with your stretch marks for life – a laser treatment for removing stretch marks is a non-invasive and safe way to revitalize your skin.
What Is Fractional Laser Treatment?
Fractional laser treatment is a common procedure for reducing stretch marks. It is ideal for stretch marks that are white in color. The procedure involves using laser energy to make controlled microinjuries in the skin that are as thin as a hair shaft. These are made directly on the stretch marks, and the normal skin around the marks is left untouched.
This fractional laser ablation process triggers the body’s natural healing response, creating new collagen protein in the region. The result is healthy new skin and reduction in the appearance of the stretch marks.
During your initial laser stretch mark removal consultation, your doctor may ask you to stop taking any pain relievers or blood-thinning medicines a few days prior to the surgery. It is a precautionary measure to minimize injuries from all kinds of procedures. Your doctor will also ask you about your medical history and will discuss your aesthetic goals with you.
Fractional laser treatment is not painful. During the treatment, you might feel minor tinges or slight discomfort. The procedure involves using the laser handpiece to apply fractional laser energy to the stretch marks. One session may last for 30 minutes or so depending on your requirement.
Laser skin treatments are non-surgical cosmetic procedures requiring only minimal recovery time. After your fractional laser treatment, you can resume your daily routine immediately. The treated skin may experience redness, itchiness, or mild swelling after the treatment; these minor side effects heal in a day or two.
Is Fractional Laser Treatment Effective?
Fractional laser procedure is very effective in removing treated stretch marks without the need for complex skin treatments. The results may depend on your skin texture and the nature of your stretch marks. Four to six sessions will be required for best results, and you will start to see visible results after two to three sessions.
Fractional laser treatment offers great outcomes for removing stretch marks and making your skin look beautiful again. You can expect your skin texture to look much better afterwards. It is a safe procedure, and you can expect convenient treatment sessions when done by a licensed practitioner.
Set Up a Consultation to Find Out More
If you would like to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks and revitalize your skin, contact the office of Dr. Patrick Felice for a consultation. Dr. Felice is a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon offering a wide variety of services.