Stretch marks also known as striae, are a common problem among men and women. In fact, they are more common than you think.
Stretch marks can be caused by a variety of reasons, the most common being overstretching of the skin. The skin can be overstretched during pregnancy, puberty or a rapid weight loss/weight gain. High stress levels as well as certain medications can increase the likelihood of developing stretch marks, by reducing the skin’s pliability and making it too fragile and its fibers not “flexible” enough to adapt stretching.
The skin is composed of 3 layers: the hypodermis, being the deepest, the dermis, and the epidermis, being the most superficial. Elastin and collagen fibers are produced in the dermis, and they are what keep the skin taut and firm. Stretch marks happen when not enough collagen and elastin fibers are produced in the dermis; this creates a lack of a supportive structure for the skin which makes it tear and thus stretch marks are formed.
Stretch marks are usually purple in color when recently formed, as this is caused by dilated capillaries. However, the purple hue fades away with time, and stretch marks become rather white and pale.
Although not a health concern, stretch marks are definitely an aesthetic one. So many men and women refrain from wearing bathing suits or exposing particular zones of their body because of these tiny little lines, and so find themselves insecure and lacking in confidence.
Many potential stretch marks topical treatments are frequently advertised; such as vitamin E oil and castor oil to name a few. But the truth is, there is little medical evidence to support the effectiveness of such treatments.
Although beneficial for the skin, these topical treatments can’t help you fade or get rid of stretch marks effectively and in a short period of time.
Surgery can also be discussed as a treatment plan for stretch marks, however it is an expensive and highly invasive option, which puts the body under tremendous stress. Anesthesia and surgical complications can also occur, and the procedure can fail or even leave the person with new visible scars.
But fear not, stretch marks are not a fixed sentence; there is a safe, effective and fast method to get rid of them and that’s exactly what we’re offering you.
OUR SOLUTION – FRACTIONAL LASER
Here, at the Oxybeautyclinic, we offer you a unique treatment for stretch marks using the Palomar laser. Our high-end technology and experienced staff ensure you receive the most effective of treatments and the most detail oriented and personalized customer care.
The Palomar Laser helps you get rid of stretch marks by stimulating collagen production in your skin. Our technology helps your skin heal and fill in the tears in the dermis and epidermis. Thus diminishing the appearance of the stretch marks and making your skin taut and better-looking.
TREAT STRETCH MARKS IN JUST A FEW EASY LASER TREATMENTS
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, stretchmarks 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.
The Benefits Of
LASER TREATMENT FOR STRETCH MARKS ARE CLEAR
- Smoother, better-looking skin without surgery
- No treatment downtime
- Improved skin appearance
- Comfortable treatment sessions
- Minimal treatment side effects
- FDA-cleared product
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Laser stretch mark treatment is appropriate for any skin type, including very light and very dark skin. Your provider will discuss with you whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Your provider 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 feel minimal pain during the laser procedure. Your provider may discuss pain management options with you.
Most people need three to five treatment sessions for optimum results.
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. Your provider will discuss other potential side effects with you.