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.
Why Choose Icon™ For Stretch Mark Removal?
- Smoother, better-looking skin without surgery
- No treatment downtime
- Improved skin appearance
- Comfortable treatment sessions
- Minimal treatment side effects
- FDA-cleared product
Laser Stretch Mark Removal
- Stretch marks are a common part of life for many men and women.
- When the skin has been stretched too far or too fast – such as during puberty, pregnancy or weight fluctuations – these unsightly lines appear.
Finally, there is a treatment that will reveal smooth and touchable skin.
How Does It Work?
- This fractional technology delivers pulses of laser light into the skin to target and break down stretch marks.
- This will help generate healthy new tissue to form in its place that is smoother and more even in skin tone.
Stretch Mark Removal with Icon™ Before & After Photos
Frequently Asked Questions: Scar Removal
Expect to see an improvement in both the tone and texture of your stretch marks.
The treatment can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Typically you may resume your daily activities immediately following the treatment session.
Most people need four to eight treatment sessions for desired results.
You may experience temporary redness and swelling of the stretch marks which could last a few days. Speak with your provider to discuss other possible side-effec ts and the necessary post-treatment care.