Stretch Marks Have You Keeping the Cover-Up on? Let your Summer Skin Show. - Page

  • Posted on: Apr 10 2012
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There is still time to treat stretch marks before you slip on your sundresses, shorts and bathing suits! I suggest a new laser treatment called Fractional Skin Resurfacing. This procedure regenerates skin cells and stimulates collagen to create a more uniform skin surface. Clinical evaluations have shown up to a 75% improvement in treated stretch marks three months after the last treatment. Fractional Skin Surfacing is a non-ablative laser, meaning the overlying skin is left intact.

Stretch marks are caused by a breakdown of collagen. Whether from pregnancy or weight changes, stretch marks resemble scars- with newer stretch marks ranging from red to purple in color and older stretch marks appearing white or almost silver in tone.

I recommend the Palomar 1540 laser for the first treatment to diminish stretch marks. This FDA-approved laser is effective for both scars and stretch marks. The Lux1540 laser handpiece improves the unsightly color and skin texture associated with stretch marks, leaving clients with smoother, better-looking skin. For stretch mark treatment, the Lux1540 handpiece delivers an array of high-precision microbeams to create deep, narrow columns of coagulation in the epidermis and dermis. This triggers a restorative natural healing process that creates healthy new tissue, including the deposition of new collagen. If redness or dis-coloration persist after treatment with Fractional Skin Resurfacing, other options may be recommended including use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser.

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