Blurring Stretch Marks with Lasers
Laser therapy has a wide range of skin care applications, but one that you might not have considered is stretch marks treatment. If you want to learn more about laser stretch mark removal, we have some information for you.
What Is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy, as the name suggests, is a form of dermatological treatment in which a laser is used on the skin. As we noted above, there are a number of applications for this skin treatment. Reducing the appearance of acne, wrinkles, and scarring are all things that laser therapy can help with. In that vein, laser therapy can also help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. There are a few different types of laser therapies to consider, as well. Fractional CO2 lasers, pulsed dye lasers, and KTP lasers are among those commonly used by dermatologists. But what’s the best treatment for stretch marks? That depends on how old your stretch marks are, how much of your body they cover, and your dermatologist’s recommendation.
Why Should I Choose Laser Therapy?
If you’re looking for a way to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on your body, laser therapy is the way to go. For one, laser stretch mark removal is currently the only effective treatment for this issue. In addition, there’s hardly any downtime and there usually isn’t a need for pain medication, aside from over-the-counter pain relievers to help with mild discomfort after treatment sessions. When you invest in laser therapy for stretch marks, some of the biggest benefits include stimulation of collagen production, improved circulation, and even reduced inflammation in the treatment area. It should be noted that multiple sessions are required to achieve the desired result. But if you’re willing to make an investment in your skin, laser therapy may be the stretch mark removal answer you’ve been looking for.
How Do I Prepare For Laser Therapy?
As with any medical procedure, it’s critical to consult with your doctor before undergoing laser therapy. This will allow you and your doctor to discuss risks, expectations, and potential outcomes of the procedure. In the vast majority of cases, you’ll also be asked to avoid certain activities or substances before your procedure. For example, you’ll likely be asked to avoid any kind of sun damage to your skin for at least two weeks prior to your laser therapy session. In addition, perfumes, deodorants, and any other potential irritants should not be used on or near the desired treatment area for an extended period before or after your session. Aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications should also be avoided to reduce the risk of bleeding.
What Are the Results Like?
As we mentioned earlier, it typically requires more than one session of laser stretch mark removal to achieve your desired results. Immediately after treatment, the affected area will likely be a little bit red and tender. This is a completely normal response and means the treatment did its job. It may be several hours before the redness starts to fade, but you should be able to see results anywhere from a few days to a few weeks after your session. But once you’re a little further down the road of laser therapy sessions, you’ll be pleased to know that your results are permanent. Say goodbye to your stretch marks!
Laser therapy has helped countless patients with stretch marks and other skin imperfections. If you have questions or think laser therapy might be a good option for your stretch marks, contact SE Dermatology Specialists today.