Stretch Mark Removal
Stretch marks appear as bands of parallel lines on your skin. The most common areas are on stomach, upper arms, thighs and buttocks. Although they are not dangerous, many people get frustrated to remove them.
Stretch mark removal is often a difficult process. But with the help of advanced technology, stretch marks can now be easily treated – with minimal discomfort experienced.
Stretch marks are a common problem for many women. When areas of skin stretch considerably over a short period of time, such as during pregnancy, puberty, or weight loss, noticeable lines appear on the skin surface.
Using the ICON system, the appearance of stretch marks can now be improved.
ICON uses fractional laser technology to deliver pulsed energy to the skin. This targets stretch mark discolouration and stimulates the production of new collagen to improve smoothness.
Before & After
While the exact cause of stretchmarks is unknown, a combination of hormonal factors associated with lateral stretch due to increased size of body areas is thought to be important. Stretchmarks occur as the result of a breakdown in the structures that provide the skin with its strength and elasticity.
In some individuals normal growth itself may be a cause with stretchmarks commonly developing during adolescence and associated with a rapid increase in the size of particular body regions.
In certain people stretchmarks can be linked to higher levels of steroid hormones as a result of such things as treatment with steroid medications or illnesses such as Cushings Disease.
Results from the laser treatment are generally progressive and typically require multiple treatments. About 70% of patients receiving laser treatments for their stretchmarks notice an improvement. Newer and shallower stretchmarks respond better than older deeper stretchmarks.
The best results tend to be found with red stretchmarks (Striae Rubra) in lighter skinned individuals. Smokers do not tend to respond as well to stretchmark treatments as non-smokers.
- Smoother, better-looking skin without surgery
- No treatment downtime
- Improved skin appearance
- Comfortable treatment sessions
- Minimal treatment side effects
There is little to no downtime and people typically resume their regular activities immediately following the treatment session.
1540 Fractional Laser
Fractional, non-ablative laser for skin resurfacing and the treatment of surgical scars, acne scars and stretch marks – the only FDA cleared laser for this treatment.
Healite II is a useful addition to virtually all aesthetic treatments. It is the most popular piece of equipment in the entire surgery as it can be used pre and post all our non-surgical treatments for enhanced recovery.