If you’re dealing with stretch marks, you certainly wish they would go away. These lines and grooves in the skin are not harmful, but they do present a cosmetic concern for most people. They will sometimes fade, but it is normally necessary to undergo some type of stretch marks treatment to permanently remove them.
Stretch Marks Causes
Stretch marks are a type of scar that develops when your body undergoes rapid weight fluctuations. For example, if you gain a significant amount of weight in a short time, your skin cannot stretch fast enough to keep up with the weight gain. Stretch marks can also be caused by childhood growth spurts, breast implant surgery, pregnancy, bodybuilding, or excessive steroids intake.
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation procedure that helps to treat scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and stretch marks. We use a small needling device to create many microscopic punctures in the surface of your skin to trigger the formation of new collagen fibers. Over the following weeks and months, your body will replace skin affected by stretch marks with newer, smoother skin.
Microneedling is a popular treatment for those dealing with stretch marks because it does very little visible damage to the surface of your skin. In fact, no one is likely to even know that you had anything done. Your results will build up naturally over the following weeks and months as your skin remodels itself.
Laser Stretch Marks Treatment
Lasers make an excellent treatment for stretch marks due to their incredible precision that allows us to target only affected skin tissue, leaving surrounding skin intact. When we damage less skin tissue, less downtime is required.
With Fraxel skin resurfacing, we offer a treatment that takes about 15 to 20 minutes. This stretch marks treatment effectively resurfaces the skin to renew and regenerate the area where the stretch marks appear. You may need multiple treatments in order to achieve the results you’re looking for.
GentleWaves LED Photomodulation™ is similar to a laser treatment but it is much more gentle. This treatment either inhibits or stimulates cellular activity to help restore the skin. This treatment is very relaxing and you may only need a few sessions in order to see your stretch marks fade.
The last treatment we offer is ProFractional skin resurfacing. It is very similar to Fraxel, but with far less recovery time due to the method used. This stretch marks treatment is also useful for addressing wrinkles, sun damage, scars, and other skin blemishes.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to schedule a consultation so that you can learn which stretch marks treatment is right for you, feel free to speak with the educated staff at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!