Effective Stretch Mark Treatment Using Fractional Laser Resurfacing
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are a a part and parcel of puberty for many young adults. When a person loses or gains weight quickly,the person may get fine lines on the body. Stretch marks occur when your skin stretches too rapidly, causing skin to break down and “crack”. Although the skin is very elastic, the collage production is disrupted and scars may form, commonly known as stretch marks.
Stretch marks not only happen to young adults who experience rapid growth. When your body experiences rapid changes over a short period of time such as a pregnancy, stretch marks can be quite common as well. Women usually get stretch marks around their breasts, thighs, hips, abdomen, and buttocks.
What is an effective method for removing stretch marks?
Stretch marks removal can now be achieved effectively with eCO2 fractional resurfacing laser by targeting your skin deep within the dermis to remodel collagen, dramatically improving scars with minimal downtime and rapid recovery. During the treatment, precise, micro-ablative Columns (MACs) are created, allowing new skin and collagen to grow.
Controlled Chaos Technology (CCT™) is a patented technology which minimises thermal damage to the skin, allowing you to resume your activities in the shortest time.
Any home remedies for treating stretch marks?
You can’t entirely remove stretch marks without the help of a medical doctor. Doctors adopt one of the several treatments – surgery to laser treatment and microdermabrasion – to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
How many sessions do you need?
Treating stretch marks cannot be done in just one session of eCO2 fractional resurfacing laser. You need at least 3 sessions with 4 weeks interval to see some results. Results may vary with individual. Make an appointment to consult the doctor to determine the number of sessions you require.
What is the downtime for stretch marks treatment?
You can expect some crusting of the skin for 10-12 days. Your stretch marks will gradually get better as your skin renews itself after several treatments.
Anything to take note of after the treatment?
Avoid sun exposure at all cost. Apply sunscreen to the affected area if you intend to expose the area to the sun. Apply moisturiser to the treated area next few days after the treatment in order to expedite the healing process. You may experience some discomfort or itch at the treated area but you should refrain from scratching it. Apply generous amounts of moisturising lotion.
- Improvement in white stretch marks
- Improvement in red stretch marks
- Skin tightening
People who have unsightly stretch marks on the skin due to rapid weight changes or postpartum weight loss.