Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? Aside from its size (adults carry an average of 2 square metres and 3.6 kilograms of it), one other characteristic the skin is known for is its elasticity – its ability to stretch. But even skin can only stretch so far before showing physical signs of stress – most commonly referred to as stretch marks. Stretch marks can look unsightly and leave people feeling self-conscious. However, with laser treatment for stretch marks administered by the experienced skin therapists at the Laser Skin Clinic, we can reduce the physical appearance of stretch marks and leave you feeling confident once again!
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are typically caused by sudden weight gain or weight loss, most commonly experienced in events such as pregnancy and puberty. Body builders can also experience stretch marks as a result of their training. They appear as a form of scarring of the skin, often with a reddish or dark brown hue, and they’re caused by the dermis (the layer of skin between the epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue) being torn as it’s forced to stretch due to the weight gain.
Stretch marks typically develop where large deposits of fat are stored, such as the abdomen, upper arms, breasts, back, hips and buttocks. Laser treatment for stretch marks can help to significantly reduce their redness and visible characteristics – enquire with the Laser Skin Clinic today.
How Does Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks Work?
Laser treatment for stretch marks sees our clinician applying a mild beam of laser light to the affected area of skin. This laser light initiates a healing response which involves a regeneration of the collagen that facilitates the skin’s elasticity and a repair of the affected skin tissue. Over a course of treatments, the colour in the stretch marks should also fade.
If you would like to learn more about laser treatment for stretch marks, or if you’d like to make an appointment for treatment, contact us online today.