Laser Stretch Mark Treatment
If you have stretch marks as a result of pregnancy or weight gain, laser stretch mark removal may be for you. We utilize a variety of laser resurfacing procedures to treat skin conditions, including laser wrinkle treatment, laser scar removal, and laser acne treatment. Our laser stretch mark removal treatment is a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and can make you appear years younger. If you feel self-conscious as a result of conspicuous stretch marks, we would be happy to help at The Aesthetic Surgery Center in Connecticut.
Laser Stretch Mark Removal
Laser stretch mark treatment is performed using an excimer laser, similar to that used in LASIK eye procedures. An excimer laser is ideal for skin resurfacing procedures because it employs ultraviolet light rays to disrupt the cells on the surface of the skin. This process, known as ablation, harmlessly disintegrates the cells of the epidermis to reveal healthy, smooth skin. Depending on how conspicuous the stretch marks are, several layers of skin may need to be ablated to reach the desired results, and this may require more than one treatment session. You can rest assured, though, that laser stretch mark removal can greatly reduce the appearance of your stretch marks.
The recovery process for laser stretch mark removal is quick and relatively pain free. As the top layers of the skin are removed via laser and peeled off, there is likely to be some tenderness and red coloration. These symptoms typically disappear in just a few days, though the healing process can take up to a week. There may be some minor discomfort similar to that of a sunburn after the procedure, but it is important to remember that no damage has been done and the symptoms are temporary.