The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it has the remarkable ability to expand, and contract as needed. Although the skin is strong and elastic, its supporting tissues can easily get damaged if they are allowed to stretch too far. The rapid expansion leads to the development of stretch marks. According to The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center, up to ninety percent of all pregnant women end up getting stretch marks. Those that do not want to live with these unsightly marks ought to consider looking into stretch mark revision services.
Stretch Marks: What Are They?
Before we look at the stretch mark revision techniques, it is important to understand what these stretch marks are, and what causes their appearance. Stretch marks are bands or lines that occur when the skin’s connective tissues are stretched too far.
When your skin’s middle layer is stretched too quickly, the collagen fibers in it are bound to start breaking. This, in turn, allows the blood vessels to start showing through the skin, leaving behind the purplish or red marks, known as stretch marks. With time, the marks start to fade to a silver or white color as the blood vessels begin to heal. Stretch marks do not cause any kind of physical pain, but they do have an ability to affect an individual’s self-esteem and confidence levels.
Stretch Mark Revision Techniques
Experts have been trying for many years to find a treatment for these unsightly marks. The advancement of technology has led to the emergence of new stretch mark revision techniques that have shown a lot of promise. They include:
Fraxel Re:store™ Laser Rejuvenation
This treatment produces thousands of deep, tiny columns in your skin, called microscopic thermal zones. It only treats portions of the skin without affecting any of the surrounding tissue, which reduces healing time and promotes the skin’s natural process for creating new, healthier tissue to replace the damaged cells.
Scition ProFractional Therapy™
A quick and comfortable laser procedure with little to no downtime, it not only reduces the appearance of stretch marks but it can also improve the overall appearance of your skin. Only a fraction of the skin is directly treated, which means less healing time and less downtime.
These are just a few of the stretch mark revision services we offer. Contact our office to learn about the other options available, as well as to schedule your consultation today!