Stretch marks are a type of scar tissue that forms when the skin undergoes rapid stretching due to situations like pregnancy or extreme weight fluctuations. If you are bothered by this unwelcome condition, you may want to visit a stretch mark specialist. You are warmly invited to set up a time to visit our office so that you can have your case evaluated by a professional and get all the facts about your treatment options. A microneedling and/or laser treatment may be just what you’ve been looking for to make your bothersome stretch marks a thing of the past!
A Closer Look at Microneedling
Microneedling is a treatment that involves the use of a small device that is covered in fine, sterile needles. After numbing the skin, we move this device over your skin to form thousands of microscopic channels in it. This boosts your body’s natural production of collagen to renew and rejuvenate skin tissue.
When performed by a competent stretch mark specialist like the ones at Advanced Cosmetic and Laser Center, a microneedling session offers many skin benefits. It is able to improve conditions such as lines and wrinkles, scars, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and more.
The Microneedling Advantage
Microneedling offers numerous advantages over other skin rejuvenation treatments. For one, it does not involve wholesale injury of the skin.The tiny openings created by the treatment process are microscopic and virtually invisible to the naked eye, serving to stimulate production of the restorative protein known as collagen.
Another advantage to undergoing a needling treatment is that your results will appear very natural. This stands in contrast to some cosmetic treatments that remove entire layers of skin or involve injections of exotic substances. With microneedling, we are merely coaxing your body into remodeling skin on the surface to remove problems like stretch marks.
Our treatments at Advanced Cosmetic and Laser Center can be combined with the application of topical skin care products. The outermost layer of your skin, medically known as the stratum corneum, is composed of dead skin cells, oils, and cellular debris. This material can block the absorption of certain topical products. A needling session allows these products to bypass this layer. Gels, lotions, creams, ointments, and serums will enjoy far greater skin penetration and effectiveness when applied after a needling treatment.
After thoroughly cleansing your skin, we can apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort during your procedure. Next, we gently glide the device over your skin to form thousands of microscopic openings in its surface. Over the following weeks and months, this will stimulate your body into boosting collagen production to remove or minimize problems like scars, sun damage, and stretch marks.
How Laser Treatments Can Help
Stretch marks are known for being quite difficult to treat, but their appearance can be improved using laser treatment. At Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center, we are proud to offer the CynoSUre Palomar Icon for stretch mark treatment. This treatment utilizes focused pulses of light to stimulate the production of new collagen and enhance the appearance of skin affected by stretch marks. It is non-ablative, which means it does not cause any damage to the surrounding tissue; it gently heats under the surface of the skin to boost collagen production.
Newer stretch marks are more responsive to laser therapies and appear as red lines on the skin. These marks tend to develop into lighter colored lines within two years of their appearance.
During your stretch mark specialist consultation at Advanced Cosmetic and Laser Center, we can make the determination of how many procedures you may require. Oftentimes, a series of treatment sessions is best to obtain the ideal results. Lasers are extremely effective for most patients in removing or improving stretch marks. As with other treatments, your level of success depends upon the age and prevalence of your stretch marks. Older stretch marks can be more difficult to correct.
Contact Us for More Information
If you are ready to say goodbye to stretch marks and hello to blemish-free, attractive skin, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with our team at Advanced Cosmetic and Laser Center. One of the best things about our stretch mark removal treatments is that they are entirely non-surgical in nature, making them convenient for those with busy schedules. At our convenient location in West Chester, Dayton, or Englewood, a caring and dedicated stretch mark specialist will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!