Laser Stretch Marks Removal Treatment in Boston Massachusetts
What are stretch marks and how are they caused?
Stretch marks occur when the dermis – the middle layer of the skin – is stretched to a point where its elasticity breaks down. As the injury heals, scar tissue develops which becomes a stretch mark. Stretch marks are most often caused by rapid weight gain, pregnancy, weightlifting, and accelerated growth during adolescence. Initially these narrow grooves have a reddish appearance. As the stretch mark ages it tends to take on a silvery white appearance.
Stretch marks can occur in both men and women and most commonly appear on the abdomen, breasts, upper arms, underarms, back, thighs, hips, and buttocks. Women are more affected because the skin often becomes compromised during the large weight gain seen in pregnancy. Even after losing weight, many women refuse to wear a bathing suit due to visible stretch marks. Stretch marks do not pose any health risks, but can greatly impact one’s self confidence. Topical creams may help hydrate the area but they do not penetrate effectively to show any real improvement.
At Venus spa we offer the best treatments for Stretch Marks : Fraxel Laser 1550, VI Peel body , Micronnedling Radiofrequency
Common Questions About Stretch Mark Treatments
How quickly will I see results?
Collagen shrinkage as a result of thermal damage results in some immediate skin tightening. More importantly, further improvements in skin tightness and collagen density occur as a result of collagen remodeling and begin about 30 days after the treatment. These improvements continue for up to six months after the last treatment.
Does laser stretch marks removal treatment hurt?
Laser stretch marks removal treatment may give you a little discomfort without any anesthetic. We will numb the treatment area with topical anesthetic prior to treatment.
How many laser treatments or Micronnedling RF will I need to soften my stretch marks?
We will customize your laser stretch marks removal treatment protocol to best fit your current skin condition and desired outcome. Patients with stretch marks typically will need at least 5 treatments to achieve significant results.
Chemical Peel are also great to boost collagen production. At least 3 chemical peels are required