Are you looking for a stretch marks removal treatment that really works? Light therapy offered by Laser Health Works in Barrie, ON can help you remove stretch marks in a few short sessions. The treatment is not painful and has a quick recovery time with no downtime or overnight stays. Light therapy is non-invasive and requires no surgery, so there is no bleeding. Here are 9 things you probably didn’t know about light therapy.
9 Things to Know About Light Therapy
Light Therapy Is Non-Invasive
Light therapy uses light to stimulate the repair of a patient’s skin. At Laser Health Works, we use BroadBand Light therapy to treat skin conditions like aging and stretch marks removal. BroadBand Light therapy is safe and requires no invasive surgical procedures. BroadBand Light therapy spans a wider spectrum than other therapies, so it can be used to treat more diverse skin conditions. This treatment has received FDA approval for skin rejuvenation.
Light Therapy Rejuvenates the Skin
A treatment specialist will use the handheld BroadBand Light therapy device to perform the treatment. Skin rejuvenation with BroadBand Light therapy works by heating the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is a substance found in the skin that keeps skin looking young, rebuilds the skin, and produces elasticity. The increase in the production of collagen helps repair a patient’s skin.
Light Therapy Works for Stretch Marks Removal
BroadBand Light therapy removes stretch marks by rebuilding the affected skin. The treatment gently increases collagen production, which repairs the stretch marks, forming new and smooth skin. Each session will reduce the appearance of stretch marks and slowly strengthen the skin.
Stretch Marks Have Many Causes
Stretch marks come from weight gain, pregnancy, puberty, and hormonal fluctuations. Stretch marks can be white or red and appear like tears in the skin. They can be found on the abdomen, chest, legs, and arms. Stretch marks are harmless, but due to their appearance, many patients are looking for a stretch marks removal solution. Light stretch marks may be removed by creams, but as they age and become deep, a solution like BroadBand Light or laser therapy is needed.
Light Therapy Can Remove Many Other Skin Blemishes
BroadBand Light therapy is not only effective for stretch marks removal but can also treat a variety of skin conditions. Unwanted hair can be removed with the therapy. Acne, freckles, age spots, blood vessels and uneven textures on the face can be treated with BroadBand Light photo facials. The skin can be firmed and sun damage and aging signs can also be treated with Broadband Light. Collagen production from light therapy is a powerful treatment for many skin conditions.
Results May Take Time
A light therapy treatment can be completed in 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Stretch marks will require more than one treatment to reach a patient’s desired goal. The number of sessions depends on each patient’s skin condition, and each session will be spaced two to four weeks apart. The skin will improve in the first few days following the treatment, and patients will see improvements even two weeks after their treatment session. During a consultation, a patient can get a better idea of how many treatments it might take to reach their desired goal.
Results Are Long Lasting
After treatment, a patient’s results can last for one year before they require a touch-up treatment. New stretch marks may appear after treatment and will require treatment as well. For the longest-lasting results, a patient should avoid sun exposure and protect their skin with appropriate SPF. Patients should also moisturize their skin and follow a nutritious diet to maintain smooth skin.
Light Therapy Is Safe
BroadBand Light therapy is FDA approved for safe use on skin. The treatment does not result in downtime or recovery after a session and is completed in our Barrie office location. Patients may feel a sensation like a rubber band being flicked across their skin, but there is no real pain or discomfort associated with this treatment. A cool damp cloth can be soothing, but this is generally only needed for the most sensitive areas of the body.
You Are Likely an Ideal Candidate
BroadBand Light therapy is safe for patients of all ages, skin tones, and genders. Patients with lighter skin will experience the greatest benefits of the treatment, so it is best to not tan before the treatment. Light therapy may not be recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. Patients who suffer from viral infections like cold sores may require a prescription antiviral medication before the treatment.
Patients should avoid tanning, waxing, and chemical peels for at least one week before their treatment session and as many as four weeks if advised by a treatment specialist. Most patients return to work or their daily routine immediately after the treatment because there is no downtime. Some patients with busy schedules even opt to be treated during their lunch break.
Ready to Remove Your Stretch Marks?
If you think light therapy is right for the removal of your stretch marks, visit Laser Health Works in Barrie, ON for an initial consultation today. Light therapy will have you back to work more quickly than other treatments, and the sessions can take as little as 30 minutes. The treatment is painless and can be used to improve stretch marks and a range of other skin conditions.