Stretch marks are a very common skin condition that occurs when your skin undergoes rapid stretching due to events like pregnancy or sudden weight gain. When you undergo rapid weight fluctuations, your skin can stretch faster than it can heal. As it heals, the replacement skin does not have time to form as it normally does, resulting in a type of scar tissue that appears as narrow, colored bands. When stretch marks become prominent enough, many people begin to seek out their stretch marks removal treatment options.
A chemical peel is a treatment involving the application of some type of chemical solution that penetrates the skin and encourages damaged skin tissue on the surface to slough off and be replaced by new skin displaying less prominent stretch marks.
Medium and deep peels are often used to treat stretch marks. A medium peel may involve the application of a chemical called TCA to remove some of the epidermis skin layer and encourage the formation of new skin tissue that rises from beneath and replaces old, damaged skin affected by stretch marks. Some sedation and downtime may be necessary following a medium peel.
If your stretch marks are very prominent, a deep peel may work better, although it comes with caveats: You will require sedation and a significant amount of downtime following the application of a deep peel. This type of peel normally uses strong chemicals such phenol or carbolic acid to remove the epidermis skin layer and portions of the dermis layer found under the epidermis.
Laser Stretch Marks Removal
Lasers also make a very effective stretch marks removal treatment. We use a cosmetic laser to transmit thermal energy into deeper layers of your skin affected by stretch marks. This will prompt your own body into removing damaged skin tissue and replacing it with fresher skin that has an improved appearance.
One appealing aspect to a laser stretch marks removal treatment is its ability to provide noticeable results with little need for downtime. We can precisely target a zone of treatment and leave surrounding skin tissue intact.
Schedule Your Consultation to Learn More
If you would like to further explore your laser stretch marks removal treatment options, please feel free to make an appointment with Laser Health Works. At our convenient location in Barrie, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!