Stretch marks are not considered to be attractive. No one runs around without their shirt on because they want to show off these marks to the world. However, stretch marks are a part of life. For some, they come in connection with pregnancy. For others, they are connected to obesity, puberty or a short-term weight gain. Bodybuilders can get these marks as their bodies rapidly increase in size with their workouts. Fortunately, if you are sick and tired of these marks on your skin, laser treatments can be used to minimize their appearance.
Your skin is able to maintain its shape and elasticity thanks to the dermis. However, when the dermis gets stretched beyond what it can bear, the connective fibers in this part of your skin break. As a result, the affected area is not able to produce enough collagen. You are left with scars, also known as stretch marks.
There are a lot of treatments that are designed to help you remove these marks. Some of them are mildly effective. Others are completely and totally ineffective. The marks can affect just about any part of the body where the skin is subject to rapid stretching. You are going to see them most on a person’s abdomen. But you can also see them on the buttocks, on the chest and on the upper arms. Basically, any area where the body could stretch so fast so as to result in rapid tissue expansion is vulnerable for stretch marks.
Laser treatment is one of the best ways to address stretch marks. During the procedure, laser light is used to get rid of thin layers of skin around the stretch mark. The laser is used in a very precise way. It is not used to cut the skin, nor is it used to burn the skin. Once the targeted mark is gone, the treated area is going to heal. This leads to healthier skin growing back quickly. The stretch marks will have all but disappeared, and the new skin will look healthy.
Laser stretch mark removal at Laser Health Works is super effective. Of course, its effectiveness is going to vary with things such as the age of the mark and its location, among other factors. For most patients, laser treatment for these marks is not a one-time thing. They usually require a series of treatments with the goal of completely removing the stretch marks. In some instances, lasers reduce the visibility of the stretch mark. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Barrie or Midland.