Stretch marks normally form as parallel bands or lines appearing on your skin. Stretch marks may be a different texture and color than surrounding skin and can range from bright pink to purple to light gray. Stretch marks can appear even with surrounding skin or be raised. Stretch marks normally have no sensation but can feel sore or itchy. Sudden fluctuations in weight or pregnancy can cause the appearance of these lines. Although they are not dangerous, many people would like to have them treated and removed if possible using a stretch mark removal procedure.
Laser treatments are a common procedure used for stretch mark removal. The treatment has the ability to rejuvenate your skin and minimize aging effects, sun damage, and other conditions. The treatments are well known for being convenient, safe, and effective. The cost and downtime are also lower compared to many other types of stretch mark removal treatment options.
The Icon laser is a treatment option for reducing imperfections found on the surface of your skin. We utilize a laser to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, resulting in a more uniform, smoother skin appearance. The procedure utilizes IPL technology, which is why it is sometimes known as laser skin rejuvenation due to its anti-aging effects.
For many patients, laser stretch mark removal treatments do a great job of minimizing the appearance of stretch marks, but the treatment is not appropriate in every case. Those with some skin tones, skin types, and medical conditions may experience adverse events. We can help determine if you would make a good candidate for the treatment at your initial consultation.
The best candidates for this type of laser procedures are those with hydrated, elastic skin that is not highly prone to the development of scarring following injury. Ideally, you would not have any serious medical considerations or take certain medications that could interfere with the treatment process or your recovery. Good candidates also have realistic expectations about their potential outcomes.
Your Stretch Mark Removal Procedure
Your laser treatment can be performed at our office after applying an EMLA cream to numb the area. We then use a cosmetic laser to perform your stretch mark removal procedure. Using precision controlled laser light beams, we are able to treat the skin affected by stretch marks.
For More Information
If you want more detailed information about laser stretch mark removal treatments at Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, feel free to visit our office in Tampa, FL. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!