If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from stretch marks, you have likely sought out solutions to this very common problem. You will be happy to know that there is finally a FDA-cleared, non-surgical procedure which can reduce the appearance of these scars.
Whether stretch marks appeared as a result of puberty, weight fluctuation or pregnancy, these marks can affect both women and men. About 80% of all females have stretch marks compared to 20% of males. Women have a tendency to develop stretch marks on their thighs, hips, breasts, buttocks, stomach and arms. Men tend to develop these marks on areas such as their chest, arms and torso.
WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?
Similar to cellulite, there is a genetic component to stretch marks. They happen when the skin is pulled by rapid stretching or growing. When the tissue under your skin is stretched out, the normal production of collagen is interrupted, and stretch marks begin to surface. Since the skin is thin, the light reflected could make them appear fairly white. Stretch marks can also show up as red or purplish and have a different texture or feel from the surrounding skin.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Just because you have stretch marks does not mean you have to live with them. There is a treatment that can give you smoother, better looking skin without surgery or down time. The Palomar ICON Fractional Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks is the first and only FDA-cleared laser treatment to effectively treat both light and dark skin tones. This advanced technology works by using pulses of fractional laser light to break down stretch marks. In just a few (5-8) treatments, redness and severity of stretch marks can be reduced. Each treatment is about 30 minutes and is ideal for all types of stretch marks no matter what caused them. Because there is no downtime, patients can resume their regular activities immediately after a treatment.
If you have stretch marks, the Palomar ICON Fractional Laser treatment could be the answer you’ve have been looking for. To learn more about this non- surgical approach to Stretch Marks, call our office at 212.988.5656. Mention BELLA JUNE for our special offer.