Stretch marks have always been a nuisance after pregnancy or any speedy weight-gain. There are a number of products available over the counter such as rubs, oils and creams that claim to eliminate these unsightly lines. However, they are not as effective as they claim to be. Although these products can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, they cannot remove them completely.
Stretch marks usually occur when the skin is quickly stretched during rapid weight gain or during pregnancy. The layers of stretched skin are often torn and replaced by collagen or scar tissue. However, when weight is lost, the stretch marks still remain. They usually appear as purplish or light pink threads and show up on the thighs, hips, breasts, upper arm and stomach.
While stretch marks do not cause any health hazards, they do pose cosmetic problems for many people. A laser stretch marks removal procedure is one of the best methods to eliminate or minimise the appearance of stretch marks.
The laser stretch mark removal procedure
The laser stretch mark removal procedure uses a concentrated beam of laser light that moves along the stretch marks, removing thin layers of skin. The laser light greatly helps to remove the scar tissue and hence the stretch marks.
After the treatment is complete, the skin begins to heal and new skin is created over the damaged tissue. Depending on the severity of your stretch marks and the area of the affected skin, the treatment can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour to be completed. You can expect to get results from the procedure after between 2 and 6 sessions.