Get to know more about the laser stretch mark removal procedure

Posted on 03 Oct, 2010

Stretch marks are a skin problem faced by many people. They affect pregnant women and those who exercise a lot. Sudden weight gain and loss is the primary cause for the formation of stretch marks.

Many creams and lotions are available on the market promising a cure for stretch marks. However, none of them is completely successful. Laser stretch mark removal is the best treatment to get rid of these ugly marks.

What is the procedure?

Laser treatment for stretch marks involves the use of beams of concentrated laser light that remove the thin layers of skin surrounding the marks. The laser beams effectively remove the scar tissue that is responsible for lines and wrinkles on the skin. The skin starts healing quickly after the treatment and by the time the treatment is completed, new layers of skin start getting developed.

For how long does the procedure last?

Laser stretch mark removal treatment takes between ten minutes to one hour depending on how much of the skin has been stretched and how severe it is. In some cases, a number of sessions might be required to completely remove those marks. Two to six sessions are what most treatments require. The procedure is painless and the patient does not feel anything more than a pinching sensation when the laser is applied.

No side effects

With advanced technology, the laser stretch mark removal treatment has become highly result-oriented without any side-effects. Mild bruising can be experienced but this goes within a few days.

Healing time

Scars that have been newly formed takes less time to heal compared to old scars. Fresh stretch marks that are red or pink in colour are easier to remove than the old ones which have a blurred appearance.