Laser treatment is effective on stretch marks

Posted on 22 Dec, 2009

Stretch marks are scars that appear when the skin is overstretched during pregnancy, puberty or weight gain. A number of cosmetic products on the market promise effective results, but these lotions and creams are not totally effective in removing stretch marks.

One method which has proved very effective in reducing the scarring of stretch marks is laser treatment. Laser therapy is an advanced medical procedure that is gaining popularity worldwide thanks to its success.

Laser stretch mark removal treatment is very simple, very quick and comfortable. The treatment involves an intense laser beam penetrating through the layers of skin, thus stimulating the synthesis of collagen and the formation of new tissue. This laser beam focuses completely on the scar affected areas of skin where stretch marks are visible.

The duration of each session of stretch mark treatment entirely depends on the extent of the scarring and the skin tone of the patient. This type of laser treatment works effectively on old stretch marks and also on immature scarring. Immature marks are the ones which are slightly sore and reddish in appearance. If they are treated at an early point, it will prevent deepening of the scars.