More information on laser stretch mark removal

Posted on 20 Sep, 2010

Laser stretch mark treatments are a good alternative to other methods. A major advantage of using laser stretch mark treatment is that it only targets the affected part. It is not painful and the rehabilitation period is very brief. Laser treatment is gaining popularity as people are becoming more aware of its benefits. Stretch marks are caused as a result of pregnancy or rapid weight loss.

Discuss your options with your doctor before opting for laser stretch mark treatment. There are some precautions to be taken before and after the surgery. Some of these precautions are mentioned below.

Prior to the surgery

Laser stretch mark treatment takes anywhere between 30-40 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. Unlike other laser surgeries, stretch mark treatment requires the use of different lasers for different parts of the body. Once the procedure begins, the laser is used to remove the damaged skin to the depth necessary to prompt your body to generate a new healthy skin layer.

After the surgery

After the procedure, tingling or slight discomfort is common; ask for prescribed pain killers if it feels too uncomfortable. Avoid exposing the treated part to the sun as this can damage the skin. While you are recovering from a laser treatment, limit your activity and avoid sun exposure. Expect a healing time of at least one to two weeks.