Many people have doubts about laser treatment for the removal of stretch marks. This is mainly because people have a misconception that laser treatment is only effective in breaking down damaged tissue, not actually repairing it. However, lasers can be highly effective in encouraging the growth of new collagen. Collagen is a protein tissue which is responsible for maintaining the quality of the skin and its elasticity.
The resurrection of collagen will eventually remove stretch marks by improving the elasticity of the skin and maintaining its texture. The laser treatment process mainly involves laser energy directed to the lower layers of the skin thus helping collagen production.
Benefits of treatment
Those who strongly advocate laser treatment for stretch mark removal do so because they experience good results. Laser treatment can seal broken blood vessels, remove injured skin tissue and also reshape the fibres of the damaged skin. Along with the removal of stretch marks, laser treatments have been extensively used for smoothening wrinkled skin.
Laser treatment is preferred to ineffective topical treatments and drastic cosmetic surgical options which carry with them far more in the way of risks and uncertainties.