Usefulness of laser technology in stretch mark removal

Posted on 18 Jan, 2011

Both women and men are affected by stretch marks. Women tend to get stretch marks post-pregnancy on the stomach and thighs, while men tend to suffer from stretch marks due to rapid weight gain or weight loss. Stretch marks usually appear on the back, legs, chest and stomach. While the remedies for stretch marks are few, new advancements in laser technology have led to an effective form of treatment.

The science behind laser stretch mark removal

Laser technology is used to stimulate and renew the growth of depleted collagen. Collagen is a type of protein that supports and connects different tissues of the body. This protein is responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the skin and laser technology aims to ‘fill in’ the stretch marks through encouraging the production of collagen.

The procedure for stretch mark removal involves directing the laser energy into the lower layers of the skin. Laser technology is useful as it helps remove the damaged tissue while remodelling the fibres of mid-layers of skin. It also helps in sealing damaged blood vessels. Thus, lasers help leave you with radiant, younger-looking skin.