Scar and Stretch Marks
If you have stretch marks, don’t worry as you’re not alone, and trust us you are in good company. Reportedly mega-model Cindy Crawford got them, so did actresses Halle Berry and Kate Beckinsale, among the many famous women. So how did these stars say goodbye to stretch marks?
The answer is LASERS.
While stretch marks aren’t harmful or painful, they can make it hard to feel confident about your body, especially when it comes to wearing bathing suits and other skin-baring styles.
WHAT ARE STRETCH MARKS?
Stretch marks(STRIAE) are an unfortunate part of life for a number of people. Anytime the skin has been stretched too far or too fast – such as during
- Weight change(gain)
- Hormonal changes
these unsightly lines may appear.Just because stretch marks are common , doesn‘t mean you have to live with them.
A stretch mark usually initially presents with a red or purple color. When the skin is stretched, it causes damage to the connective tissue fiber which causes lacerations (the result of ruptured blood vessels). Stretch marks are common on the abdomen (stomach), arms, breasts, back of the knees and inner thighs.Even after excessive weight is lost, the marks remain, often assuming a whitish color.
HOW DO I GET RID OF STRETCH MARKS?
All of us want to know that what is the fastest and the best way of “getting rid of stretch marks”.
While there are many topical solutions made available over the counter,( Vitamin E creams, ointments, gels and moisturizers ),these creams and gels are not particularly effective. Most people give up after using the products for few weeks as the results are extremely slow and improvement is negligible.
For stretch mark removal, lasers have emerged as the most promising treatment To treat white stretch marks (or in some instances chronic red/purple marks) the best treatment is the Fractional CO2 laser. This laser works by poking tiny holes in the outer layer of skin and reaching the middle layer (or dermis). The treatment causes the stimulation of collagen production which subsequently leads to the rejuvenation of the epidermis (surface skin) and vast improvement of the area affected by stretch marks.
WHY DO ACNE SCARS DEVELOP?
Scars can develop in some people following acne breakouts. Genetic predisposition to develop scarring, prescence of deep seated nodulo cystic acne, picking/squeezing/popping of pimples and prescence of inflammation for a long time(delay in treatment of acne) are some of the risk factors to develop acne scars. Acne scars can be rollong, box car scars, rolling, papular scars, hypertrphic scars , keloids etc.
WHY CHOOSE FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER SCAR REMOVAL?
- Results in a single treatment
- Smoother, better-looking skin
- No surgery
- Dramatic results
- Minimal downtime
- Improved skin appearance
- Deep dermal stimulation
- Well-tolerated treatment sessions
Lasers can work on any part of the body, including the face,stomach, hips, arms, breasts and legs. Sometimes other modalities like SUBCISION, CROSS (Chemical Reconstruction Of Skin Scars), PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma), Dermal Fillers, MICRODERMABRASION, MICRONEEDLING with dermapen can be combined to deliver faster and better resuts
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Fractional CO2 laser works by ablating a fraction of the treatment area while leaving the surrounding healthy skin tissue intact to aid in regeneration. The body‘s natural healing process removes older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with new collagen and elastin – the crucial building blocks of smooth skin. The new collagen can leave the stretch mark smoother in texture and reduce the appearance of the stretch mark on the skin by improving the color.
HOW IS A TYPICAL FRACTIONAL CO2 TREATMENT LIKE AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
- The treatment session generally takes 45 to 60 minutes. An anesthetic cream may be applied prior to the session to aid with the comfort.
- As the microbeams are applied to your skin, you will feel a warm sensation.
- Over the next several days you need to follow a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen with strict photo protection.
- As your skin heals, it will begin to flake and you will notice improvement in your scars, wrinkles, fine lines and texture.
Laser stretch mark removal can work on any part of the body, including the stomach, hips, arms, breasts and legs. It can treat new stretch marks or stretch marks that you‘ve been living with for years.
WHO CAN GET A FRACTIONAL CO 2 LASER TREATMENT?
It is safe for most people; however it is relatively contraindicated if u have taken Isotretinoin in the past 6 months, have a history of keloid formation, have a history of poor wound healing ,or demonstrate excessive or unusually prolonged erythema , hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation upon laser patch testing.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Most people may need four to six treatment sessions for optimum aesthetic results.The number of sessions required depends on the severity and depth of the scars, skin color etc.