Laser Stretch Mark Removal Treatment: A Guide by a Dermatologist

Laser Stretch Mark Removal Treatment: A Guide by a Dermatologist

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Laser Stretch Mark Removal Treatment: A Guide by a Dermatologist

Dr. Nivedita Dadu June 17, 2024

Guess what's the most common concern faced by people of all ages, gender and skin type? Well, you have guessed it right it's Stretch marks, in clinical terms we call it striae. Stretch marks often appeared as a parallel streak of red, purple or white lines. They are commonly found on the abdomen, arms, hips and breast area in the body. In today's blog we'll be discussing Stretch marks in depth, and we'll also shed some light on a popular clinical treatment to treat this condition called laser stretch mark removal treatment.

What Causes Stretch Marks?

Now many of you must be wondering how stretch marks are actually caused? We've got you on this, stretch marks are basically caused when your skin is actually stretched rapidly due to factors like weight gain weight loss, puberty, pregnancy and few medical conditions. They form in the dermis, which is the middle layer of the skin, due to overstretching of the connecting tissue. Overstretching of these tissues breaks down collagen fibres, which results in scars.

Laser Stretch Mark Removal Treatment:

Stretch marks aren't harmful though, but they do not look very pleasing and thus people want to get rid of them. Nowadays there are many cosmetic procedures and treatments, which offer removal of stretch marks. One of the most hyped treatments is the laser treatment, it has grasped massive amounts of popularity lately all over. This treatment actually works with advanced technology, to target and break down the scar tissues, which further promotes the growth of new and healthy skin. The lasers that are used to improve stretch marks are usually fractional lasers or Erbium YAG lasers.

Procedure For This Treatment:

Laser stretch mark removal treatment must be done under the supervision of a qualified doctor, for optimal results. Apart from that, here are a few helpful tips for you if you are planning for Laser stretch mark removal treatment.

  • Consultation: The first and the foremost step is to get a proper and thorough consultation from a qualified dermatologist. The Doctor will analyse your situation, evaluate your stretch mark and then will recommend the best treatment and laser for meeting your needs. Don't forget to share your medical history with the Dr. during you consultation.
  • Preparation: On your procedure day, the treatment area must be cleaned and sometimes a topical anaesthetic is applied to make treatment more comfortable for you. The treatment can leave a little redness which usually subsides in a few hours of time.
  • Laser Treatment: Your dermatologist will utilise a laser machine to target your affected area. The device emits controlled pulses of light that enter the skin and stimulate collagen production and overall skin cell renewal. A slight tingling or a snapping sensation can be faced and treatment is virtually painless and comfortable. Collagen and elastin remodeling helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks

Post-Procedure Care:

Post treatment care after the procedure is a non negotiable thing, if you are looking for good and optimal results. So after the treatment, you may find your skin turning red and slightly swollen in some cases, but no need to worry, as your dermatologist will prescribe you proper after care instructions. After care includes applying soothing ointments prescribed by your doctor, avoiding sun exposure and maintaining the cleanliness and moisture of the treated area.

Results of the treatments vary on various factors such as the severity of your mark and skin type. In most cases patients require successive sessions, which are done in a gap of 4 to 6 weeks. Although you can expect improvements after a couple of session, with continuous improvements in following sessions.

Recovery time in this treatment is very minimal, and in many cases patients are advised to continue their daily routine, 24 hours after the treatment. Slight Scabbing may happen after the treatment which usually subsides in 3-5 days time.

Why opt for Laser Stretch Treatment?

Laser Stretch mark treatment is a proven treatment for stretch marks that offers optimal results, and here's a list of benefits offered by this procedure:

  • Non invasive
  • Less Downtime
  • Effective and Optimal Results
  • Stimulates Collagen Production

Laser stretch mark reduction treatment is one of the most effective and efficient non-invasive treatments, for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Apart from reducing stretch marks, this procedure also gives you smooth and even-textured skin by stimulating collagen production. If you are worried by your stretch marks, now after this insightful journey, you can make your decision and get it done.

Dr. Nivedita Dadu

Dr. Nivedita Dadu

Dr. Nivedita Dadu is a renowned dermatologist with over 18 years of experience, specializing in advanced dermatology treatments and cosmetology. She founded the Dadu Medical Centre, which is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive skin care solutions. Dr. Dadu is also a member of various prestigious dermatology associations and actively participates in national and international conferences. She regularly contributes to several medical journals, newspapers, clinical research, and conducts lectures all over the country and internationally.

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