Unsightly scars and stretch marks, or striae, have presented problems for men and women for centuries. Scars and stretch marks are generally considered unsightly, disfiguring and unacceptable by many people.
Causes scars & stretch marks?
Scars form as part of the skin's healing process whenever multiple layers of skin are injured. The injury may be the result of an accident, surgery, a burn or even severe acne. While the exact cause of stretch marks is unknown, it is thought that striae are the result of your skin's collagen and elastin breaking down under stress. Pregnancy, body building and weight loss are the leading causes of stretch marks. Stretch marks occur most frequently in areas of mechanical stress such as the breasts, abdomen, thighs, groin or buttocks. In the beginning, stretch marks are red. They turn white as part of the healing process. New Laser Technology Today, several new laser techniques are available to treat a wide variety of scars and stretch marks. The laser's energy stimulates the skin under the scar and causes the fibroblasts in the skin to begin to divide again. It also stimulates the production of collagen. This thickens the skin under the scar until it closely resembles the surrounding normal skin.
Do laser treatments work?
Current laser technology has been shown to improve or eliminate red or raised scars. Recent studies have demonstrated that laser treatments stimulate the production of collagen and improve or eliminate the appearance of stretch marks. Additional studies show that the appearance of stretch marks continues to improve over a period of time ranging from 3 to 6 months after the laser treatment was given. Even those treatments that showed little if any initial improvement showed as much as a 50% improvement at their 6 month checkup.
When you look in the mirror, do you feel your skin is as soft and fresh as you want it to be?
With an exciting technique called Micro-Dermabrasion, we can remove dead and flaking skin cells to create an immediate improvement in your skin's appearance. This unique approach stimulates the production of fresh young skin cells and collagen. It is the ultimate advancement in non-surgical, non-invasive skin conditioning. Micro-Dermabrasion treatments are gentle and take very little time, making them popular for today's busy person. These mild yet effective treatments remove fine lines and age spots from around the eyes, lips and neck. Stretch marks and acne scars can also be dramatically reduced.