Laser Stretch Mark Removal
Although stretch marks are not painful or a serious concern to your health, they can make it hard to feel confident about your body. Luckily they can be minimized.
At High Valley Dermatology we have the latest technology for laser treatment of those annoying purple/red stretch marks.
Cynosure Icon 1540 Resurfacing laser that can minimize the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen production and our bodies natural ability to heal these areas.
Pulsed Dye Laser targets the blood vessels causing the purple/red color and also stimulates new collagen production.
What are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks (also called striae) are similar to scarring on the skin. They are most frequently caused by:
- weight gain – significant weight gain and weightlifting
- pregnancy – hormone changes and weight gain
- puberty – growth spurts and hormone changes
medication use – Corticosteroid creams, lotions and pills
When the skin is stretched beyond its limits, it causes damage to connective tissue fiber which causes lacerations (the result of ruptured blood vessels). A stretch mark initially presents with a red, purple color then over time become a silver or white color. Although the discoloration may diminish over time, the stretch marks will remain to some extent.