If your otherwise smooth skin is marred by white or purple lines, welcome to the world of stretch marks, which are very common among both men and women. To combat these unsightly lines, Dr. Gene Meisenberg of Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery offers state-of-the-art laser therapy that diminishes stretch marks, leaving smoother skin behind. If you want more evenly-toned skin without stretch marks at the front and center, call the office in Brooklyn, New York, or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
Your skin is full of collagen and elastin, which gives it the ability to stretch and bounce back. However, this ability isn’t infinite, and there comes a point where your skin may be stretched beyond its limits, causing your body to respond with extra collagen in a traumatic response, essentially building scar tissue along weakened lines. This response is what leads to the white, pink, and purple lines that are the hallmarks of stretch marks.
There are many conditions that cause stretch marks to appear, including:
To address stretch marks, Dr. Meisenberg turns to the Icon® 1540 laser. This advanced laser system sends high-powered laser energy into your skin without damaging the surface area. This energy encourages your body to respond with a nontraumatic healing response, which stimulates collagen and elastin production.
This distinction is important because it was a traumatic response that created your stretch marks in the first place. By allowing your body to gently smooth the area over naturally with new collagen, you’re left with smoother, more evenly-toned skin.
In promoting new collagen production, the Icon laser is also able to diminish the color of your stretch marks, making them fade into your skin.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Meisenberg, he examines the area you want to address and comes up with a treatment plan. This usually entails three to five sessions that last only 15-30 minutes each. The treatments themselves are tolerated well by most patients. The laser has a built-in cooling system for your comfort. Because of this, there’s no downtime afterwards, meaning you’re free to go about your normal activities after each session.
Your results will be gradual as you progress through your treatments and the new collagen helps rebuild healthy skin. The best results begin to reveal themselves 6-12 weeks after treatment ends.
If you want to even the tone of your skin and diminish the appearance of your stretch marks, call Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery, or book an appointment on the website using the easy scheduling tool.