Stretch marks are lines that appear on the body due to abnormal stretching of the skin. They can be red, pink, silver, or white in color. Stretch marks can occur during pregnancy, puberty, or sudden weight gain. There are many treatments available to treat stretch marks. These include stretch Marks Laser Removal in Dubai and chemical peels. Laser treatment is an effective treatment option that reduces stretch marks. It is safe and painless.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing can significantly improve the appearance of red stretch marks. The pulse dye laser lightens the color of the scar tissue and stimulates collagen production in the surrounding healthy skin. A series of 3 to 5 treatment sessions spaced 2 months apart are typically needed for maximum improvement.
This laser treatment can also help with white stretch marks that are more mature and have been present for over a year. Dr. Green offers both ablative and non-ablative laser treatments for the best cosmetic results depending on your skin complexion and tolerance of downtime.
During this treatment, your skin will be slightly bruised, and it will take several weeks for the redness to fade. There is also a risk of infection from the procedure, as well as changes to the skin color in darker patients (hyperpigmentation). It is important that you discuss any concerns with Dr. Green before the treatment. Also, if you are taking any prescription acne medications such as isotretinoin, it is recommended that you wait a few months before laser treatment.
Chemical peels work to improve skin tone and texture by stimulating the growth of new skin cells. It does so by creating a controlled wound in the skin which triggers the body to start healing it by producing more new skin and collagen.
The peel is made of an acidic solution that burns the old skin leaving a fresh layer below. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and can be done at home using an over-the-counter product. It takes about three to seven days for your skin to heal and requires you to wear sunscreen at all times.
Depending on the depth of the peel you choose it may take weeks or months to see results. A light at-home peel starts around $100, while a medium or deep peel can cost up to several thousand dollars. Fortunately, you can use your CareCredit credit card* to help with the costs of these treatments.
Blue Light Therapy
Stretch marks are a painful condition that negatively impact the appearance of the skin. Although the scars fade over time, they can cause a lot of emotional stress. Fortunately, there are treatments that can significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks. These include a variety of topical ointments that soften the skin and red light therapy. Red light stimulates the formation of normal, healthy skin cells to replace the abnormal ones present in the stretch mark.
In addition, red light reduces inflammation. Inflammation plays a major role in the development of new stretch marks. By reducing it, the fibroblasts that create new tissue can function optimally.
Red light therapy is also effective in preventing future stretch marks. It works by stimulating balanced collagen production in the deepest layers of the skin where stretch marks appear. In addition, it awakens the lymphatic system so that fluid can be shuttled back to the bloodstream and away from fat cells, where it causes cellulite. This treatment is non-invasive and painless. It’s also safe to use for all skin types.
Stretch marks are a common problem that can occur due to pregnancy, excess weight gain or loss and medication. They appear as bands of parallel lines on the skin and can make you feel uncomfortable. Nevertheless, they do not indicate any underlying health problems and can be treated at home using natural ingredients.More on BellaViso.
Applying aloe vera to the skin can help in reducing stretch marks and softening the skin. The jelly-like gel from the inside of the leaves can be applied to the affected areas and left on for 20-40 minutes. You can repeat this process every day until you achieve the desired results.
Mix two tbsp of fresh aloe vera gel with a tbsp of honey and a tbsp of sweet almond oil. Apply the resultant mixture to the affected area and massage well. Let the mixture stay on for a few minutes and wash off with warm water. Repeat this every alternate day.