Do you have stretch marks that are affecting your self-esteem? If so, it’s likely you’ve tried over-the-counter creams and other topical products with the goal of making your marks disappear. You’ve probably noticed that topical creams do little to nothing to produce long-term results, if any results at all. Likely, you’ve been doing research to see if there are other options available to make your stretch marks disappear. You’ve read about the amazing power of laser treatments and now you want to know if laser treatments can work for you.
In a word, yes. The laser treatments used will vary depending on the condition of your stretch marks. However, various lasers have been successfully used to make these marks fade or completely disappear. To understand why this is the case, you need to understand why you get stretch marks in the first place.
These marks form in the area of your skin known as the dermis. The dermis is the middle layer of your skin. It sits between your epidermis, which is the external layer of your skin, and the subcutaneous layer. The reason why the topical creams you’ve been trying do not produce the results you want is because creams and lotions do not have the ability to get underneath the epidermis.
Stretch marks happen when your skin has to grow faster than normal. If your skin grows faster than normal, such as during pregnancy or after building muscle by lifting weights, your body kicks into overdrive to accommodate the growth. You can think about your dermis in the same way you would a rubber band that’s being stretched beyond its normal capacity. As your body is producing more collagen and more elastin to compensate for the expedient growth, the production does not happen in an aesthetically pleasing way. The goal is simply to accommodate the growth.
The best way for you to determine which laser treatment is right for you is to talk to our aesthetic professional at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham. Let our team examine your stretch marks and work with you to create the laser treatment that’s right for your condition. Contact us today to book your consultation!