Laser stretch mark removal treatment consists of removing striae (stretch marks) via laser resurfacing. It works by removing the outer layer of skin to help restructure the overlying skin. Skin is the largest organ of your body and is immensely stretchable. It accommodates all your bodily changes such as weight loss, weight gain, and so much more.
However, these changes can take a toll on your skin's overall appearance, leading to the formation of stretch marks. Fortunately, Stretch Mark Removal procedures at The Cosmetic Clinic can reduce marks' appearance and make the skin appear less scarred. The Cosmetic Clinic is the best option for stretch marks removal treatment in Navi Mumbai.
In most cases, stretch marks should not be a cause for concern or alarm as they do not pose a physical threat to the body, but they can be a cause of insecurity for many. In other cases, stretch marks all over the body can imply underlying medical conditions such as Cushing's Syndrome. In either case, stretch mark removal can give you new-found confidence in your overall appearance.
Stretch marks, medically known as striae distensae (SD), are streaks in the dermis (middle layer) of your skin due to rapid weight changes. They are scars in your skin that appear pink, red, or purplish. The most common problem areas for scars are the stomach, buttocks, breasts, thighs, or upper arms. While stretch marks are most commonly associated with weight changes, they can also be affected by other factors like hormonal changes related to pregnancy, puberty, bodybuilding, etc.
What causes stretch marks?
An accelerated increase in weight causes the skin to stretch beyond its breaking point. Gradually, the connective tissue in the dermis (middle) layer of the skin begins to break down. This leads to inflammation in the dermal tissue and micro bleeding and scar formation, which is characteristic of stretch marks. This results in the formation of rough, irregular lines in the tissue.
Along with the skin's middle layer, the outer layer (epidermis) starts to stretch and is forced to become transparent. This continues until the point where the epidermis is no longer covering the stretch mark. As the skin heals the inflammation and micro-tearing, scar tissue is formed, which is now called a stretch mark.
In most cases, the stretch mark fades to a silvery-white colour since the scar tissue splits from the epidermis - the layer that gives melanin to the skin. Since the mark scar has no pigmentation, scars have a light silvery appearance.
There are distinctive physiological and medical causes for stretch marks. These can include heredity, puberty, bodybuilding activities, change in weight, and pregnancy. Some of the underlying medical reasons for stretch marks are medications or certain disorders like Cushing's Syndrome or Marfans syndrome, and Ehlers – Danlos syndrome. Get rid of stretch marks completely with the best cost effective Stretch Marks Removal Treatment in Navi Mumbai, India.
How can stretch marks be removed?
Stretch marks are varied in terms of their causes and their location on the body. This makes stretch mark removal a very customized affair. At The Cosmetic Clinic, our expert team of dermatologists understands your skin and its requirements and helps you achieve your skin goals with the best quality treatment.
You must schedule an appointment with our dermatologist and understand whether this treatment is right for you. The doctor will require a history of your previous skin ailments, treatments, and medication to determine the right treatment plan for your skin.
The doctor will also guide you with pre-treatment measures to ensure a smooth surgery. It is important to discuss your expectations, benefits, and risks of the treatment with our doctor, along with a suitable cost plan for the same.
Typically, stretch mark removal processes incorporate 3-4 different lasers per session and non-laser procedures such as collagen induction therapy with physiological regulating medical formulations and hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Initially, every stretch mark is treated with lasers.
Most lasers use beams of pulsating light on the skin; this causes the skin's uppermost, damaged layer to wear off. Furthermore, this process stimulates the dermis to rejuvenate and promote collagen production, causing the skin to heal. Laser treatment is a minimally invasive treatment procedure that is considered to be safe.
Laser treatments, in general, are considered to be very effective on most patients. Our lasers are approved by the US FDA and are safe for your skin. However, it depends on how old and prominent the stretch marks are. For most patients, 10 sessions of laser treatment are required to see visible results.
During laser treatment, a procedure termed colour blending is carried out. This process causes excessive melanin in the stretch mark to 'turn over' and results in the evening out of the skin colouration. Along with this process, we also focus on the removal of redness in the skin.
Certain stretch marks are red or pinkish due to excessive vascularisation. We target the smallest blood vessels in the microcirculation to reduce the redness in the stretch marks during this step.
Once the redness is reduced, we target dermis cells and accelerate collagen's stimulation, which repairs the damaged collagen fibres in the middle layer of the skin. This enables us to fill the stretch mark from within.
The finishing step to scar removal is smoothing the skin. In this step, we employ a laser peel and remove the damaged epidermis layer of the skin. This helps in the process of scar removal and other skin imperfections such as uneven skin tone, fine wrinkles, and roughness.
Our expert team consisting of dermatologists and laser therapists understands that all scars are different. Some scars might be a result of surgery; others might be physiological or even traumatic. Considering all of these possibilities, our doctors need to be knowledgeable and experienced.
Our dermatologists have attained their education and training from the best institutes across the nation. To assist our dermatologists, our laser therapists are also well-trained and follow stringent norms while working. Along with experts, The Cosmetic Clinic is equipped with the most modern technology to deliver the best results.
After each treatment, your scars might look darker only to lighten up as your skin heals itself. Your skin might undergo certain short-term side effects such as redness, swelling, and hyperpigmentation. Once your skin heals, these effects subside, and the stretch marks start blending into your skin, resulting in stretch mark reduction. Call us now to get the best cost for laser stretch marks removal treatment in Navi Mumbai.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Is Stretch Mark Removal Painful?
While we administer a numbing cream before the treatment, laser treatments feel like little rubber band-sting sensations. The treatment is tolerable and comfortable.
2. Is a Laser Stretch Mark Removal Safe?
Yes, laser skin treatments are minimally invasive and known to be very safe.
3. Will this treatment work on my skin?
Laser Stretch mark removal can be performed on almost all skin types. However, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist and understand whether the procedure can apply to your skin.