Smooth Skin After Palomar Laser Stretch Mark Removal

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Stretch marks on the stomach can be a cause of extreme self-consciousness, especially for a woman. If she has a beach holiday coming up and is dying to wear her new bikini, stretch-mark treatment is a necessity.

What Are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks can form over the years due to pregnancies, extreme weight gain and weight loss, and breakdown of collagen protein in the skin. Stretch marks cause the upper layers of the skin to tear, thereby giving areas of the skin a torn or stretched look. The most common places on the body for stretch marks to appear are the arms, thighs, legs, buttocks, underarms, and back.

Treatment of Stretch Marks

Getting rid of stretch marks isn’t easy – creams and lotions very rarely work to treat them. Total elimination of stretch marks is impossible.

However, it is possible to reduce the appearance of stretch marks with the help of certain cosmetic procedures and treatments. One state-of-the-art option that we offer is Palomar laser stretch mark removal.

The Palomar Laser for Removal of Stretch Marks

Palomar lasers are the latest revolutionary laser treatments for the removal of stubborn stretch marks from the body. There are various types of effective and convenient Palomar lasers available.

Palomar lasers work best for stretch marks that are still in their initial phase. Because of this, doctors advise patients not to wait for a long time after stretch marks appear before coming in for treatment.

Many of these lasers come with fractional handpieces, depending on the type of laser you choose. The fractional laser handpiece has been approved by the FDA and is completely safe to use on the skin.

How Does the Treatment Work?

The Palomar fractional laser works by emitting numerous microbeams of energy. The microbeams are delivered in periodical intervals and are very precise.

These microbeams create deep narrow microscopic columns in the skin tissue. They penetrate deep into the epidermis and right to the dermis, the lowermost layer of the skin. This controlled damage to the tissue stimulates the body’s natural healing process, causing new healthy smooth skin to grow.

The laser damages only the skin affected by the stretch marks; the vital skin and tissue around the treated area is left undamaged. Over time, healthy skin tissue and collagen start to form and multiply in the treated area.

Treatment with the Palomar laser is painless, so no anesthetic is required during the procedure. The patient is left with smoother and softer skin after the procedure. The treated area is usually cooled with the application of ice before and after the treatment to ensure that any discomfort is minimal.

Treat Those Stretch Marks

Reducing the appearance of stretch marks is a simple process, and the most important part is taking that first step. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for a Palomar laser treatment consultation.

Board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors William Umansky and Jeffrey Umansky are experts in a variety of nonsurgical treatments that rejuvenate the skin. During your consultation, you will be able to ask any questions you may have.