Stretch Mark Reduction
Stretch marks are fine lines on the body that occur from tissue under your skin tearing from rapid growth or over-stretching. They are quite common and do not cause any significant medical concerns but are often not thought very aesthetically pleasing. Stretch marks commonly appear on the abdomen or breasts post pregnancy or to the thigh, buttock and breast area in adolescents going through growth spurts. Some medical conditions and prolonged use of certain medications are also implicated in their development.
The skin becomes flattened and thin with a pink colour when a stretch mark is developing. Also, the skin can occasionally be itchy and then reddish or purplish lines develop. Over time these lighten to become whitish or flesh-coloured. Stretch marks occurring in adolescents become less visible over time and generally require no treatment. In other cases, if stretch marks are a cause of concern then Fractional Laser can offer dramatic improvements. Please call 0113 870 0000 to book your free consultation.
*DISCLAIMER: results may vary from person to person
How does fractional laser work?
Minute sections of the skin are targeted with laser light, which penetrate into the tissue, causing small columns of thermal damage to stimulate significant collagen renewal. The surrounding non-affected areas of skin aid the body’s natural recovery process, for dramatic results without significant downtime.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Treatment is suitable for most people and highly recommended for individuals wanting a brighter, more even skin tone, smoother skin texture with improved skin elasticity, a reduction of wrinkles, reduced pore size and improvement to scars (including acne scars) and stretch marks.
How is the treatment carried out?
The skin is cleansed and the handpiece is moved over the skin delivering tiny microscopic laser beams. Typically treatment time varies depending upon the skin condition and the area being treated, but will range from 10 to 40 minutes. After treatment the skin is cooled. Protective eye wear must be worn during treatment.