Losing weight can be among the most rewarding experiences in life. The physical change doesn’t just look different; it feels different, creating a new sense of vitality through self-esteem. After weight loss, however, many people discover the limitations of diet and exercise. They can shed the pounds, but stretch marks remain as a residual reminder. Whether from sudden weight gain, puberty, or pregnancy, stretch marks once lasted forever, but they can now be treated with permanent results.
At Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center, we use innovative lasers to treat and reduce stretch marks. By stimulating the skin to increase blood flow to these damaged areas, both red and brown stretch marks can undergo significant change. Many red stretch marks are the result of inflammation. Low-level lasers have had a proven effect at inducing collagen growth, which reduces redness and can improve the glossy texture of the skin. Like scars, white stretch marks must be treated for texture. Our lasers help to resurface the damaged area of skin, making it less noticeable and more aesthetically pleasing.
Treatments for both types of stretch mark have minimal pain and little to no downtime. Some patients report mild discomfort. In the days following the treatment, the skin may show excess redness and swelling, both of which will fade. With these minimal side effects, lasers have become a popular treatment to help you look and feel your best.
If you have stretch marks after weight loss or pregnancy, contact us to set up a consultation today. Dr. Maddox will discuss any risks and can help you decide if laser treatment is right to reduce your stretch marks.