How to remove stretch mark scars without surgery

How to remove stretch mark scars without surgery

About 90 percent of expectant moms develop a meshwork of lines on the abdomen, breasts, thighs, and buttocks. However, anyone, of either gender and any age, can get stretch marks. They are common among bodybuilders, during puberty growth spurts, and in those with significant weight fluctuations. These individuals often ask Dr. Adam Maddox for advice on how to remove stretch mark scars without surgery.

What are stretch marks?

The clinical name for stretch marks is striae – a form of scarring. The dermis is the middle layer of skin that provides elasticity and structure. Stretch marks form when the dermis is stretched more quickly than it can adapt. Connective fibers under the surface tear, disrupting normal collagen production and triggering scarring. Stretch marks may initially be reddish or brown; usually becoming glossy white.

Nonsurgical stretch mark remediation

Drugstores offer a multitude of preparations and gadgets claiming to fade stretch marks. However, until recently the only proved medical method of removing these scars was surgical. During a tummy tuck procedure, stretch-marked flesh of the lower abdomen was excised. No permanent removal option existed for other areas of the body.

With a full suite of FDA-cleared laser equipment, Thrive effectively answers the question of how to remove stretch mark scars without surgery. Short pulses of concentrated light are directed into skin layers surrounding stretch marks. Treatment triggers the body’s natural healing process, replacing damaged tissue with fresh collagen and elastin. Laser therapy is well-tolerated, and a session takes an hour or less. Three to five laser treatments are usually needed for optimal improvement.

Benefits of laser removal include:

  • More even skin tone.
  • Smoother texture.
  • No anesthetic, needles, cutting, or sutures.
  • Minimal downtime.

Laser removal of stretch marks is safe, and has a high patient satisfaction rate. Call Thrive at (503) 928-6505 for a consultation.

 

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

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