Stretch marks can appear for a variety of reasons and can be very hard to treat, but can be treated with laser light. This procedure will improve the overall tone and texture of the marks leaving your skin even and attractive skin without needing downtime or surgical procedures.
How to prepare for my first session?
If you are a laser skin revitalization patient, please be aware of the following:
- Ensure all makeup and lotions are removed before your session.
- Stop unprotected sun exposure, use of tanning beds and tanning creams on the treatment area at least 4 weeks before your appointment.
What to expect?
Sessions typically take less than 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
At the beginning of your procedure, you will be given special glasses which will shield your eyes from any hazardous reflected laser light. To start the treatment, a handpiece will be maneuvered over the treatment area sending energy into your skin. You may feel mild discomfort to no discomfort during the treatment depending on the care option we select.
If needed we will provide you with post-treatment guidelines to manage pain. Redness and/or swelling may occur at the treatment site but it typically goes away by the third day.
How soon will I see results?
You can look forward to the improved tone and texture of your skin in the first 6 weeks of treatment.
How many sessions are recommended?
Most people need 4 to 8 treatment sessions for desired results. Follow-up treatment sessions will be booked 3-6 weeks apart.
Downtime and discomfort?
Redness and swelling of the stretch marks may last a few days, but this is just temporary. Talk with your provider about any other side effects and post-treatment care.
Usually, you can continue your daily activities right after your session.