If you feel embarrassed by stretch marks on your body that appeared after pregnancy or a change in your weight, Denise Tittle, DO, and the team of aesthetics professionals at Best Care Clinic in Clarksville, Tennessee, can help by using the advanced technology of the Icon™ laser system by Cynosure®. This nonsurgical procedure can visibly reduce the appearance of your stretch marks, making skin texture smoother and skin color more even. To learn more about affordable laser stretch-mark treatments at Best Care Clinic, book your consultation today.
Stretch marks most often appear when body size changes rapidly. It’s not entirely clear why some people are more prone to stretch marks than others, but the amount of collagen and elastin present in your own skin is likely a factor; collagen and elastin are proteins that give your skin its strength and elasticity.
Stretch marks don’t all look the same, and you may have stretch marks that appear very different from one another in different areas of your own body. Stretch marks often appear as parallel streaks or lines whose color is lighter than your normal skin tone; they may also be red, pink, purple, blue, or black and have a shiny, metallic appearance.
The Icon tool uses a 1540 fractional laser to target the deep layers of the skin. The concentrated laser light energy breaks up the tissue and pigment inside of your stretch marks so that your body can remove those cells through its natural healing process. Laser therapy also triggers the production of collagen and elastin within your skin, resulting in the regrowth of healthy skin tissue that is smoother and matches the regular color of your skin.
The most common areas that the skilled specialists at Best Care Clinic treat include:
The Icon is FDA-approved to treat stretch marks anywhere on the body. Some areas may require extra treatments for optimal results.
A series of 4-8 sessions is recommended for optimal results. Your provider will design a custom treatment plan that ensures you will see a dramatic improvement in your skin at the end of your series.
Because the Icon laser is noninvasive and nonablative, you don’t have to worry about the risks associated with more invasive procedures, such as infection. There is no downtime required, and you can return to normal activities immediately following your treatment.
The procedure usually only takes about 30 minutes; it isn’t painful, and most people don’t experience much discomfort. You may have some mild redness or swelling in the treated area, but this typically goes away in 24-48 hours.
To learn more, book your consultation at Best Care Clinic today.