STRETCH MARK REMOVAL IN MELBOURNE, FL
Stretch marks don’t have to be a life sentence; they may be easily treated. At Essentials Medispa & Salon in Melbourne, led by board-certified physician Michael Lesser, MD, we provide laser stretch mark removal for residents of Orlando and nearby communities in Central Florida.
Why Do People Get Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks can occur in anyone, and are often associated with pregnancy and weight fluctuations. Certain individuals are more likely to develop stretch marks due to genetic factors. You may see many creams and lotions on the market advertising their ability to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by gradually fading the color of the mark. The truth is, the only way to effectively and dramatically reduce the appearance of stretch marks is through laser stretch mark removal.
How Does Stretch Mark Removal Work?
Our treatments are all highly personalized to each individual, and your particular stretch mark removal treatment will depend on the severity and coloration of your stretch marks. We also take into consideration other factors such as your age, skin tone, and the overall condition of your skin.
At Essentials Medispa & Salon, we use the Icon™ laser from CynoSure® for laser stretch mark removal. This device combines the latest advancements in IPL (Intense Pulsating Light) technology with the fine, precise results delivered by fraxel laser technology, making it versatile enough to treat a wide variety of skin types and skin conditions.
The procedure typically takes about an hour to perform, and you will be provided a protective eye covering during this time. After thorough cleansing of the skin we will apply a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort during the procedure. The treatment is performed using a handheld laser device that delivers intense pulsating light beams. The laser gently lifts away the outermost layer of skin, also removing surface imperfections such as stretch marks, and reveals a fresh, new layer of healthy skin cells.
What Kind of Results Does Stretch Mark Removal Provide?
Laser stretch mark removal is especially successful in treating brightly colored stretch marks by reducing the intensity of their color significantly. It is also effective at reducing inflammation in the area, and triggering the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin to improve its overall tone and texture. While laser stretch mark removal may not eliminate every trace of each stretch mark, it will significantly reduce their appearance enough to produce marked improvements.
Does Stretch Mark Removal Hurt?
The procedure is not normally described as painful, and most patients may safely resume normal indoor activity immediately after treatment. The treatment produces an effect similar to sunburn, with redness, soreness, and swelling. The skin may crust and peel, and this may last for a period of five to ten days.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
In order to obtain the best results and protect your skin’s health, laser stretch mark removal is performed as a gentle, gradual process over a series of treatments. The number of treatment sessions will be determined by the size and intensity of your stretch marks, your skin type, and your aesthetic goals. After a few sessions, you will see a significant reduction in the appearance of stretch marks, and a general improvement of the skin in the treatment area.
Laser stretch mark removal treatments are performed by skin care specialists under the direction of board-certified physician Michael Lesser, MD, at Essentials Medispa & Salon in Melbourne, for patients in Orlando and the Central Florida area. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!