Are you embarassed by your stretch marks and want to know how to remove them? Check out below the most commonly asked questions and answers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are a streak-like scar that forms when you experience rapid body growth. This causes your skin to stretch quickly and as a result, the collagen and elastin which provide support to your skin rupture.
How are stretch marks formed?
Stretch marks commonly develop in women during pregnancy due to the extensive stretching that occurs in your skin as your body grows to accommodate the baby. In addition, elevated hormone levels during pregnancy weaken the fibers in your skin, making stretch marks even more prominent.
Do stretch marks go away on their own?
Stretch marks are not likely to go away on their own. However, there are ways that you can lessen their appearance.
Will losing weight make my stretch marks go away?
Losing weight and exercise will not make stretch marks go away. Stretchmarks are comparable to scars, but in the middle layer of your skin. Only through stretch mark removal treatments can create noticeable change in appearance.
What treatments are available to remove stretch marks?
At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we offer the latest and most advanced stretch mark treatment options: SmartXide DOT CO2 Laser, Morpeus8 and the Pulsed Dye Laser.
SmartXide DOT CO2 Laser
CO2 lasers deliver exceptional skin resurfacing results, and they are very effective at improving the appearance of stretch marks. The SmartXide DOT CO2 laser will remove tiny amounts of damaged skin throughout the treatment region. This will stimulate the production of collagen and provide skin tightening benefits.
The DOT technology is highly precise, and the skin surrounding the treatment area won’t be impacted. This ensures a rapid recovery. In addition, our dermatologists can customize the pattern of the dots and the intensity of the treatment based on the severity of your stretch marks.
After you heal, your skin will have a more even tone and texture, providing a more uniform appearance.
Microneedling is an effective way to improve the appearance of stretch marks. We use the Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling device, which creates tiny injuries in the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. The radiofrequency heat generated during your treatment will also deliver skin tightening benefits.
Pulsed Dye Laser
In situations where your stretch marks are a red color, pulsed dye laser treatment may provide an effective solution. This laser is frequently used to fade red skin discoloration.
During your treatment, the laser energy will heat red blood vessels contained in your stretch marks, causing them to break apart and be absorbed by your body’s natural processes. This will restore your natural skin tone. The precision of the Cynergy595 pulsed dye laser ensures that the skin surrounding the treatment area is unharmed.