Cary Laser Aesthetics
Vijaya Polavaram, MD
Medical Aesthetic Specialist & Internist located in Cary, NC
Stretch marks can happen with pregnancy and non-pregnancy weight fluctuations, and they can really take a toll on your self-confidence. If you’ve tried the creams, lotions, and other remedies, but found them less-than-successful, it may be time to try something new: laser stretch mark reduction at Cary Laser Aesthetics in Cary, North Carolina. Vijaya Polavaram, MD uses the Cynosure Icon™ system at Cary Laser Aesthetics because it’s effective, fast, and noninvasive. Book your appointment using the online tool or by phone now.
Stretch Marks Q & A
Why do stretch marks develop?
Stretch marks, as the name may imply, develop when your skin gets stretched out. Your skin has natural elastin to help it regain its shape when stretched. But, repeated or prolonged stretching, like that which comes with weight gain, puts pressure on the elastin.
With a rubber band, continued stretching eventually leaves it permanently stretched. Your skin is much the same: Though it can bounce back for a while, it will eventually show the strain in the form of stretch marks.
How does stretch mark reduction work?
Icon stretch mark treatment at Cary Laser Aesthetics uses state-of-the-art laser technology to individually target stretch marks. The laser energy dissipates the discoloration characteristic of most stretch marks.
Then, the laser energy triggers your body’s innate healing process, which includes new collagen and elastin. The new collagen and elastin smooth out your skin at the surface level to greatly diminish or even blend away the stretch marks. You’ll enjoy firmer and tighter skin in the treatment areas, as well.
How long does my stretch mark treatment take?
Usually, your appointments at Cary Laser Aesthetics take around 30 minutes to an hour. The exact appointment duration varies depending on how many stretch marks you have and the size of the treatment area.
How many stretch mark treatment sessions do I need?
The number of treatment sessions needed to reduce or eliminate stretch marks varies by patient, but it generally requires between four and eight total sessions. Your sessions happen at least one month apart, which allows you and Dr. Polavaram to assess results as you go. Dr. Polavaram will work with you to find the right treatment plan so you can get the results you want.
What can I expect after stretch mark reduction treatment?
After your treatment sessions, you may have mild redness and swelling around your treated stretch marks. This isn’t generally painful and will usually abate within a day or two.
You may notice a lightening of the stretch mark pigment almost right away, with gradual improvement over coming weeks. After a few sessions, you’ll notice that the stretch marks look less prominent. After you complete all of your treatment sessions, you can expect a dramatic reduction in the appearance of your stretch marks.
Still suffering from stretch marks? Use the online appointment maker, or call Cary Laser Aesthetics for your stretch mark treatment now.