At Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness of NYC we use the best stretch mark removal laser technology available on the market. It’s used to remove old and new as well as different color stretch marks. Our practice provides individualized approach and utilizes different lasers such as Fractional Laser, KTP laser and pulsed dye laser as needed depending on the type of stretch mark treated.
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks – called striae distensae are discolored scars that could form on the stretched skin over different parts of the body. They are formed in the dermis – the middle layer of the skin responsible for maintaining elasticity and shape; and might appear as wavy red, silvery or white in color.
Stretch marks are generally caused by:
- Rapid stretching of the skin such as during pregnancy
- Rapid weight loss or gain and due to hormonal fluctuations
Certain medications such as steroids could also cause stretch mark by breaking down connective tissues in the dermis and disrupting collagen production. The scars that develop are usually permanent in nature and do not disappear on their own without treatment. The most common sites for the stretch marks are:
- Abdominal area
- Lower back
There are multiple treatment options available to decrease the appearance of stretch marks.
What Is Laser Stretch Marks Removal Treatment?
Laser treatment is considered a safe and effective treatment option for stretch marks on any body part including the breasts. Our practice provides individualized approach and utilizes different lasers such as:
- Fractional Laser
- KTP laser
- pulsed dye laser
As needed depending on the type of stretch mark treated. For patients with the red and purple colored stretch marks we might provide treatments with pulsed dye or KTP, for silvery and white colored stretch marks Fraxel laser would be the best choice.
KTP and pulsed dye lasers target damaged blood vessels surrounding stretch marks and decrease redness. Fraxel laser treatment uses a focused beam of light from the laser equipment to penetrate the skin and cause coagulation of underlying tissue.
It stimulates biologic changes in the tissues, and helps to form new collagen and elastic fibers. After several treatments the skin tightens and heals itself revealing smother and healthier skin.
What Do the Treatments Feel Like?
Laser treatments are usually painless or you might feel a warm sensation and a mild sting as snapping of the rubber band. If you are concerned with the discomfort during laser treatments, please let us know we may administer a topical or local anesthesia to alleviate your pain and discomfort.
Is Laser Stretch Mark Treatment Safe For Me?
There are certain contraindications for laser stretch marks removal that you should be aware of, you need to make sure you notify your technician if you have them.
This procedure is contraindicated if you are taking medications that cause photosensitivity, such as certain antibiotics, have a medical condition causing you to be more photosensitive, viral or bacterial infections, or are pregnant. Laser stretch marks removal should not be performed if you have the following medical conditions:
- Cellulitis (MRSA)
- Poorly controlled Diabetes Mellitus
- Bleeding disorders
- History of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
- Collagen Vascular Diseases
- Multiple Sclerosis
What Happens After The Treatment?
Immediately after the laser stretch marks removal, the treated area might appear red and swollen. This is an expected outcome and will fade away and heal in several days.
There is no downtime after the treatment and you may return to your normal activities right away. We recommend the use of sunscreen and no sun tanning to treatment area for 3-4 week after the treatment.
Laser stretch marks removal is an ongoing process and might require 4–6 session to be successful, so be patient. Laser stretch marks removal offers permanent results, however new stretch marks might develop if you gain and loose weight rapidly or become pregnant.
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Dr. Fazylova and Staff at Radiance Aesthetic & Wellness strive to provide a holistic and individualized care to help you on your journey to a better health and vibrant appearance.
Do you have questions? To receive more information and to learn if you are a candidate for a Laser Stretch Mark Removal Treatment, please contact Radiance Aesthetic & Wellness. like to schedule an appointment with the top Laser Stretch Mark Removal specialist in Midtown NYC, Dr. Natalya Fazylova, please call our office.
Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness
Aesthetic, Integrative Health & Functional Medicine Specialist
635 Madison Ave #407
New York, NY 10022