Treatment for stretch marks is one of the most common reasons to visit a cosmetic professional. Although stretch marks are not dangerous, they are often considered unattractive and unwanted by the patient. Fortunately, there are a variety of techniques and treatments for stretch mark removal, and they’re readily available right here at Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre.
What are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are bands of skin tissue that may appear or feel different than the surrounding skin. The area can have a different color or be raised up from neighboring skin tissue. The most common cause of stretch marks is pregnancy or weight fluctuations. Pregnancy leads to a larger abdomen to accommodate the size of the growing baby, while weight fluctuations can have the same effect, resulting in a stretched skin appearance.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Many patients choose to have a laser skin resurfacing treatment when seeking stretch mark removal at our office. This stretch mark removal treatment offers numerous advantages over other types of procedures. For one thing, laser techniques do not require incisions, so you should experience little to no complications.
Since using lasers allows us to hone in on only unwanted skin tissue, the surrounding tissue is left intact. Since less skin needs healing post-treatment, your downtime will be significantly less than if you would have had a surgical procedure to repair your stretch marks. This allows you to resume your daily activities quickly after your stretch mark removal treatment.
Dermal Filler Treatment
Another common stretch mark removal treatment is a minimally-invasive one involving the use of strategically placed dermal filler injections. This technique is also non-surgical in nature and requires little to no downtime. It is performed in the comfort of our office at Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre.