Although stretch marks are extremely common, many people do not like their appearance or how they feel. Having stretch marks can make you shy away from showing off your body and can make you feel self-conscious. For this reason, many consider laser stretch mark treatment to help smooth the skin’s surface. Here is what you should know.
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks appear as pigmented lines on various areas of the body. Though people experience them on their stomachs or hips most often, they can appear on the arms, legs, and face.
This type of skin scarring tends to develop when the skin is overextended. The most common causes of stretch marks are being overweight and pregnancy. Although stretch marks are not typically a health concern, many people find that they do not want them. As a result, they turn to laser stretch mark treatment for removal.
How Laser Stretch Mark Treatment Works
Laser stretch mark treatment involves the use of an infrared laser beam. This beam breaks down the scar tissue in stretch marks while also increasing blood flow to the area. This lessens the appearance of stretch marks, creating a smooth, consistent appearance over time.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
Various factors influence how many sessions you will need for stretch mark removal. This includes:
- Your skin color
- Your skin type
- Number of marks in each treated area
- The severity of the stretch marks
It can take several months for you to see an improvement in the appearance of your stretch marks. In some cases, multiple sessions will be needed to achieve the look you desire. Consulting with a skilled dermatologist can provide you with a better idea of what to expect.
Schedule a Consultation in San Antonio, TX
For more than three decades, Dr. Vivian Bucay at Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics has provided top-quality services to individuals across San Antonio. She has been recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as a Texas Super Doctor every year since 2004, which goes to show her level of professionalism and dedication to helping each of her patients achieve favorable results.
If you are interested in seeing how stretch mark treatment can help you, schedule a courtesy consultation at our La Casita office in San Antonio, TX, by calling 210-692-3000.