Are you bothered by stretch marks that have appeared on your body? If yes, so you are not alone. Stretch marks are a very common problem that affects both women and men and they typically reside on hips, stomach, arms, breasts and buttocks. There are many creams, lotions, and products that promise that they will remove stretch marks. But some people feel disappointed when such products don’t offer them satisfying results and that is why they start to think about laser stretch marks removal. If you are one of those people and you think about trying this technique but you want to know more about it, below we discuss the most important facts you should know about laser stretch marks removal.
• Laser stretch mark removal method is a modern technique that makes use of UV or ultraviolet light beams for laser stretch mark removal or elimination. The light is directed to the skin area where the stretch marks developed. A narrow beam of light that transmits through the skin is used to help stimulate the cells in the dermis to produce new tissues. Once the old, stretched skin is removed, new and unmarred skin grows to replace it. In most cases, five or six sessions are needed for the treatment of stretch marks and studies have shown that the appearance of stretch marks continues to improve up to six months after the initial treatment. Different types of skin will require different corresponding laser treatment type.
• Pros of Laser Stretch Mark Removal:
1. Laser is a more effective method when compared to home remedies and commercially manufactured creams, gels, and lotions.
2. This is applicable to all skin types but the degree and duration of treatment vary on the skin type and degree of damage. This makes it suitable for all types of stretch marks.
3. Aside from reducing the visibility of stretch marks, the procedure also firms, tightens and tones the skin.
4. Completion of the treatment is only for a short period compared to natural remedies and use of lotions, gels, and creams.
• Cons of Laser Stretch Mark Removal:
1. Although it is said to be cost-effective, the upfront cost to see a specialist and to undergo the treatment is high.
2. Laser treatment has side effects like skin redness, blisters, and swelling.
3. Laser light beams can only reduce the visibility of stretch marks and never remove them permanently.