Stretch marks can cause a great deal of distress, regardless of their location on the body. These marks are often considered a side effect of pregnancy. It is possible, however, for a man to develop stretch marks, as well. The condition can develop when skin stretches too quickly because of weight gain or a growth spurt. Regardless of the cause of stretch marks, your skin can return to a supple, beautiful state with laser stretch mark removal treatment from your Birmingham dermatologists. Board certified dermatologists Dr. Corey Hartman and Dr. Rayna Dyck have maintained a high level of commitment to their patients since the very beginning of their careers. At the Skin Wellness Center of Alabama, the diverse needs of patients are effectively met. For stretch marks, Fraxel® DUAL may be the recommended treatment.This effective laser treatment is based on fractionated laser, which is a skin resurfacing treatment. It is safe and effective for various skin conditions and all skin colors and types. Fraxel® is, best of all, a treatment that can be customized to each individual patient.Stretch marks may appear on any part of the body, and Fraxel® is effective on them all. Common treatment areas include:
To begin the process of stretch mark removal, Dr. Hartman and Dr. Dyck perform a thorough consultation and examination in which the patient is able to discuss his or her concerns. Details of treatment are covered, and sessions planned. During the consultation, we may estimate the number of treatments that will be needed to achieve the desired result. This will depend on the severity of stretch marks and the patient’s skin type. The number of treatments may be adjusted, however, once we see how the patient responds to Fraxel® laser technology. Typically, results are achieved within five sessions. Fractionated laser treatments can have a reputation for discomfort. We have mastered the art of application in our office, coupling laser energy with a cooling device for enhanced comfort. With the Zimmer Cooling Device, many of our patients complete treatment without local anesthetic, though this remains an option when needed. Fractionated laser treatments are designed to improve the look of the skin naturally. This is done by encouraging the production of collagen in skin cells. Collagen is necessary for the healing of wounds on the skin, and for the elimination of stretch marks. Because improvement comes from the inside out, results become progressively more visible in the weeks that follow treatment. With every subsequent treatment, results are enhanced. You do not have to go through life hiding stretch marks. Contact Skin Wellness Center of Alabama for your consultation with our experienced team.