Laser stretch mark removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses lasers to remove stretch marks from the skin. The laser is able to penetrate the skin, reaching its underlying support structure without causing injury or pain. The laser’s waves stimulate the underlying support structure and jumpstart the body’s natural healing process. Once the process is initiated via laser, the body produces new skin cells to replace the skin that has stretch marks on it. The new, healthy skin matches the surrounding skin’s pigmentation, and has the proper amount of elastin and collagen.
Stretch marks appear when the skin’s dermal layer, which is its middle layer, is stretched too far. The dermal layer tears, which lets the deeper layers of skin show. In children, the stretching of the dermal layer may be caused by sudden weight gain or growth. In adults, the stretching is most often caused by quick weight gain, which may be a result of lifestyle changes, pregnancy, medication, or another cause.
People who have stretch marks they’d like removed should seek out a licensed aesthetician near them. Aestheticians are trained in many cosmetic procedures, including laser stretch mark removal treatments. People may also want to ask about the laser treatment system that an aesthetician uses and what experience they have with that particular system. There are several different companies that offer laser systems that can be used for removing stretch marks. One of the leading ones is Cynosure®.
Anyone who has stretch marks might be a good candidate for laser stretch mark removal. An aesthetician can help a patient decide whether the treatment is right for them during an in-person consultation.