YOUR GUIDE TO LASER TREATMENT FOR STRETCH MARKS
Various treatments can be done through Laser Treatments Toronto. Lasers target all kinds of problem areas in the body and help you reduce stubborn fat or reduce the visibility of scarring or acne. Laser treatment is also done to remove tattoos or target veins and moles. It is a versatile form of treatment. Laser treatment is a great way to treat stubborn fat, tightening the skin, lessening the appearance of cellulite, and even stretch marks.
Weight gain, weight loss, and childbirth can cause the skin to stretch, which causes the appearance of stretch marks. You might try various home remedies and creams to lighten their appearance. However, not every method might be helpful. But if you want to bid farewell to the stretch marks, you should opt for a laser treatment, and here is how it can be helpful.
How does the laser treatment work treat the stretch marks?
Fotona laser is used specifically to treat the stretch marks which appear on the body. For this treatment, the laser is set at various settings to help begin the reproduction of skin cells. This helps to remodel the skin, which is a great way to treat the stretch marks, whether on your thighs or stomach. The treatment for stretch marks involves using the laser in three different settings. These three settings are as follows:
- Smooth Mode: This is the first step during which the production of collagen is stimulated, and the process of skin modeling and tightening is initiated.
- Fractionated Laser: in this step, the laser’s heat is delivered directly to the stretch mark tissue. This causes a fractionated dermal injury which helps to break down the tissue from the inside out. After this, the treated skin tissues begin to remodel themselves and start to smoothen out over the next weeks.
- Skin Tightening: In the last step of the treatment, the focus is on the entire surface of the treated area. A thermal laser is used, which helps to increase collagen and elastin production. This process is called neocollagenesis, which means new collagen synthesis. This also helps to reduce the laxity of the skin and will make it tighter.
How long does the treatment last?
The length of the treatment varies about the needs of the patient. Mostly a patient would need about six treatment settings. You would need to undergo a treatment every 2 to 3 weeks until it is completed. Hence, multiple sessions are required to treat stretch marks effectively.
Can this treatment be used for other causes?
Apart from treating stretch marks, laser treatment can also be used for acne scars on the back and shoulders. You can also treat other kinds of body scars. Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) can improve the surface area of any skin problem while reducing the visibility of the scars and smoothening out the skin. If the acne scars are deep, then a more penetrating treatment is undertaken to reduce the visibility of the scars.