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Stretch marks are extremely common and they affect between 50% and 90% of women of all ages. While it is important to learn how to love your body with its flaws and characteristics, stretch marks can end up casting a shadow over your natural beauty and giving you an older look. In turn, all this can affect our self-esteem and make us feel less confident than we’d like.
Luckily, there is a lot that you can do to improve the appearance of these scars and regain confidence in your appearance. With a laser stretch mark removal treatment from Azia Medical Spa, you can flaunt your flanks both this summer and for summers to come. Learn all about stretch mark removal below.
Stretch Mark: An Overview
Stretch marks – also known as striae – are extremely common and can affect people of all ages. Undoubtedly, they can obscure your physical appearance and cause you to feel self-conscious – but the good news is that they aren’t dangerous!
Our skin is incredibly stretchy and elastic, a property that naturally supports weight loss and gain, growth, and body changes related to childbearing. However, when these changes happen too fast, they can overstretch the skin, thus disrupting the production of collagen.
Common causes of stretch marks include:
- Puberty and growth spurts
- Drastic and rapid weight loss or gain
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Rapid muscle growth resulting from weight training
Stretch marks commonly appear on the abdomen, hips, buttocks, breasts, or lower back (more common in young adults).
Stretch Mark Laser Removal Treatments: What To Expect
Once stretch marks appear, they won’t entirely disappear on their own. However, it is important to understand their lifecycle. When you first notice stretch marks, they usually appear rosy, red, purple, or dark brown. They might also be raised or itchy. This time – before they become silvery and less visible – is the best time to treat them!
Indeed, once a stretch mark loses its color, it becomes a lot harder to remove. But, when performed promptly, laser stretch mark removal treatments can be extremely effective.
Laser resurfacing works by delivering light beams to the skin, thus damaging it. In turn, this triggers the natural healing response of the skin, which involves collagen production and new skin growth. The new skin will be younger, smoother, healthier, and more elastic, thus reducing the visibility of stretch marks. There are two types of laser stretch mark removal methods:
- Ablative lasers aim to destroy the outer layers of the skin and prompt its regeneration
- Non-ablative lasers don’t destroy the skin but promote collagen production by targeting the skin’s inner layers
Benefits of Azia Laser Stretch Marks Removal Treatments
At Azia Medical Spa, we strive to provide effective and tailored laser stretch mark removal treatments whenever you need them the most.
However, the best time of the year to book your first appointment is spring! Indeed, with the damaging heat of summer still far away, you have plenty of time to achieve your desired results before showing off your new skin at the beach!
Some of the benefits of investing in laser stretch mark removal treatments this spring include:
- Can last for years with the proper skincare
- The number of treatments vary, but some stretch marks only require a single treatment to disappear
- Painless procedure that don’t require any surgeries
- The results are noticeable and they continue to improve for weeks after your laser session
- Come with minimal downtime
The expert team at Azia Medical Spa can help you understand what to expect from your laser stretch mark removal treatment.