Essential Things to Know About Stretch Mark Removal

By July 25, 2016Stretch Marks

Whether you’ve recently had a baby, or you’ve lost a significant amount of weight fairly quickly, you likely have some stretch marks that you’d like to see disappear. You’re definitely not alone – millions of people get stretch marks from weight loss, weight gain, and other factors that stretch the skin too quickly for it to adjust. If you’re interested in stretch mark removal so that you can see your smooth, beautiful skin again, there are a few things that you need to know first.

What Are Stretch Marks?

First, what exactly are stretch marks? You already know that they occur most often due to fluctuations in weight, but why do they show up and why don’t they disappear over time? Essentially, stretch marks are scars. When the skin is stretched too quickly, small tears will occur in the tissue, which will cause red and purple stretch marks to appear. If these stretch marks go untreated, they will eventually turn into white scar tissue.

Stretch Mark Removal

Stretch Mark Removal

How Does Stretch Mark Removal Work?

Stretch mark removal works in a couple of different ways. For newer stretch marks, a process of softening the skin and giving it the vitamins and nutrients it needs to retain its elasticity can work very well. This kind of treatment is especially effective when your stretch marks have not yet formed scar tissue as it is designed to heal the torn fibers in your skin while promoting blood flow to the skin and improving elasticity.

If you have older stretch marks that have turned white, you may be a good candidate for skin resurfacing. If the stretch marks are faint and light, microdermabrasion may be a good treatment. In this procedure, a skilled aesthetician will spray a fine mist of tiny abrasive particles over the affected area, causing a buffing effect. Another good option could also be a chemical peel, in which enzymes and vitamins are applied to the skin and will work to eat away dead skin cells and the top layers of scar tissue to leave behind youthful, smooth skin.

Even the most severe stretch marks can be removed, thanks to laser technology. With laser skin resurfacing, we can use a specifically focused laser to burn away the top layers of dead and damaged skin cells. Multiple sessions may be necessary to get the desired effect, but once the procedure is done, you’ll be amazed by the results.

Without proper treatment, stretch marks are permanent, but you do not have to live the rest of your life with them. Whether you’ve just recently gained some reddish or purple stretch marks or you want to get rid of stretch marks that appeared years ago, Juvia Med Spa has a solution for you.

Are you ready to feel confident in your smooth, gorgeous skin again? Contact us today at 817-427-3700 to book your free consultation and find out which stretch mark removal treatment is right for you.