Treatment of Stretch Marks in San Diego
Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the elastic middle layer of skin that allows it to retain its shape. When constantly stretched, the dermis can break down leaving behind stretch marks.
If your skin has been stretched by pregnancy, weight gain or loss, your skin may not be able to bounce back. Stretch marks, or striae, are a form of scarring that may appear. Stretch marks often start off as reddish or purplish in color and then become glossy skin that appears streaked in silver or white.
At FACESplus in San Diego, we know that stretch marks can be embarrassing or negatively affect your self-confidence. Please feel free to click on any of the treatments that interest you for additional information.
Fraxel re:store – Treatment of White Stretch Marks
Fraxel re:store treatments are FDA-approved to safely and gently reduce the appearance of moderate to severe white stretch marks. Unlike traditional treatments like stretch mark creams and gels, Fraxel re:store stimulates new collagen growth to fill the stretch mark from the bottom up. As the new collagen thickens and plumps the skin, it fills in the stretch mark from below. In this way, Fraxel re:store improves the elasticity, texture and tone of your damaged skin. The downtime from a Fraxel re:store session is minimal, usually only a day or two. Fraxel re:store stimulates new cell growth while addressing scarred areas and leaving healthy skin intact.
Laser Genesis – Treatment of Red Stretch Marks
Laser Genesis is a safe, discrete and effective treatment for red stretch marks. Laser Genesis heats the upper dermis well below the surface of your skin, stimulating the regrowth of collagen. Results tend to be subtle yet consistent after each treatment. Four or five treatments are usually enough to give you clearer, smoother skin. After Laser Genesis treatment, there are no embarrassing or painful side effects, such as skin irritation or bruising. Treatments are so gentle, they can be performed without topical gels or anesthetics.