Men and women can get stretch marks on several parts of their bodies, including the stomach, thighs, hips,breasts, upper arms, and lower back. The marks form in the dermis, the middle layer of skin that allows it to retain its shape. When constantly stretched, the dermis can break down, leaving stretch marks behind.
This kind of scarring happens when skin doesn't bounce back after it's been stretched by growth spurts, pregnancy, weight gain, or extreme weight loss. These marks often begin by looking reddish or purplish and then become glossy, making the skin appear to be streaked in silver or white.
Fractional Laser is primarily designed to remove the external layers of the scar tissue and to leave the scar significantly reduced or sometimes completely removed.
Minute sections of the skin are targeted with laser light, which penetrates into the tissue, causing small columns of thermal damage which in turn stimulates significant collagen renewal. The surrounding nonaffected areas of skin aid the body's natural recovery process, allowing dramatic results without significant downtime.
Treatment is suitable for most people and highly recommended for individuals wanting a more even skin tone, smoother skin texture with improved skin elasticity and improvement to scars (including acne scars) and stretch marks.
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