If stretch marks due to childbirth or a recent weight loss are affecting how you feel about your appearance, you may be the ideal candidate for treatment with the advanced Icon™ laser system.
Dr. Fozouni offers this revolutionary treatment to effectively reduce the appearance of stretch marks. The laser system can also address other common skin issues, including:
- Acne scars
- Visible veins
- Skin discoloration
You can enjoy long-term benefits without the need for incisions, surgery, or any recovery downtime.
Why you have stretch marks
Stretch marks are bands of skin lines, often appearing as a different texture than other areas of your skin. These lines may be discolored, ranging from a light gray color to a bright purple shade.
It’s common to feel noticeable indents in the area of stretch skin. You may even experience soreness or itching in these areas.
You develop stretch marks after your skin has been stretched abnormally, such as during weight gain or a pregnancy. As a result, your skin loses its elasticity and smoothness. Your body also increases its production of cortisone, a hormone of the adrenal glands, causing ridges and indents to form.
Some underlying health conditions that affect your adrenal system, such as Cushing’s syndrome, can cause stretch marks when too much cortisone is produced. You may also develop these marks after using corticosteroid products, which limit your skin’s stretching ability.
Many adults may develop stretch marks as the result of quick growth spurts during their teenage years. Though some marks will fade with time, others can still be visible in adulthood.
The effectiveness of the Icon laser on stretch marks
The Icon system uses fractional laser energy to heat the deep layers of your skin. The laser device is applied to areas of stretch marks and loose skin, delivering pulses of energy that trigger your body’s natural healing ability.
In the days and weeks after treatment, new collagen is produced to fills in areas of lost volume, plumping and smoothing your skin for a younger-looking, healthier appearance.
Using the Icon laser, Dr. Fozouni can treat different areas of your skin where stretch marks commonly form, such as your:
- Upper arms
Using the Icon laser doesn’t cause damage to your skin and requires no incisions or other invasive treatments to restore the health of your skin.
A customized treatment plan ensures you achieve the results you want. You may need more than one treatment to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, but the benefits are long-lasting.
Fast treatment, long-term results
The Icon treatments you receive often take less than 30 minutes to complete. Each treatment is performed in a comfortable office environment, and you can relax during the procedure.
The number of treatments you need depends on the location and severity of the stretch marks. For many people, results can be seen after just the first treatment. However, three to five treatments are typical for achieving optimal results.
As collagen continues to develop in the weeks after treatment, you can expect your results to last for years if you maintain a healthy weight and use a good skin care regimen.
If Icon laser treatments sound like your ideal solution for treating unsightly stretch marks, schedule a consultation today online or by phone.