Reduce The Appearance of Stretch Marks With Icon Laser

Lexington, Kentuck Reduce The Appearance of Stretch Marks With Icon Laser

Do you often hide behind blankets, wraps, and more clothes than you’d like, even during hot months or at the pool? If stretch marks are keeping you from having fun and living your best life, you aren’t alone! These marks, which are actually scars, are typically found on the thighs, stomach, flanks, arms, and buttocks of men and women of all ages and lifestyles.

They naturally occur during periods of rapid weight gain or loss, such as during puberty or pregnancy. These scars develop when the skin stretches or shrinks abruptly, rupturing the collagen and elastin that support it. Stretch marks may vary in color depending on the pigmentation of your skin and may range from light pink to dark brown. Over time, the color tends to fade slightly and become less noticeable unless you run your fingers over the marks. Laser treatments can drastically increase the speed of this fading and rebuild the skin to feel smooth and look intact again.

The most common times patients see stretch marks develop is during:

At Skin MD, we are proud to offer our patients the chance to minimize the appearance of stretch marks using the Icon Laser System. Dr. Samuel Pruden has extensive training and experience using this laser system to safely and effectively treat cosmetic problems such as stretch marks, sun damage, wrinkles, and more. After just a few sessions, you will be ready to get out and be seen without the confidence-shrinking marks that bothered you before.

The Icon Laser System

The Icon Laser System is a cutting-edge device that delivers energy pulses (lasers) to the skin, targeting discoloration and uneven areas. These pulses stimulate collagen and elastin which, over the course of a few treatments, improve the look and smoothness of the skin. Collagen and elastin are produced deep under the skin’s surface and create new skin cells to revitalize and smooth stretch marks.

What to expect

Depending on the severity of your stretch marks, your treatments should only take about 20-30 minutes for each session. During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your stretch marks and the goals you have regarding long-term results, then we’ll develop a treatment plan. Three to five sessions are often recommended to see the best results from your treatment.

The good news is that each session is pretty quick, simple, and relatively free of discomfort! In fact, most patients are able to return to work or other daily tasks immediately after their treatments. You may experience a bit of discomfort during the procedure as well as some swelling and redness after the fact. These typically subside pretty quickly, though.

Are you a candidate?

If you have otherwise healthy, non-irritated skin, you may be a candidate for Icon Laser treatments. Patients with sensitive skin may experience more sensitivity than others, which we will determine during your consultation. We also don’t recommend this treatment to patients who have had gold therapy to treat arthritis. The energy emitted from the laser may cause the skin to become permanently discolored and turn a blue-gray tint.  If your skin is red, flaky, irritated, or dry, we will need to assess the problem areas to see if the treatments would cause further irritation.

Are you ready to stop hiding your stretch marks and start living your best life? Contact us today to book your consultation with Dr. Pruden at our Lexington, Kentucky office.

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