For many people, their stretch marks are something to wear with pride. They’re representative of so much of life’s interesting journeys. From growing up to pregnancy and weight loss, stretch marks tell the story about how you’ve lived your life.
However, it’s tough to keep that in mind when your stretch marks are visible in a bathing suit or when they make you feel self-conscious to remove your clothing.
If the above sounds familiar to you, it’s time to discover how surgery laser treatments can correct stretch marks at Illuminate Plastic Surgery in Palo Alto, CA.
Our plastic surgery practice uses the Cynosure 1540 laser to treat and minimize the appearance of stretch marks on the skin.* This treatment works because it approaches stretch marks for what they are – scarring that occurs due to rapid growth and/or hormonal fluctuations. In order to reduce the appearance of these scars, cellular turnover has to be encouraged.
That’s precisely what the Cynosure 1540 laser does.* During this non-invasive treatment, the laser penetrates the deepest layers of the skin to stimulate collagen growth. As collagen production increased, cellular turnover is heightened, which leads to faster skin renewal. Over a period of a few months and with several laser treatments, the skin has healed itself, leading to a visible reduction in the appearance of stretch marks.*
The Cynosure 1540 laser can also be used to treat a variety of aesthetic issues that benefit from cellular turnover, including acne marks, wrinkles, brown spots, uneven skin tones, surgical scars, and more.*
Patients should expect to experience mild to moderate redness and swelling for the first few days after the treatment. Since treatments are designed to be gentler than ablative lasers, patients will need several sessions of Cynosure 1540 treatments to see ideal results.
Ready to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on your thighs, stomach, and buttocks?* Clients in Palo Alto, CA, can contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery for more information on stretch mark treatments, as well as what to expect from the Cynosure 1540 laser procedure. Call 650-433-8621 today to set up a consultation with Dr. David Boudreault.