Transforming Skin With Laser Treatments

The development of "pulsed" lasers addressed the concern of scarring. Meanwhile, stretch marks, a prevalent condition that affects both genders, can cause self-consciousness despite being painless. However, laser therapy has emerged as a promising treatment option for reducing the appearance of stretch marks, providing excellent results.

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Birthmarks, Hemangiomas, and Stretch Marks

Birthmarks and hemangiomas develop when blood vessels form in the skin, appearing as red, purple, or blue marks or growths anywhere on the body. Although most birthmarks are harmless, they can cause cosmetic concerns for many individuals. Additionally, growths near sensitive areas such as the eyes may pose problems.

Stretch marks occur when the skin is rapidly stretched over a short period, often during pregnancy or rapid weight gain. The stretched skin layers tear and are replaced by scar tissue, which typically appears as light pink or purplish threads on the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, breasts, and hips. Although they do not pose a health hazard, stretch marks can be a cosmetic issue for many people.

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Birthmark, Hemangioma, and Stretch Mark Laser Treatments

Laser treatments effectively solve birthmarks, hemangiomas, and stretch marks. Pulsed dye lasers are commonly used to treat hemangiomas and birthmarks by targeting the abnormal blood vessels and causing them to collapse, resulting in a significant improvement in the appearance of the skin. They can also treat conditions like spider veins, acne scars, and port-wine stains. During the treatment, pulsed dye lasers emit a focused beam of light that is absorbed by the blood vessels, converting the light into heat that damages the walls of the vessels. The treated area will appear lighter in color while the surrounding tissue remains unharmed. Laser therapy also stimulates collagen production, improving the stretch marks appearance.

Our center uses the Cynergy Pulsed dye laser and Fraxel Re:store resurfacing laser to treat stretch marks. Both of these advanced laser systems work to induce collagen remodeling under the skin, resulting in fading of color and blending of the texture of the stretch mark. The procedure is minimally uncomfortable, and most people do not require any downtime. Fraxel Re:store is a laser treatment that uses a fractional 1550 nm wavelength to target damaged skin cells deep within the dermis. This non-ablative laser technology preserves healthy tissue while stimulating the body's natural collagen production process. As collagen production increases, stretch marks become less visible over time.

On the other hand, Fraxel CO2 Re:pair is a more aggressive treatment using a fractional 10600 nm wavelength. This ablative laser targets the top layer of skin, vaporizing damaged cells and stimulating collagen production. The results are immediate, but this procedure has more downtime.

For a significant improvement in the appearance of your stretch marks, options such as Fraxel Re:store, Fraxel CO2 Re:pair, and Vascular Specific Laser Treatment are available. However, consulting with one of our board-certified doctors is crucial to determine which procedure suits your specific needs.

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Why Choose The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center?

At the Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center, our utmost priority is to help our patients feel and look their best. We offer a comprehensive range of treatments for birthmarks and hemangiomas, and our highly trained doctors continuously seek ways to enhance our patients' outcomes. With our cutting-edge technology and an extensive selection of laser and light treatment devices, we can resolve issues faster than other med spas or plastic surgery centers. The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center is your best choice for optimal treatment outcomes. 

We take pride in providing world-class patient care that is warm and personalized. Our team of experts creates individualized care plans tailored to your specific needs and desired results. Our state-of-the-art technology allows us to offer various treatment options, and our expertise guarantees the most transformative outcomes possible. Whether you are dealing with problematic vein, aesthetic, or skin conditions, we are committed to helping you. To learn more about how we can assist you, contact us today.

Birthmarks and Stretch Marks FAQ

Do all types of stretch marks respond to laser treatment?

How long do treatments last?

How many treatments will I need?

Are pulsed dye lasers safe for my skin?

Do all types of stretch marks respond to laser treatment?

The younger stretch marks respond best to laser treatment; however, we have had significant fading in some patients with mature stretch marks.

How long do treatments last?

Treatments can last anywhere from ten minutes to an hour, depending on the severity of the stretch marks and the affected skin area. Most pulsed dye laser treatments take less than 30 minutes to complete.

How many treatments will I need?

You can expect to return for a series of treatments; two to six sessions may be required.

Are pulsed dye lasers safe for my skin?

Pulsed dye lasers are generally considered to be safe for all skin types.

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