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Stretch Marks

Stretch marks develop after your skin’s stretched out over a relatively short period, like puberty growth spurts, pregnancy, or rapid weight changes.

If you’re embarrassed to reveal your legs, arms, belly, or other parts of your body because of stretch marks, Belle Aesthetics in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, also serving York, PA (17402) can help.

Stretch mark removal with the high-tech Cynosure® Icon™ laser can leave your skin touchably smooth and tight again.

Book your appointment online or by phone today.

Stretch Marks Q&A

What causes stretch marks?

Too-fast skin stretching leads to stretch marks. When your skin goes through sudden extreme stretching, the underlying support substances, collagen and elastin, break down. Your skin heals itself, but stretch marks can form in the places where you lost collagen and elastin.

Several things can cause stretch marks, with the most common including:

  • Pregnancy

  • Growth spurts during puberty

  • Sudden weight changes

  • Rapid muscle growth

  • Extended topical corticosteroid use

If you suffer from a condition in which your skin grows stretched because of weight gain or unusual growth, such as Cushing’s disease or Marfan syndrome, you can develop stretch marks. Regardless of the cause, there’s a safe and reliable way to reclaim smooth skin: the Cynosure Icon laser.

How does laser stretch mark removal restore my skin?

The Icon laser breaks down the discolored and uneven stretch mark tissue, while stimulating the development of fresh collagen and elastin in the skin’s underlayers for support.

Over time, your body processes and eliminates the old stretch mark tissue and replaces it with smooth and firm skin. The Icon laser doesn’t damage your healthy skin because your Belle Aesthetics specialist precisely targets only the stretch mark tissue.

What does laser stretch mark removal feel like?

Icon laser stretch mark removal is comfortable because of the Advanced Contact Cooling™ system. This proprietary technology, contained in the treatment applicator’s unique sapphire tip, chills your skin immediately after laser pulses to negate any minor discomfort from the heat. You might feel minor snapping throughout the treatment, but it’s not painful.

How many stretch mark removal sessions do I need?

It can vary depending on the intensity and number of stretch marks. On average, most patients need 4-8 treatments for stretch mark removal. Your Belle Aesthetics care provider customizes a stretch mark removal plan for your needs.

After each treatment, you’ll enjoy continued improvement in both the tone and texture of your stretch marks until your skin is restored to its ideal appearance.

If your stretch marks make you feel too self-conscious to wear a bathing suit, shorts, or sundress, expand your wardrobe options and self confidence with laser stretch mark removal at Belle Aesthetics. Use the online scheduler or call the office now.

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