Stretch marks are equally unacceptable for men as for women. Since stretch marks are most commonly associated with pregnancy, many may be wondering how on earth these reddish-purple streaks can bother a man. Well, pregnancy is not the only cause of stretch marks. Any internal or external change that causes your skin to stretch beyond its physiological limit can result in formation of stretch marks. Some of the common causes of stretch marks other than pregnancy include:
- Sudden weight fluctuations (both weight gain and loss)
- Topical creams and medication, especially those containing corticosteroid
- Certain heredity disorders, such as Cushing’s syndrome, Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Whatever the reason may be behind a person getting these streaks with an off-color hue, one thing is common that they don’t look aesthetically pleasing. Women always feel shy exposing those parts of their bodies where they have got stretch marks. Luckily, with advancements in aesthetic medicine, today we have a number of cosmetic procedures to help people get rid of these unsightly streaks, regardless of what has caused them or where they have appeared on the body. Almost every stretch marks removal treatment available today is safe, effective and affordable.
Fraxel Laser Treatment for stretch marks is also a safe and effective way to repair affected areas by regenerating natural collagen. Just like fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing, fraxel lasers also works by aiming thousands of small beams of high intensity lasers at the affected areas. These tiny beams cause microscopic wounds at targeted depth to trigger skin cell regeneration. These newly formed cells replace the damaged ones, significantly improving the appearance of stretch marks. The entire process is virtually non-invasive and does not damage the top layers of skin.
Since it does not involve any cuts, incisions or injections, no special pre- or post-procedure care is required. Simply apply the prescribed medications to the treated areas and avoid sun exposure. Furthermore, it does not involve any pain or discomfort. Individuals who have undergone this treatment, have reported the laser beams to cause burning sensations on the treated areas similar to mild snapping of rubber band on the skin. To further minimize the discomfort associated with the treatment, dermatologists perform it after numbing the area using some topical anesthetic.
Laser Skin Care also offers Fraxel Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks. Visit us today or contact us through our free online consultation form.