Stretch Marks No Longer a Life Sentence: Learn About Our Laser Therapy Solution

Stretch Marks

Life is all about change, not the least of which are the changes in your body’s shape and size. Unfortunately, this constant shifting and reforming can stretch your skin beyond its limits, causing stretch marks to form in areas where you least want them, especially when summer rolls around.

Here at Serene Laser and Skin Care, under the experienced and expert guidance of Dr. Shaheen Mian, we provide laser skin services that tackle everything from aging skin to hair removal. As part of our suite of laser therapies, we offer a great solution for those unsightly stretch marks with our versatile Icon™ Aesthetic System.

So if you feel like certain areas of your body look like they’re locked behind prison bars, take heart, because with our Icon laser, stretch marks are no longer a life sentence.

Keeping it together

Stretch marks are your body’s way of, quite literally, keeping it all together. The average human skin covers a whopping 21-22 square feet, and this large organ keeps you protected from head to toe against everything the world throws at it. To do its job properly, your skin also features the amazing ability to stretch and bounce back, but this attribute can be pushed past its limits.

For example, adolescents who go through quick growth spurts can develop stretch marks as their skin tries to keep up. Women who get pregnant may develop stretch marks around their bellies, which swell in an amazingly short time as a new life forms inside.

As well, if you begin to pack on the pounds quickly, your skin can be stretched too far as it tries to accommodate the new weight.

And if you’ve ever wondered why some people never develop stretch marks, and you do, a lot of it has to do with the amount of cortisone in your body, which is produced by your adrenal glands. If you have too much, it robs your skin of the ability to stretch. Stretch marks can also form if your body doesn’t produce enough collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for the tone and elasticity in your skin.

Starting over

Using our versatile Icon laser system, we can help you fight back against stretch marks. This FDA-approved laser technology delivers pulses of light energy into your tissues, without harming the surface area of your skin. The energy is strong enough to break apart tough adhesions (scar tissue), but gentle enough to spur only a mild healing response in your body. And this distinction is an important one.

When your body senses damage, it sends in resources quickly to protect the area, with little regard as to how your skin will look afterward. This is how you develop scars, which are a result of an excess of collagen. With the Icon laser, we deliver enough heat to wake up your collagen production, but not so much that it responds in excess.

The end result is that new collagen quietly develops and smooths out the surface of your skin.

The Icon laser is also great for getting rid of the discoloration in your stretch marks, since the energy is absorbed by your melanin which breaks apart the pigment.

The process

Most of our clients require a series of treatments with our Icon laser system, which we space out by several weeks to give your body time to rebuild from the inside out. When you come in, we review the areas you want to treat and come up with an appropriate timeline.

Your results will be gradual as you progress through your treatments, with optimal results about 6-12 weeks after your final Icon session. The treatments themselves are noninvasive and there’s no downtime afterward.

If you’d like to break free of the prison of stretch marks, please call our office in Milton, Massachusetts, or use the online booking tool to set up a consultation.

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