Stretch marks and acne scars make otherwise smooth skin look imperfect, so you feel self-conscious. Rid yourself of these blemishes with treatments from Laura Riehm, MD, of Skin Deep Laser MD in Fort Worth, Texas. To learn more about the state-of-the-art laser treatments available to restore smooth skin, call today or book a consultation online.
How are acne scars treated?
Moderate to severe forms of acne can damage your skin. A dimpled, pock-marked complexion may remain even after the active acne is resolved. Fortunately, Dr. Riehm and the team at Skin Deep Laser MD offer solutions to minimize and even eliminate the appearance of acne scars.
Chemical peels remove old skin cells and encourage the regeneration of collagen, a skin-strengthening compound, to fill in mild scarring and pockmarks. Our PicoSure Focus® 755nm or ICON® 1540nm lasers are normally our preferred treatment options to achieve the best results. The laser breaks down existing scar tissue and triggers the production of new skin to replace it. The heat energy also stimulates the creation of more collagen to fill in scar depressions and even out any discoloration caused by the scars.
These treatments help resolve acne scars to enhance your self-esteem, improve your appearance, and boost your skin health. People of all skin types benefit.
Why do I have stretch marks?
Stretch marks occur when your middle layers of skin tear. The purplish-reddish striations that fade to a silvery-white with time are usually caused by rapid growth that can occur:
As a result of adolescent growth
Due to certain medications
Because of rapid muscle growth or weight gain
Stretch marks can appear on the abdomen, arms, thighs, lower back, breasts, and buttocks. Regardless of why they developed or where they are, stretch marks can make you feel self-conscious and less-than-beautiful.
How are stretch marks treated?
While over-the-counter creams and massages promise to eradicate stretch marks, these strategies are rarely successful. PicoSure Focus 755nm or ICON® 1540nm laser treatments, however, deliver heat energy to break down the stretch marks and restore healthier, smoother-appearing tissue. The energy promotes elastin and collagen growth to encourage the growth of healthy tissue.
The appearance of stretch marks is diminished in just a few sessions lasting about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Laser treatments only affect stretch marks and don’t cause any harm to the surrounding skin.
You can go back to regular daily activities following these laser sessions. Any redness or swelling in treatment areas fades within a few days.
If you’re bothered by skin imperfections such as acne scars and stretch marks, consult with the team at Skin Deep Laser MD. Call the office or book a consultation online today.