Many of us have areas of stretched and loose skin that we’re not fond of and for many of us this takes the form of unsightly stretch marks. Whether it’s due to weight gain or as a result of childbirth, stretch marks can be an inevitable but unwelcome part of life for many women. However, while many of us suffer with stretch marks it doesn’t mean sufferers feel any less disheartened with the red, purple or silver lines that can be found on the thighs, abdomen, and arms. If you feel it’s time to get treatment for your stretch marks then fractional laser skin resurfacing at Canterbury skin and Laser Clinic might be the solution for you.
So what actually are those angry red and purple marks? Stretch marks are essentially caused by tearing of the dermis, which over time may diminish, but will not disappear completely. Stretch marks are often the result of the stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment is a non-surgical treatment that aims to improve the look of loose skin as well as the look of stretch marks, to provide patients with a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to the problem area, as well as a visibly improved look to stretch marks. The treatment helps to shrink and fade the offending red marks, and is a proven method of improving the effects of over stretched skin. Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic harnesses the power of the Lux 1540 laser to penetrate the skin with microbeams designed to restore tone to the treated skin (to a depth of up to 1mm) whilst leaving the skin’s surface intact.
One of the best things about this type of treatment is that it’s suitable for almost anyone. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a wonderful option for those looking to improve the look of their skin and unwanted stretch marks for a number of reasons. For example, patients will be able to achieve visibly improved results to the look of their stretch marks without the need to undergo cosmetic surgery and the additional risks that comes with surgery. Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment also requires no recovery time; this makes it the perfect stretch mark fighting treatment for a busy person as they can fit the treatment into their lunch break and return to work – and their busy schedules – immediately following treatment.
“Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a wonderful treatment with plenty of benefits. The risks involved with fractional laser skin resurfacing are minor compared to other cosmetic treatments that provide similar results,” says Alice.
“A course of 3-5 sitting of fractional laser skin resurfacing with a month interval between each sitting is usually recommended. Patients may not see an instant improvement in the look of their treatment area as it takes time for the collagen within the skin to remodel to its new tighter appearance, but many patients begin to see a visual improvement in the look of their treated area within 2-3 months into their treatment,” she explains.
“If you are considering undergoing fractional laser skin resurfacing it is important to find a cosmetic professional with extensive knowledge and experience of the treatment. At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we a have a team of experts that can help you, whether you live in Kent or further afield in areas like Dover, Folkstone or Ashford,” she concludes.