The sun is out and it will soon be time to don our swimsuits once more. You may have spent the last couple of months doing all that you can to get your body ready for the beach, but there might still be one issue that you haven’t found a solution to yet – your stretch marks. Stretch marks are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and aren’t usually affected by diet and exercise. Luckily, Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic has the answer.
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatment that targets a number of skin complaints, including stretch marks. At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we use state-of-the-art technology in the form of the Lux 1540™ laser to perform laser skin resurfacing.
The treatment involves penetrating the skin with tiny microbeams up to 1mm depth in the facial tissue, to effectively improve the look of skin imperfections such as stretch marks and pigmentation issues.
What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing treatment is a hugely popular cosmetic treatment for those looking to improve the look of stretch marks and other skin imperfections, and for one good reason – it works! Ongoing clinical studies have found that patients treated with the Lux 1540™ laser received between 51% to 75% improvement to the look of their treated stretch marks.
In addition to this, laser skin resurfacing treatment is also able to provide patients with the improved results they want whilst keeping the skin’s surface intact. This is a huge benefit for many patients as it means that they can enjoy the results of their treatment without further damage being caused to the surface of their skin.
What are the risks involved with treatment?
Following treatment, patients may experience a tight feeling in the area of treatment, which usually subsides within a couple of hours. Patients may also notice a sunburned appearance to the treated skin, which should disappear within 2-7 days following treatment.
One factor in improving the look of stretch marks is improving the collagen levels within the treated skin. A great way to enhance your collagen levels is to undergo dermaroller treatment.
What is dermaroller treatment?
Dermaroller treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that involves puncturing the surface of the skin with a sterile cosmetic roller that is loaded with micro-needles. It is an effective treatment for improving the look of stretch marks, as it allows patients to improve the skin’s repairing time and stimulate the growth of collagen.
What are the benefits of dermaroller treatment?
Dermaroller treatment is a hugely popular cosmetic treatment with patients concerned about the appearance of their stretch marks. One of the many benefits to dermaroller treatment is that it can give patients a long term improvement to the tone and look of their stretch marks and sagging skin. This is a huge positive for many patients as it means patients can gain the toned results they want without the need to undergo surgical procedure, that carry larger risks.
What are the risks?
Following treatment, patients may experience a tightness, sensitivity and redness that resembles moderate sunburn, but this will subside in the 48 hours following treatment. After 5 days there is usually no evidence of treatment visible, because it takes time for the new collagen to grow. Patients usually see visible results from the treatment 4-6 months afterwards.
In conclusion, Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offer a great range of cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of stretch marks in time for summer. If you would like more information on any of the treatments mentioned in this article, book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Today. We have clients in a wide range of locations including Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Thanet and Kent.