Stretch marks are common among pregnant women, growing teenagers, body-builders and those who have recently gained a large amount of weight. There is no proven way to prevent the growth of stretch marks, but there are medical options to help reduce them. Facial Aesthetics medical spa in Denver offers laser treatment for stretch marks and other options to help minimize those embarrassing lines.
The ideal time to begin treating your stretch marks is when they first appear. These deep-seated or ridged lines start red or purple and fade over time to white or a lighter shade of your skin tone. When stretch marks lighten, they become more resistant to topical treatments. A dermatologist is your best option to treat your stretch marks from their onset.
Vitamin A is often referred to as Retinoid. This dermatologist prescribed treatment is commonly used for acne, wrinkles and stretch marks in the form of a topical ointment or oral tablet. Stretch marks appear when the tissues beneath the surface of your skin are stretched beyond their elastic limits. Retinoid helps increase the production of elastin and collagen to strengthen your skin. When used nightly on scarred areas, Retinoid can improve the look and feel of your stretch marks.
2. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are typically used on the face, but they have other uses on the body. This process involves trichloroacetic acid, phenol or hydroxy acid. These acids are applied to your skin and help to reduce the appearance of acne, wrinkles and lines, and irregular pigmentation. Your skin then peels a few days later to reveal healthier looking skin. Specific chemical peels could help your skin heal from stretch marks.
3. Laser Treatment
Stretch marks can be considerably improved with advanced laser treatment. Heat is pulsed through the top layers of your skin to promote the creation of a protective coat on the outer skin tissues. The deep layers of tissue produce new cells and several days later the outer coating peels off revealing lively skin. The healing process is relatively quick with laser stretch mark treatment. If your stretch marks are extensive, you will likely require several treatments to reduce their appearance.
If you're looking for stretch mark treatments in Denver, call Facial Aesthetics today at 303-377-2868. Our medical spa provides cosmetic dermatology to clients in Denver, Aurora and Castle Rock, Colorado.