How does MD TLC™ treat stretch marks?
Stretch marks (also called striae) are caused by rapid stretching of the skin that results in tearing of the dermis (below the skin surface). There have been no successful treatments until the development of fractional laser technologies which can repair the tear without burning a hole in the skin.
At MD TLC™, we have all the latest technologies that are safe on all skin types to improve the appearance of stretch marks:
Am I a candidate for ICON treatments?
These marks (striae) represent a linear scar in the dermis (mid-skin) and thinning of the epidermis (overlying skin). Similar to scars, a series of treatments with cutting-edge fractional lasers can improve their appearance by thickening the skin and repairing the tissue. Not all patients respond to the treatments equally, so a consultation will determine if you are a good candidate.
What causes these lines to develop?
Striae appear when our skin is stretched abruptly. When too much stretching happens, collagen and elastin are created and rush to the scene to repair the damage. As your body heals itself, it causes the red or white lines consistent with stretch marks to appear. Rapid weight gain and pregnancy are the most common causes of this stretching.
Schedule treatments in Wellesley, MA
Stretch marks can now be eliminated thanks to the non-surgical treatments at MD TLC™. If you’re interested in smoother, spot-free skin, get in touch with our team today. Call (781) 431-0002 or fill out the form below to get started.