Scar & Stretch Mark Removal
What Are Scars and Stretch Marks?
Scars are permanent marks on the skin that can occur as a result of trauma, acne, burns or surgery. Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after injury. Although most scars are not bothersome, when they are in an obvious location (such as the face and neck) they can be disfiguring and affect your self-esteem. Many contemporary laser devices, including fractional lasers, have revolutionized the treatment of all types of scars in most skin types.
Stretch marks (also called striae) are caused by rapid stretching of the skin that results in tearing of the dermis (below the skin surface) and thinning of the epidermis (overlying skin). They are typically addressed via skin care products and various aesthetic procedures.
At CosMedic Laser MD, treatment options include ICON laser 1540 and microneedling with Rejuvapen for these conditions.
Non-Ablative Fractional Skin Resurfacing with ICON Laser 1540
For those clients concerned with acne, surgical scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or melasma (patchy, brown discoloration), non-ablative fractional laser skin resurfacing is an excellent treatment choice. The non-ablative fractional laser skin resurfacing performed with the ICON 1540™ laser handpiece, is the most advanced technology available for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing. The Palomar 1540 is the only laser to receive FDA-approval for stretch marks. Most patients require a series of 3-5 treatments at 4-6 week intervals.
This technology is the perfect choice for the treatment of:
- Stretch marks
- Acne and surgical scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Crows feet
- Blotchy skin
Fractional lasers in combination with other devices and procedures can dramatically improve the appearance of all types of scars in most skin types. 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.
Microneedling With Rejuvapen
Rejuvapen is superior to other needling pens and is safe for all skin types. Rejuvapen microneedling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger-looking skin and fainter scars and stretch marks.
- Minimizes pore size
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Lifts, tightens, rejuvenates skin
- Improves the appearance of stretch marks
- Improves the appearance of scars
- Improves the appearance of acne scarring
- Assists with redness and pigmentation
Microneedling results can be augmented as well with platelet-rich plasma, a treatment modality that we provide at CosMedic LaserMD. A series of treatments, usually 3, is recommended.
Schedule Scar and Stretch Mark Removal in Ann Arbor, MI
The team at CosMedic LaserMD is here to serve you and make your visit a pleasant experience. We take pride in helping you maintain optimal cosmetic health. Call us today at (734) 249-8722 to schedule an appointment and experience the quality care you deserve.