If stretch marks are hurting your confidence and preventing you from showing off a little more of your skin, it’s time to learn about ways you can remove them. No, we’re not talking about the creams and serums that promise results but don’t deliver. The most efficient way to remove stretch marks is with a laser treatment using advanced IPL technology to effectively break apart the pigmentation in the skin.
The appearance of stretch marks is due to hormonal changes or the skin stretching during weight gain, pregnancy, or a growth spurt. It is completely normal to get stretch marks on your body, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them forever.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks start to appear when the middle skin layer, called the dermis, begins to stretch too much within a short duration of time. It can also be caused by a rise in cortisone hormone in your body, causing the elasticity in your skin to reduce dramatically. Oftentimes, once the skin is stretched to a certain point, it cannot return to its normal state on its own. Fortunately, stretch marks can be removed permanently by modern treatments like IPL.
What Is IPL?
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is a cutting-edge skin treatment procedure used to improve a variety of skin conditions. It is a non-surgical treatment that uses flashes of focused, non-laser light beams for treatments like stretch mark removal, line and wrinkle reduction, sun damage, acne scar removal, and skin tightening.
IPL is one of the most popular treatments against stubborn stretch marks on the body. Controlled by a handheld device with a monitor, IPL projects broad-spectrum light pulses onto the target sites without damaging the skin. With IPL, you don’t have to worry about extensive downtime or stitches.
How Many IPL Sessions Does It Take to Reduce Stretch Marks?
To achieve the best results on your stretch marks from IPL, you should ideally have 3-5 sessions, especially if the stretch marks are old and deep. Once you have your first treatment, you should have a repeat session once every year. This will enable the growth of collagen so that the effects last a long time.
To ensure you have the results from your IPL treatments, you must take the necessary precautions:
- Make sure to limit your exposure to the sun during and after treatments.
- Stay at or near your goal weight by exercising and eating a well-balanced diet.
- Complement your treatments with effective creams and moisturizing products after speaking with your doctor.
At Allure, we are happy to recommend the right course of action for each patient.
IPL For Stretch Mark Removal at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics
To experience the best IPL treatments we have to offer for stretch mark reduction, contact the skin experts at Allure Anti-aging and Aesthetics to schedule your personalized consultation today.