Stretch marks are the result of two components: stretching of the skin and hormonal changes. When the middle layer of skin, also called the dermis, stretches too far too fast, the result is the deep lines or stripes known as stretch marks. Another cause of stretch marks is an increase in cortisone, a hormone produced by your adrenal glands, and when there is too much cortisone, it can cause your skin to lose its elasticity. Other causes of stretch marks include pregnancy, growth spurts during puberty, overuse of topical corticosteroids, bodybuilding, hormone replacement therapy, and certain adrenal gland disorders.
Even though stretch marks are completely normal, you shouldn’t have to live with them, especially if you’re bothered by their appearance. While there’s no limit to how many different creams, lotions, or serums for you to choose from, it’s essential to understand that no topical treatments have been proven to treat stretch marks. Some might lighten them, but very few can make them go away completely.
However, there are treatments that can effectively remove stretch marks like Lumecca IPL.
What Is Lumecca IPL?
Lumecca is the most powerful IPL device to treat pigmented skin and vascular lesions. Its advanced technology provides faster results than any other IPL provider. It uses a special handpiece that is equipped with a xenon flash lamp to treat the areas effectively. Since it uses photothermolysis, the photofacial treatment is entirely comfortable. Depending on where or what you need treated, the different lenses can be used over the Lumecca IPL, tailoring this treatment to your specific needs.
How Does Lumecca Get Rid of Stretch Marks?
IPL skin treatments use brief pulses of microfine laser light to reach deep into the sub-layers and supportive skin structures. Lumecca delivers up to three times more energy to minimize the appearance of scarring, lesions, stretch marks, and other forms of skin discoloration. This triggers the body’s natural healing process, removing older, damaged tissues and replacing them with fresh, new collagen and elastin. It’s a relatively quick, straightforward, and painless procedure that requires no downtime. Plus, it’s safe to use on almost any area of the body and on a wide range of skin tones and textures.
When To Expect from Your Recovery and Results from Lumecca
Your skin may be slightly red after leaving your appointment, but it should return to normal after about an hour. There are no other side effects associated with Lumecca. In order to protect your skin and your results, you must wear sunscreen any time you go outside for the next two weeks following your Lumecca treatment.
You can expect to see an improvement in the appearance of your skin a few days after your treatment session.
Treat Your Stretch Marks as Soon as They Appear
The sooner you seek treatment for your stretch marks, the better your results will be. Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics serves people in and around Huntington Beach, California, searching for ways to achieve their aesthetic goals. For stretch marks, scarring, or any other aesthetic concern, don’t hesitate to schedule your personalized consultation with one of our leading experts by calling (714) 804-5460 today!