Stretch marks form when your skin undergoes rapid stretching or shrinking. This sudden change leads to collagen and elastin damage, causing these important skin components to rupture. When the skin heals from this damage, stretch marks may develop. A stretch mark is actually a type of scar that forms narrow bands on the skin. You may develop this condition if you have undergone rapid weight loss or gain, pregnancy, puberty growth spurts, or weight training. The marks may fade over time or require some type of stretch marks treatment.
What are the Options?
PRP is a great all-around skin rejuvenation treatment that can help to significantly improve the appearance of your stretch marks. The treatment involves the use of platelet-rich plasma that can effectively diminish signs of stretch marks. In addition to making an excellent stretch marks treatment, PRP can correct wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and scars.
Other options include Ematrix and Carbossi treatments. These can also diminish the appearance of stretch marks on the skin.
A laser stretch marks treatment involves the transmission of focused light wavelengths into skin affected by stretch marks. The light energy is converted into thermal energy that is transmitted under the surface of your skin. This prompts your body into replacing old, damaged skin tissue with fresh skin that displays less prominent stretch marks.
One of the best aspects to undergoing a laser treatment for stretch marks is its ability to target only unwanted skin tissue. Surrounding skin is left intact to serve as a sort of bandage to stave off any issues. Since we are damaging less skin in the process, your recovery time will also be shorter than other forms of treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are ready to take the next step and do something about your stretch marks, we encourage you to reach out to us at FamWell MD to schedule a stretch marks treatment consultation. We are conveniently located in Jacksonville. Contact us today to book your appointment and learn more information!