What Is Stretch Mark Removal?
Stretch marks can make an appearance for various reasons, and most people experience them at some point. However, certain factors or events can make some people experience more extensive skin stretching than others. Stretch marks are especially common in patients who:
- Have experienced weight gain and weight loss
- Underwent significant or rapid periods of growth
- Have had at least one pregnancy
These marks are usually red or white and can range in how visible they are. In every case, they come about from the tears in the skin from it stretching beyond its bounds. Though they pose no physical risk, they can still have a significant emotional and psychological effect. And having stretch mark removal can boost your confidence and return your skin to an improved look.
At the Lombardi Institute of Dermatology, we deliver stretch mark removal through non-surgical treatments. So you don’t have to worry about any additional scarring.
Using laser therapy and collagen-producing treatments, we can reduce or remove the appearance of stretch marks across your body. As it is non-surgical, this treatment carries low risk, but high reward. And it is open to a wide range of patients, regardless of age.
Is Stretch Mark Removal Right for Me?
If you have concerns about your stretch marks, the best way to treat them is through professional stretch mark removal. You will likely read about many home remedies online, but these rarely produce dramatic improvements and often only end up wasting time and effort.
For some people, stretch marks may fade away on their own. But it is usually best to get treatment sooner rather than later. When you initially develop stretch marks, they may be red or purple. It is during this time that treating them can deliver the best results. As the color changes, the blood vessels in the marks also fade, which can leave the area less responsive to treatment.
With blood vessels still present in the stretch marks, your body can respond better to the laser treatment, which focuses on rebuilding collegen. Without blood vessels in your marks, you can still see improvements, but it may take more time and effort.
Either way, the first step is to schedule your consultation. During your personal meeting with Dr. Lombardi, he can work with you to develop the perfect treatment plan.
Stretch Mark Treatment Options
We provide our patients with several top-of-the-line options for stretch mark removal. Each treatment is performed by an experienced professional using the latest medical technology. The type of treatment you receive will depend on your goals and the location and size of your stretch marks.
During your consultation, Dr. Lombardi will work with you to determine which treatment will bring you the best results. He will also let you know how many treatment sessions you may need to fully reach your goals.
Medical lasers can improve your skin in a variety of ways. And one popular use of them is to remove stretch marks. Our lasers work by encouraging your body to naturally begin producing its own collagen, which is vital for lessening stretch marks.
This non-surgical treatment targets the top layers of skin and also encourages your body to produce new collagen. Microdermabrasion tightens both the upper and deeper layers of skin, delivering a stunning improvement in skin tone and quality. It is safe and we ensure to keep our patients comfortable throughout the process.
Microneedling works by targeting the middle layer of skin. Like our other treatments, it triggers collagen production to improve the appearance of your skin. Through this natural regeneration, your stretch marks should fade more and more after each treatment session.
When Will I See Results?
Your final results will appear gradually after your treatments. However, most patients report noticeable results after only a single session. As your body continues to respond to your treatment, you will continue to see improvements in your stretch marks.
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Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you have stretch marks and are ready to treat them, contact Dr. Milan Lombardi, dermatologist in Tampa. We provide a wide range of treatment options to address stretch marks, including microdermabrasion and microneedling. Schedule your consultation today to get started on your treatment plan and reclaiming your body. We look forward to helping your reach your goals and achieving your desired aesthetic.