Laser Resurfacing for Stretch Marks Removal
One option to remove or greatly lessen the appearance of stretch marks is laser surgery. While the word ‘surgery’ sounds ominous, it’s really a very simple treatment and side effects are rare.
The procedure itself consists of a concentrated beam of light that travels along the stretch marks, removing extraordinarily thin layers of skin. As the layers are removed, the scar tissue that causes the stretch marks is also removed. After treatment, the skin immediately begins to heal itself and new skin is formed over the damaged tissue.
Treatments can last anywhere from ten minutes to an hour, depending on the severity of the stretch marks and the area of skin that is affected. You can expect to return for a series of treatments; from two to six sessions can be required. During the procedure, the only pain you should experience is a pinching or needling sensation, as the light lasers do their work.
The pulse dye laser (V-Beam laser) is an effective modality in the treatment of fresh and red stretch marks. A new resurfacing procedure, named fractional resurfacing or Fraxel affords a new solution for the treatment of stretch marks. This laser resurfaces the skin gradually, 20-30% at a time, which allows for rapid healing while eliminating the risk of rawness associated with traditional laser resurfacing procedures. This laser procedure is extremely safe to be used on any body surface area.
Vbeam is a pulsed dye laser that is used to treat the red color of the stretch marks. The procedure is comfortable and require no down time. Patients will feel a sensation of a rubber band snap combined with a cool burst of air. After the treatment, the skin will be red with some localized swelling that is typically gone by the next day. Treatments are done monthly. Vbeam may be combined with other lasers such as the Fraxel.
The Fraxel laser is the most effective treatment for stretch marks available today. Using Fraxel, collagen and elastin synthesis can be stimulated while resurfacing about 20% of your skin’s surface with each treatment. After a series of FRAXEL treatments one will see improvement in the texture, diameter and depth of the stretch marks. If the stretch marks are red, the Vbeam laser should be used in combination with Fraxel.
The Fraxel laser treatment requires a topical anesthetic beforehand. During the treatment, the hand piece is gently guided across the skin like an airbrush painting your skin with micro-treatments beneath the surface of your skin. Treatments normally take about 20-25 minutes. The redness that is noticed after treatment dissipates within a few days. No downtime is required when Fraxel is used on the skin of the body.
Patients typically will need 4-5 treatments with this laser procedure for the treatment of stretch marks. Patients can expect improvement in the quality and texture of their stretch marks. However it is important to note that you can not fully eradicate stretch marks with any currently available modalities. Fractional resurfacing is performed under local numbing after application of a numbing cream for one hour.
Resurfacing is achieved by peeling away a layer of skin while causing tissue contraction. Although this modality achieves dramatic results, candidates often undergo general anesthesia and prolonged healing and recovery times (as long as two weeks).
The new treatment which will change the way we view permanent skin rejuvenation is called Fraxel™. This innovative fractional approach to laser skin treatment, Fraxel™ Laser Therapy, achieves its results by resurfacing the skin 15-30% at each session. This is done by placement of microscopic-deep columns of treatments named microthermal zones surrounded by zones of healthy skin tissue. This fractional treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if it were treated all at once, using the body's natural healing process to create new healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections, remodel collagen and tighten skin texture.
Fraxel laser technology restores a youthful look; erases pigmented areas, acne scars, surgical scars, melasma, and sun spots; and eradicates fine wrinkles.
Multiple treatments (4-5) are needed to achieve optimal results. This is an outpatient procedure, only requiring the topical application of an anesthetic cream. Side effects are limited to some sun burn-like redness which resolves in 1-2 days. The amazement is not only in the results of the laser but the speedy recovery, with almost no risk of complications and no downtime.
Fraxel™ technology may be a new paradigm for skin rejuvenation and reversing the signs of aging and will revolutionize the world of skin rejuvenation.
If you have always desired to rejuvenate your skin but have had fears of traditional laser resurfacing, you should consider this laser treatment. The results surpass any other laser technology on the market and blow away commonly known treatments like microdermabrasion and skin peels. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar has been a leading pioneer in the research and implementation of Fraxel™ Laser Treatment for patients. He worked on testing and developing of new parameters on a prototype laser four years ago alongside the world-renowned laser and cosmetic surgeon Richard Fitzpatrick, MD and helped pave the way for the laser to be available commercially. He is currently one of the world's most experienced physicians with regards to this laser. In fact, he has trained more doctors on the use of this laser in the United States and around the globe than any other physician.
Any body surface area and all skin types and colors can be treated. The following is a list of conditions that can be treated with fractional resurfacing:
* Poor texture
* Large skin pores
* Sun damage
* Sun spots
* Brown spots
* Acne scars
* Surgical scars
* Traumatic scars
* Uneven pigmentation
* Stretch marks
* Pearly penile papules
Things to Consider for Stretch Mark Removal
- Treat Stretch Marks Early
Whether you've just had a baby, have undergone significant weight loss, or experienced stetch marks from puberty, the first thing we'll ask anyone when they call us about treatment is: "How old are your stretch marks?" Although it is possible to fade stretch marks that are silvery white and faded, you'll expereince the best results when they are fresh and purple-pink in color. Also, the age of your marks will determine what treatment will be effective for you.
- Keep Your Skin Moisturized
While creams, lotions, and oils can fade existing stretch marks, they rarely get rid them. However, keeping your skin moisturized can prevent existing stretch marks from getting worse, and they can strop future stretch marks from developing. This is when your mom's advice comes in handy! Whether it's cocoa butter or any other high quality cream or lotion....slather up!
- Have Realistic Expectations for Treatment
Any reputable laser clinic, medical spa, or plastic surgeon will give you a realistic idea of what you can expect from your treatments. Whether it involves laser or IPL therapy, dermabrasion or fractional resurfacing—you will require more than one teratment. With this in mind, if a provider tells you they can get rid of your stretch marks in one shot, you should probably pursue a second opinion. To get the most bang for your buck, we recommend you purchase laser treatments in bulk, and ask for before and after pictures of patients who have undergone the same procedure and the same number of treatments.
PORTRAIT Plasma Resurfacing
Portrait is not a laser, radio frequency, or light-based treatment. Portrait® works by delivering rapid pulses of nitrogen-based plasma to the skin’s surface. From the hand piece, the plasma transfers its energy onto the skin without any direct contact, causing a very controlled heating of tissue. Plasma stimulates the body to regenerate the damaged structural elements of the skin in a way that other technologies and treatments cannot. The results seen following a series of treatments get better over time, with clinical studies showing continuing improvement a year later — a unique and significant advantage that distinguishes Portrait®.
The Portrait treatment requires a topical anesthetic beforehand. The treatment takes approximately 20-30 minutes and has been described as feeling like pulsating puffs of heat on the skin. We apply a gentle stream of cold air post treatment and apply either Aquaphor (a petrolatum like material) or a moisturizer, depending on the intensity of the treatment. Patients leave the office with the appearance of sunburn which dissipates over the next few days. There is no bleeding or oozing and no bandages are required.
BIOSKINCARE™ has a two fold effect: (1) Degrades debris, damaged, abnormal and necrotic tissues & decongests the skin as it helps to dissolve all damaged structures into their amino-acid and other components by the action of enzymes. (2) Favors tissue regeneration.
It leaves your skin smooth, refreshed, soft and with use over a period of time it reduces contractures and takes away keloid, hypertrophic and all types of scars and blemishes: acne, scars, keratosis bumps, razor nicks and burns, actinic keratosis lesions, roughness, dryness, ezcema, dermatitis, the effects on the skin of radiotherapy for cancer, blisters, scrapes, cuts, and the list can go on and on... It clears and enhances the complexion.
Made in the USA. 50 grams = 1.76 oz
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Ultra exfoliate rough scars and dull skin with BIOSKINEXFOL
Home microdermabrasion cream. Contains the same natural ingredients in BIOSKINCARE but infused with micro-crystals so that you may rub it with your finger tips to remove old, hard, and tough scars or stretch marks by a physical breakdown of the scar tissues. Best also for oily skin and aged skin, actinic keratosis scales and pitted acne scars. Not for keloids and not if your skin is still fragile (use BIOSKINCARE for a few months first to strengthen your skin). The compounded action of the physical abrasion and the enzymes in the cream liquefy damaged proteins more thoroughly helping to release amino-acids to aid in rebuilding damaged tissues quickly. Results are not only immediate, but compound over time and do not trigger inflamm-aging of delicate skin tissues.
Made in the USA.
50 grams (1,76 oz) $69
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120 Gram (4 oz) Bottle: $89
Get rid of hiperpigmentation of scar areas and tissues and sun & age spots while reviving and protecting the skin from the effects of free radicals with BIO SKIN REJUVENATION
A deeply moisturizing natural skin care cream that replenishes the lipid barrier of the skin and triggers the repair of cells damaged by UV radiation and Free Radicals. Also gets rid of brown, sun and age spots, actinic keratosis scales and all types of skin blemishes. The same ingredients in BIOSKINCARE with an added natural substance that reduces melanin hyperpigmentation and a biomimetic peptide that inhibits the accumulation of melanin pigments.
One Month's Supply 1.76 oz., 50 Gram Bottle: $79
The Biological Skin Treatment Complex in our BIOCUTIS® products
The biological activity in human skin of a complex carbohydrate and protein compound, collected from a live creature that produces it to regenerate its skin and organs when damaged, enhances the flow of information that is necessary to repair skin damage in an orderly, orchestrated way, with scarless healing.
The active ingredient in BIOSKINCARE has the unique ability to dissolve damaged and abnormal collagen protein fibers in the dermis where they were created to repair tears that result when skin is stretched beyond its capacity to withstand such shear forces. It does so through the action of "digestive" enzymes that breakdown proteins into their amino acid components in coordination with the glycomolecules in the compound that help your system to recognize damaged cells from normal functional cells.
When the liquid active biological ingredient is combined with lipids (Olive Oil derivatives) to make it into a cream and micro-crystals are added to the final product, it accomplishes results for old and rough stretchmarks through a polishing or microdermabrasion action, while also hydrating deeply, strengthening cell membranes and triggering an orderly regeneration of the skin.
We collect the rich biological ingredient by using a humanely method without harming any of the little creatures.
Biological Stretch Marks Treatment
A home microdermabrasion cream with micro-crystals that breakdown hard, rough and old scar tissues, and allow for a deeper penetration of the natural skin regeneration complex that is in the cream.120 gram (4 oz) jar = $89
A natural skin care cream (without the micro-crystals) that triggers the regeneration of damaged cells and replenishes the lipid barrier of the skin while preventing and removing scars after healing of burns, injuries, wounds or surgery; stretch marks; aberrant hypertrophic and keloid scars; keratois pilaris, actinic keratosis scales, dermatitis, dryness, cracked skin and all types of skin blemishes. 50 gram jar = $69.98 and for two or more 20% discount.
BIO STRETCH MARK CREAM™
Prevents stretch marks, strengthens fragile skin, firms sagging breasts and body areas and reduces cellulite. It also works for newly formed stretch marks and scars, while BIOSKINEXFOL works best for old, rough and raised marks. The base cream is the same as in BIOSKINCARE, in a more economical container, with 4 oz. but for use only on the body, not on the face, because it contains a slightly higher proportion of the biological complex which results in an invisible film that retains in moisture by occluding the area where it is applied but may feel a little tacky on the face. 4 oz (120g) = $79.98.-
BIO SKIN REJUVENATION™
Same cream base and enzymes as in BIOSKINCARE to "digest" or dissolve blemishes, speed skin turnover and tighten skin, and two added ingredients: one is a human growth factor peptide, derived from the melanocyte-stimulating-hormone. Blocks melanin synthesis, and reduces the formation of unwanted pigmentation, allowing control over skin tone and brown spots. The other is a natural plant extract that takes away dark pigmentation. Leaves skin bright and refreshed! 50 gram jar = $79.-
An oil free moisturizer gel for acne, rosacea and facial scars. Heals lesions to the cells lining the hair follicles which is the root cause of inflammatory acne. Removes dead cells, unclogs sebum canals and dissolves scar tissues by enzymatic hydrolysis, without peeling. Promotes the proliferation of antimicrobials that control acne bacteria. Boosts reproduction of glycosaminoglycans, the molecules that retain water, thus truly moisturizing the skin from within. Tells the body it is being taken care off and can moderate an otherwise extreme inflammatory reaction that may end up destroying healthy skin cells and creating crater like scarring and not only the acne bacteria. 50 gram (1.76 oz) airless pump bottle $59 and 20% off for two or more.