There is a limit to how far our skin can stretch. When that limit is exceeded, stretch marks begin to form. These marks are essentially scars that are difficult to eliminate by traditional means. Fortunately, laser treatments can improve the look and feel of your skin without any chemicals, injections, or downtime. At Posh, we offer treatments using our ADVATx® and ICON™ devices. Both are precise, non-invasive, and transformative. Learn more about each option by scheduling your consultation at our Reno, Nevada, office.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Collagen and elastin are created and rush to the scene to repair the damage when your skin is stretched too far. That repair process is how stretch marks, or “striae,” develop. As your body heals, red or white lines appear at the stretching site. Rapid weight gain and pregnancy are the most common causes of stretching, though growth spurts in children can also cause these marks.
How Is This Condition Addressed?
There are a lot of supposed stretch mark cures available over the counter. However, only FDA-approved and tested treatments like ADVATx® can deliver the desired results. This treatment uses two wavelengths of laser energy to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on your skin. This device is non-ablative and uses targeted heat to heal skin and give you beautiful, natural-looking results.
ICON™ laser treatments use fractional laser technology to reach deep below the skin’s surface. This encourages new skin cell production that revitalizes stretch marks. Over time, stretch marks are filled in and fade away without damaging the surrounding skin.
What Can I Expect?
The right treatment for you will depend on the location and severity of your stretch marks. We will discuss both of our laser treatments during your initial consultation here at Posh. We can also explore skincare options to help your skin look and feel better once you’ve completed your sessions.
Find Treatments for Stretch Marks in Reno, Nevada
Don’t rely on OTC creams or serums for stretch mark removal. Connect with our team here at Posh to explore real treatments that can rejuvenate your skin and leave it stretch mark-free. Get started and learn more by filling out the form below or calling our office at (775) 826-7674 to make an appointment.