NuSkinnovation: Removing Stretch Marks with Laser
Are you considering removing stretch marks with laser treatment? NuSkinnovation has the right skills and technology needed for removing stretch marks with ease. The aesthetic procedure is quick, simple, and performed as an outpatient procedure – making it non-invasive and low risk. This form of treatment is not only used for removing stretch marks with laser, but also for removing skin discolouration, scars, and uneven skin texture.
Keep reading to learn a little more about removing stretch marks with laser treatment, as well as how NuSkinnovation can help you beautify your body and boost your confidence.
Removing Stretch Marks With Laser Treatment
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are narrow, indented lines that form when the skin is stretched beyond its natural limits. It is often a result of rapid weight gain or loss, growth spurts, or pregnancy. Nearly three in four women will develop stretch marks on their legs, stomach, hips, breasts, and other areas of the body while pregnant. The abrupt changes of weight gain/ loss cause the collagen and elastin in our skin to rupture or tear, healing as a stretch mark on the body.
Stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body where the skin has been stretched, but are mostly found on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, hips, and breasts. The severity of stretch marks is affected by several factors, including genetics and the degree of stress on the skin. The level of the hormone cortisol (the primary stress hormone) could play a role as higher levels of cortisone in the body leads to losing elasticity in the skin. Skin that is less elastic is more prone to stretch marks.
The laser used in stretch mark removal is designed to penetrate the skin’s surface and target the deeper layers of tissue, stimulating collagen production and improving the texture and appearance of the skin. Collagen is a protein that provides structural support to the skin. When the skin is stretched too quickly from, for example; rapid weight gain or loss, the production of collagen can be affected, leading to the formation of stretch marks.
Is Laser Worth It for Stretch Marks?
Laser treatments are determined to be the most effective non-surgical stretch mark treatment and depending on how severe your stretch marks are, your somatologist will advise whether to use an ablative or non-ablative laser when removing stretch marks with laser.
How Long Does It Take For Stretch Marks To Fade With Laser?
If you have generally healthy skin, are not currently pregnant, and have any unwanted stretch marks on your body, laser treatment may be a good fit for you. Generally, you will need roughly 3-5 treatments or at least 3-6 months to achieve your desired results. Deeper and darker stretch marks may take more sessions than lighter stretch marks.
How Many Laser Sessions Are Needed for Stretch Marks?
Generally, you will need about 3-5 treatment sessions of removing stretch marks with laser. Some patients may require fewer or more appointments, depending on how severe and deep the stretch marks are.
Do Stretch Marks Come Back After Laser Surgery?
Because stretch marks are a type of scar, they can cause permanent changes to the dermis. Lasers can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks, however, they do not permanently remove the stretch marks. We advise our patients to come back for “touch-up” sessions every couple of years to maintain the removal of stretch marks.
Does Laser Work On Deep Stretch Marks?
While it’s not possible to get rid of stretch marks completely, laser removal is able to make striae smoother, thereby reducing their appearance and minimising the noticeability of stretch marks. Two different types of lasers are used for skin treatment; ablative and non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers have proven far more effective in concealing deep stretch marks.
Ablative And Non-Ablative Lasers
There are two types of technology that can be used when removing stretch marks with laser; ablative and non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers are used to destroy the outer layer of skin (epidermis) while heating the underlying skin (dermis), thus stimulating the growth of collagen. As the epidermis heals and regrows, the treated area appears smoother and tighter.
The alternative technology used when removing stretch marks with laser is a non-ablative laser. These lasers work by stimulating collagen synthesis or the formation of collagen. The skin texture and tone are therefore improved. This type of laser can also be used for improving the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, melasma, and much more. The postprocedural recovery time is fast, making this aesthetic laser technique highly desirable.
Ablative lasers are more invasive, compared to non-ablative lasers, as this process involves removing the outer layer of skin. This means ablative lasers are better for treating deeper lines, wrinkles, severe discolouration, and severe acne scars.
Removing Stretch Marks With Laser: Consultation
A consultation should be booked before your first laser treatment session. During this consultation, the somatologist will assess the severity of your stretch marks and determine whether laser treatment is the best option for you. If removing stretch marks with laser is indeed a viable option for you, the preparation of the treatment will begin.
The area being treated is cleaned before a applying the cooling system to the treatment area, helping to protect your skin and ensure comfort during your laser treatment. The somatologist will also explain the process and ensure you are aware of all possible risks. The side effects of removing stretch marks with laser are uncommon but not impossible. These include:
- Skin irritation
- Changes in skin pigmentation
Next, the laser treatment will begin. The appointment time is quick and takes between 10-30 minutes, depending on how much skin surface area is being treated. The laser is directed at the stretch marks and the energy is delivered through the handheld laser device. The somatologist will adjust the laser device according to your skin, making sure the appropriate settings are used, and to avoid any side effects from occurring.
A small portion of your skin is treated with the laser, testing that the laser has the correct settings suited to you. Once the somatologist is happy with the adjusted laser device settings, the full treatment can then take place. After the laser session, your skin may be red or swollen and our somatologist will apply a cooling compress to reduce the swelling and encourage healing. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to monitor the progress of the treatments and to determine if additional treatments are necessary.
How Painful Is Removing Stretch Marks With Laser?
The pain associated with removing stretch marks with laser is typically minimal and bearable. Most people claim to feel a slight tingling, warmth, or small electric shock during treatment. The treatment is not typically painful, but you may experience some discomfort.
Laser stretch mark removal is considered safe, but like any medical procedure, it does carry some risks which all patients should be aware of. Some side effects include:
- Pain or discomfort during the procedure
- Redness and swelling
- Hyperpigmentation – changes in skin pigmentation including darkening or lightening of the treated area
It is important to note that these side effects are generally mild and short-lived and that most patients experience no significant side effects after removing their stretch marks with laser. However, patients should be aware of all potential side effects before proceeding with treatment.
Removing Stretch Marks With Laser: Results
Removing stretch marks with laser treatment offers several benefits. Not only is your self-confidence increased and your body image improved, but also your comfort. We know stretch marks can, not only be a pain with regards to appearance but can also be uncomfortable for some people as they can be itchy. Read further to learn the key benefits of removing stretch marks with laser:
- Smoother, more even skin texture
- Reduced appearance of scars
- Reduced appearance of discolouration
- Reduced appearance of uneven skin texture
- The treatment is non-invasive
- There is minimal scarring
- Long-lasting results
Stretch Mark Laser Removal Cost: South Africa
The cost of removing stretch marks with laser varies widely, depending on the type of laser being used, the number of treatments needed, the area of the body being treated, as well as the location of the beauty store.
NuSkinnovation is here to offer the best prices for quality laser stretch mark removal treatment. Pricing is affected by the area being treated, and your total cost will be influenced by the number of sessions needed. We do offer specials on certain treatments so be sure to check out our website or contact the closest NuSkinnovation franchise for more information on package deals and bundle sessions for removing stretch marks with laser.
Laser Stretch Mark Removal: Near Me
NuSkinnovation has several branches in South Africa. Check out our website to search prices, contact details and more. Our current franchise locations are:
- Centurion (Gauteng)
- Nelspruit (Mpumalanga)
- Pretoria East (Gauteng)
- Montana (Gauteng)
- Sandton (Gauteng)
- Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape)
- George (Western Cape)
- V&A Waterfront (Cape Town)
Laser Clinic: Cape Town
Are you interested in removing your stretch marks with laser? We have an aesthetic clinic located at the V&A Waterfront, waiting to be at your service. NuSkinnovation has international and locally trained laser somatoligists who are qualified and eager to give you the special treatment you deserve!
NuSkinnovation is a South African franchised aesthetic clinic opened in 2016. Passion for the industry is our drive and we, at NuSkinnovation, strive to give our personal best attention to each and every client. We proudly own First World Technology systems and are dedicated to providing the latest and most effective skin and laser treatment for a gorgeous, healthy you. We offer a number of different beauty treatments and therapies, ranging from chemical peels to IV treatments. We also provide an online skin analysis through our website.
We use a Nordlys Candela IPL & Laser System for removing stretch marks, as well as a number of other treatments, including:
- Photorejuvenation/ anti-ageing
- Surgical scar removal
- Acne scar reduction/ removal
- Enlarged pore reduction/ removal
- Diffused redness/ rosacea reduction/ removal
- Leg vessel reduction/ removal
- Wart removal
- Poikiloderma of Civatte (sun ageing) reduction/ removal
- Port wine stain removal
- Fine lines and wrinkles reduction/ removal
- Onychomycosis/ nail fungus removal
- Venus lakes removal
- Active acne reduction/ removal
- Cherry angioma removal
- Freckle removal
- Stretch mark removal
- Lip plumping
NuSkinnovation is high-quality, professional, and reliable. Our somatologists are well-trained and skilled, paying close attention to detail while building personal relationships with our clients. We aim to please each of our clients and hope to make a difference in people’s lives. We believe our treatments are about more than just being beautiful, and we put our focus on improving peoples’ body image, self-confidence, and self-worth.
Check out the NuSkinnovation website or contact us via telephone or email for more information. We hope to meet you and help you feel like the best version of yourself!