Even texture of the skin
Stretch marks appear on the surface of the skin, usually after a period where the body shape has grown (or shrunk) over a relatively short space of time. Common causes of stretch marks include: puberty, adolescent growth spurts, pregnancy, bodybuilding (when the muscles get larger) and rapid weight gain / weight loss.
A stretch mark treatment can help to resurface the skin, changing its appearance to create a smoother surface and fade the look of these common irregularities.
The Facebible uses a fractional laser technology in this treatment, which works to break down the scar tissue at the same time as triggering the production of new collagen. The laser is applied directly to the affected area, delivering pulses of light to the top layer of the skin. Stretch mark treatment is usually carried out over a series of sessions, and can be used on various areas of the body, including: breasts, upper arms, stomach, thighs and buttocks.
This non-invasive procedure often works best on younger stretch marks, but can still have a noticeable effect on those that have been present for some time. As the treatment course progresses the colouring of the stretch mark will become more like the surrounding skin, and the texture will become smoother – this can also help to boost a person’s self-confidence.
After the treatment the skin may be sensitive so it is important to ensure aftercare advice is followed carefully, including using SPF and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun.
Although stretch marks are often thought of as being a concern that affects women, men can also be affected. This condition isn’t necessarily ageing-related and can be the cause of a low self-esteem, with a need to keep the body covered. The results of this treatment can improve the appearance of the skin, as well as helping a person to overcome their emotional challenges with body confidence.
Stretch mark treatment that uses a laser is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that produces a safe and effective result. The Facebible will ensure that the consultation process assesses the health and condition of the patient before making any treatment recommendations.
A laser treatment is generally a comfortable procedure. It may cause a sensation on the skin that feels similar to a rubber band being flicked against it, which only lasts as long as the treatment itself. The use of a numbing cream can be discussed, prior to treatment.
Sensitive skin as a result of the treatment can become red and swollen, immediately after the procedure. Within 24 – 48 hours the patient should see a significant reduction in these effects, which do not often cause any downtime.
Each person’s concerns are different and the severity of the stretch marks will determine the amount of treatment sessions that are required. In most cases, a course of up to 5 sessions will work to improve the appearance of stretch marks. However when stretch marks are quite significant, up to 10 sessions may be needed.
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