Sapien Skin + Beauty

Stretch Mark & Scar Laser Treatment

Summary

Fractional laser is designed to treat surgical and acne scars on any area of the body, including the face. It can be safely used on most skin types. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.

Details

Frequently Asked Questions about Stretch Mark & Scar Laser Treatment

Fractional laser is designed to treat surgical and acne scars on any area of the body, including the face.

What types of stretch marks can be treated?

Fractional Laser can be safely used on most skin types. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.

You can expect to see an improved appearance of your skin tone and texture over the first 6 weeks after your treatment.

This is dependent on the size of the area and the condition being treated, however most sessions take no longer than 30 minutes.

Most people feel mild discomfort during the treatment but speak to your provider regarding pain management options.

Depending on the condition being treated 1-3 treatment sessions are recommended for skin renewal and 3-5+ sessions are recommended for stretch marks and scars.

IPL can make your skin look better, but it can’t stop future aginaTreatment sessions should be scheduled 3-6 weeks apart.g. It also can’t help the condition that affected your skin. You can get follow-up treatment once or twice a year to maintain your look.

Alternatives to IPL Treatment

These options also may treat your skin spots, fine lines, and redness.

  • Microdermabrasion. This uses small crystals to gently buff off the top layer of your skin, called the epidermis.
  • Chemical peels. This is similar to a microdermabrasion, except it uses chemical solutions applied to your face.
  • Laser resurfacing. This removes the damaged outer layer of the skin to promote growth of collagen and new skin cells. Lasers use only one wavelength of light in a concentrated beam. IPL, on the other hand, uses pulses, or flashes, of several types of light to treat multiple skin issues

Treatment costs vary depending on the size of the area and condition being treated.

Pulses of fractional laser light are used to break down old and damaged tissue, triggering your body to create new tissue at the area being treated. This new tissue will provide healthier skin that’s more even in both color and texture.

Typically, you can resume regular daily activities the same day as your treatment. If a more aggressive treatment if performed you may require a couple days of healing.

Immediately after the treatment, redness, swelling and/or brown debris at surface of the skin is common and typically lasts 2-24 hours but could last up to 3-5 days in some cases. We will discuss any other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care with you during the consultation.

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