Stretch Marks: Yes You Can Get Rid of Them

Stretch marks are completely natural, and they can happen to anyone. Rapid growth or weight gain, pregnancy, and simply being a woman can make you susceptible to this common condition. However, that doesn't mean you have to accept stretch marks permanently. 

If you find your stretch marks unsightly or embarrassing, you can have them removed. At Suite 200 Med Spa in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Dr. Thomas Lanchoney provides professional stretch mark removal through safe, effective laser treatments

What are stretch marks?  

Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched too quickly, causing scars to form underneath the surface of the skin. 

As mentioned above, stretch marks can appear after pregnancy, weight gain, or puberty-related growth spurts. Many women find that they have stretch marks somewhere on their body, and some have more than others. Men can also get stretch marks from rapid growth or weight gain. 

Stretch marks often appear as inverted tiger stripes, and might vary in color, width, and appearance. They can have a different texture (like ridges), and might even itch from time to time. They are most common on the hips, breasts, stomach, and thighs. Some people may also experience stretch marks on the upper arms and lower back. 

Getting rid of stretch marks

Stretch marks can be a source of self-consciousness and anxiety when going to the beach, wearing certain clothes, or having intimate relationships. You don't have to live with stretch marks forever. Many people find that these marks shrink or disappear over time, but you can speed up this process with laser treatment. 

Icon® laser therapy is an extremely effective form of stretch mark removal. It works by encouraging collagen and skin cell production, which fills in the stretch marks and blends them into the rest of your skin. 

Laser treatment is a comfortable process performed by a trained technician. Many people report only tingling or mild discomfort as the handheld device is used against their skin, and your technician can use a topical anesthetic if you're sensitive to the treatment. 

After a few treatments, you see an improvement in the treated areas. Laser treatments work naturally by encouraging cell production, which means it might take time for the results to appear. 

If you're interested in getting rid of your stretch marks, or just want to see what laser therapy can do for you, use our online booking tool or call 610-526-9000 to schedule a consultation

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