Say Goodbye to Stretch Marks with Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Are you unhappy with visible stretch marks on your body? These lines are narrow bands of scars that result from the rapid growth or shrinking of skin tissue. The collagen and elastin that support the skin can’t keep up with the changes and rupture as a result. When the skin heals, the scars are left behind.

These stretch mark bands, or stria, are hyperpigmented, giving them a red appearance at first. As time goes by, many stretch marks fade to an almost silver-looking row of thin scars.Stretch marks can make you feel self conscious or hesitant to wear clothes that show the stria. Fortunately, stretch marks can be easily and safely treated at Foye MD and Spa to make them less noticeable.

Main causes of stretch marks

There are many reasons for stretch marks to occur, Some are completely natural; others are prompted by lifestyle choices or by medical conditions.

Stretch marks seem to run in families, perhaps due to a genetic component of skin elasticity or to a lack thereof.

Best treatment for stretch marks

The most effective treatment for stretch marks is a process known as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. At Foye MD and Spa, we provide IPL therapy to help decrease the visibility of stretch marks. IPL can be used safely in conjunction with other services we offer.

IPL therapy is non-invasive and can be completed in a few monthly visits of 20-30 minutes each. Most patients report no more discomfort that a rubber band being snapped lightly on the skin. In addition, a cream can be applied before treatment to reduce any subsequent discomfort.

IPL also prompts the body to produce collagen, naturally filling in stretch marks and helping to minimize the looks of stria. IPL used in conjunction with a skin peel can often result in more elastic skin that can also resist further stretching while reducing the visibility of stretch marks.  

If you are unhappy with the look of stretch marks on your skin, you have options. Call Foye MD and Spa at 979-209-0033 or contact our office to book a skin care consultation today.

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