What are stretch marks?
When the skin has been stretched too far or too fast – such as during puberty, pregnancy or weight fluctuations – these unsightly lines appear. Finally, there is a fractional laser treatment that will reveal smooth and touchable skin.
How does it work?
- This fractional technology delivers pulses of laser light into the skin to target and break down the stretch marks.
- This will help generate healthy new tissue to form in its place that is smoother and more even in skin tone.
Why Choose Icon™ For Stretch Mark Removal?
The benefits of laser stretch mark removal are clear:
- Smoother, better looking skin without surgery
- No downtime
- Comfortable treatment sessions
- Only laser technology FDA-cleared
What type of result can I expect?
Expect to see an improvement in both the tone and texture of your stretch marks.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
When can I resume my daily activities?
Typically you may resume your daily activities immediately following the treatment session.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people need four to eight treatment sessions for desired results.
What can I expect following the treatment?
You may experience a temporary redness and swelling of the stretch marks which could last a few days. Speak with your provider to discuss other possible side-effects and the necessary post-treatment care.
FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING – ICON™ TECHNOLOGY by Cynosure
From minimal texture irregularities to deep surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, acne scars, or anything in between, most people have experienced some kind of textural concerns that bother them. Some service options available for these types of concerns are not as aggressive as a laser resurfacing treatment. They help to slightly improve damage; however a deeper more aggressive treatment option can be preformed to safely and quickly repair the skin with minimal downtime.
What is FRACTIONAL LASER SKIN RESURFACING?
This diode laser system is FDA and Health Canada approved. It can treat scars, deep wrinkles, acne pitting and stretch marks. It is a non-surgical treatment, with minimal down time, mild discomfort and long lasting results
How does the Fractional Skin Resurfacing work?
Laser skin resurfacing uses fractional microbeam technology to emit columns of laser energy deep into the skin. It will selectively target and break down scar tissue or textural imperfections. By delivering the energy into microbeams, the body’s natural healing process will create new healthy cells faster, reducing any potential experienced downtime. The increase of collagen and elastin will help to rebuild depth loss and smooth out skin textures.
What to expect during and after the treatment?
Every patient’s experience is different: it depends on how aggressive the treatment is. Most patients tolerate this treatment very well. Our medical aestheticians can apply a numbing cream to help with the discomfort. Multiple sessions are needed for optimal results. One should notice an improvement one month post each session. Our patients love how effective this treatment is, and that it only requires minimal down time. Most of our patients have described the after treatment time as a sun burn sensation accompanied with minor swelling for 24-48 hours post treatment. The treatment takes approximately 30 – 60 minutes to complete and typically you can resume your regular daily activities.
What is this treatment for?
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing is ideal for:
- Deep facial wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Mouth wrinkles
- Eye wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Acne Scars
- Surgical Scars
- Stretch Marks
- Uneven Skin Texture