invisa-RED Laser Treatment Options for Stretch Mark Removal

The non-invasive way to get rid of stretch marks and rejuvenate your skin, invisa-RED repairs the area through a multi-faceted healing process.

How and Why our Bodies Develop Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are made when the skin stretches past its normal elasticity.  As this occurs, tiny tears are made on the surface causing the collagen and elastin to crack.  Collagen is necessary to provide structure and strength to the skin, elastin is what gives your skin its resilience.

When the skin begins to heal from these tears, stretch marks appear in the places where the elastin was broken and damaged.  The body must now produce enough collagen and elastin to repair the areas of stretched skin but if that process works too slowly or there isn’t enough of these proteins to repair the damage, the stretch marks can start to appear very dark in color.

Men and women can both develop stretch marks due to a variety of causes, the most common include rapid changes in weight gain and weight loss, hormonal changes due to adolescence or pregnancy or receiving hormonal replacement therapy, and individuals with a medical history of certain disorders of the adrenal gland.  All of these can play a significant role in causing stretch marks on the body.

Stretch Marks Caused by Weight Gain and Loss Through Adolescence

Puberty can bring an intense series of hormonal changes, causing sudden and extreme fluctuations in weight gain and weight loss through all three stages of adolescence.  This can be very stressful on the elastic fibers of the skin and interrupt the body’s normal production of collagen.

Stretch marks can be visible in both men and women during puberty but the areas of the body at which their stretch marks appear may be different.

The Appearance of Stretch Marks Due to Pregnancy

Hormonal fluctuations and weight gain are both significant factors in developing stretch marks that are most commonly found on the abdomen but can also appear at other areas of the body.   With the skin stretching in these areas, the elasticity triggers the production of collagen and elastin which acts as the foundation of the skin’s connective tissue and when these proteins are disrupted, scarring can occur on the surface layers of the dermis.  These can be very difficult to repair and conceal.

Changes in hormones and the skin stretching beyond its normal capacity to accommodate the fetus growing in the womb typically cause new stretch marks to become visible along the abdomen, particularly during the third trimester.

Developing Stretch Marks as a Result of Medical Disorders

Men and women with a medical history of illness affecting the adrenal gland can also be susceptible to developing stretch marks at various areas of the body.

In most cases, the disease that affects the adrenal gland causes elevated levels of glucocorticoid hormones in the body triggering rapid weight gain and disrupting the normal production of collagen and elastin, resulting in those tiny tears to form and damage the dermis as the skin rapidly stretches.

Stretch Mark Symptoms

The skin tissue will start to show both visible and tactile symptoms of damage and apparent stretch marks typically affect the skin color at the areas where the elastic fibers of the dermis have been torn and broken.  This discoloration indicates whether they are newer stretch marks or older stretch marks, and different treatment options can be developed to address these areas.

The tactile indications of stretch marks present a soft and loose texture since the dermis layer of the skin has been damaged.  When that occurs due to overstretching of the skin, it weakens elastic fibers, and the dermis can no longer keep the skin resilient.

As a result, the texture changes.  Skin that used to be strong and elastic is now too soft and lacks pliancy.

Flexibility has been compromised, leaving you with sunken discolored creases that feel slightly raised, most often located at areas of the body where increased amounts of fat are stored. Some of the most common are the abdomen, the thighs, hips, and buttocks, as well as the underarms, upper arms, and breasts.

Stretch marks may be present in different colors, typically red or white.

Red Stretch Marks

New stretch marks that have recently developed are recognizable by their reddish color on the surface of the skin.  This is due to broken blood vessels at the dermis layer which show through the skin and these newer stretch marks can change color and hue, becoming darker and resembling the appearance of bruising as the reddish tint turns redder or even purple as the bleeding eventually stops.

White Stretch Marks

Older stretch marks are often visible in the form of a white or silvery discoloration along the surface of the skin.  For individuals with darker pigments, the stretch marks may appear light brown.  These are signs that new stretch marks are healing and the red color is fading, the scar tissue is shrinking and losing its pigmentation.

But despite the healing factor involved, the visible discoloration of the stretch marks, regardless of how much they have begun to fade, reducing their appearance can be particularly difficult.

Treatment Options to Improve Stretch Marks

There are many different options on the market for treating and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.  Some of the most common are topical treatments but these have been met with varying degrees of success and while many stretch mark creams promise significant results, they tend to underperform.

Preventing stretch marks is often easier and more successful for keeping your skin looking its best.  But for stretch marks that already exist, the key to reducing their appearance is by promoting steady and robust collagen and elastin production to rebuild the collagen fibers of the damaged dermis.  This will help restore elasticity and resilience to the skin and remove the uneven texture and discoloration.

Collagen is a vital component of correcting the damage.  That’s why the best method to get rid of stretch marks is laser treatment. Our invisa-RED technology is at the forefront of the most effective laser therapies for treating stretch marks through multiple processes.

Why invisa-RED is the Best Choice to Treat Stretch Marks

invisa-RED is more effective than stretch mark creams and cosmetic surgery procedures that may or may not prove successful after recovery and healing.  Our non-invasive method can drastically reduce the appearance of stretch marks from any area of the body by stimulating skin cell rejuvenation and promoting collagen growth to repair the damage that has occurred.

Laser therapies are highly effective for reducing new stretch marks and older stretch marks that have marred the surface of the skin for any length of time.

invisa-RED laser treatments work in multiple ways, by heating the cells of the epidermis to trigger the natural production of vital proteins including collagen and elastin for healing the damage, boost circulation and blood flow to aid in the healing process, and tighten the skin to reduce the size and depth of the stretch marks to restore a smooth texture to the skin.

How Many invisa-RED Treatments are Required?

Each client is different, which is why we develop a customized treatment schedule to address your particular stretch mark challenges.  Depending on the amount of work necessary to achieve the desired results, multiple treatments per week may be required.  The length of the sessions may vary based on the client’s needs and the rate of collagen growth after each treatment.

Are the Treatments Painful?

No.  Since invisa-RED is a non-invasive, non-surgical method for treating stretch marks there is no pain or discomfort and no downtime or recovery period after each session.  There is no need to miss work or make any adjustments to your normal everyday routine.

Call Weight Achievement Center Today and Get Rid of Stretch Marks Fast

Our clinicians are ready to help address your stretch mark issues with effective treatments that bring real results.  Give us a call at (407) 434-0533 and schedule an initial consultation today.

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