What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are unsightly areas of scarring and discoloration that run along certain areas of the body. These streaky lines are common among pregnant women, but can also show up during adolescent growth spurts and after significant weight gain. Traditional treatments for reducing stretch marks include using oil and frankincense, however, these options haven’t shown very promising signs. To really get rid of these lines for good, opting for a professional aesthetic treatment might be your best choice. At Helio Health & Wellness, we can help you regain your beautiful skin using our ICON™ laser and Potenza™ RF treatments.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
This skincare concern happens when our bodies produce excess amounts of cortisone. When levels of this hormone elevate, they reduce skin pliability and in turn lead to stretching. Cortisone prevents fibroblasts from forming collagen and elastin fibers, leading to the ridges in skin usually associated with stretch marks. The worst part is that once these marks appear on our skin, they typically result in scars that don’t go away without professional treatment.
How Can Helio Help Me?
At our Texas center, we usually address stretch marks using either the ICON™ or Potenza™ device. The Potenza™ uses ultrafine needles and radiofrequency to smooth out the skin, while the ICON™ uses fractional laser energy to almost the same effect. Both treatments can provide excellent results, but it will be up to you and Dr. Neyman to decide which would be best for your specific needs. Regardless of your choice, our dedicated team will do all we can to make sure you leave our center feeling happy and beautiful.
What Are the Results of Treatment?
The amount of sessions needed for complete stretch mark removal depends on the chosen device as well as the size and location of your marks. Both the Potenza™ and ICON™ treatments are generally tolerable and delivered with exceptional care. Following either treatment, you may notice some mild side effects such as redness or irritation. However, these side effects will subside in a couple of hours and will not require any downtime. After your completed session courses, as recommended by Dr. Neyman, you may see a dramatic improvement in your skin.
Stretch Marks Treatments in Austin, TX
Stretch marks can be tough to look at! Why not make the step to get rid of them for good? At Helio Health & Wellness, our priority is to provide you with effective treatments and results that you’ll love. To make an appointment, simply fill out the form below or give us a call at (512) 425-3840. We look forward to your visit!