Scar and Stretch Mark Therapy
Multiple techniques are used to help minimize the appearance of all types of scars and stretch marks.
What is scar and stretch mark therapy?
Multiple techniques are used to minimize the appearance of all types of scars and stretch marks. Therapy treatments include fractionated lasers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, fillers, IPL photofacials, and cortisone injections. By using several modalities and tailoring scar and stretch mark therapy to your particular imperfections, we can improve the appearance and health of your skin.
How scar and stretch mark therapy works
Raised scars occur when fibroblasts heal in a jumbled, confused way. Fractionated lasering breaks up the fibroblasts so that they can lay flatter and more evenly. Chemical peels and microdermabrasions help to exfoliate the scars. They smooth out the texture and remove some of the pigmentation. Fillers are great for acne scarring or any other lesion that causes depressions in the skin. By adding volume underneath the scar, your texture will be more even. IPL photofacials can help eliminate either the red or brown colors of scars. Finally, cortisone injections reduce inflammation and can soften tough, overgrown scars.
What to expect during your appointment
Scar and stretch marks therapy always begins with a consultation. After carefully analyzing the areas to be treated, we will come up with a treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle and that will best treat your type of scar. Each session may be different, so treatment times cannot be estimated. Please refer to other sections for more in-depth information on treatments.
Length of results
Once you complete your series, results can be considered permanent. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. Your lifestyle and type of skin will determine how long your results truly last. The more sun exposure your scar or stretch marks get, the faster they will return to their original state. Also, some people have skin that are prone to scarring – they may need to do additional touch-up treatments.
Each session should be scheduled at least 4-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments is completely dependent upon the scar or stretch mark. Small, fresh scars may need only 2-3 treatments while a large, 10-year old tummy tuck scar can take 5-8 sessions. We will provide you with a better timeline during your consultation.
Request a free consultation in Beverly Hills
Since consultations are crucial with scar and stretch mark therapy, we encourage you to request one at our skincare center in Los Angeles. We provide free consultations to new patients and we have the technology and expertise to improve your skin. To get started, text us at (424) 256-5272 or request a consultation online.