Fractional Laser Technology
Fractional laser technology works by delivering tiny, controlled beams of laser light to the skin, creating micro-injuries in the targeted area. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, which can improve the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
The laser energy helps stimulate the production of collagen, a key protein in skin elasticity and repair. Increased collagen production can lead to smoother, more even-toned skin.
Multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve the desired results. The exact number of sessions needed can vary depending on the severity of the stretch marks or scars and the individual’s skin type.
Downtime and Recovery
After a laser treatment session, there may be some redness, swelling, and discomfort, similar to a sunburn. Patients typically need to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by their dermatologist to minimize these side effects and promote proper healing.
Improvement in the appearance of stretch marks and scars can be gradual and may continue to improve over several months as the body’s natural healing processes take effect. However, it’s important to understand that laser treatments may not completely eliminate stretch marks or scars but can significantly reduce their visibility.