After having a baby, unwelcome stretch marks can make you feel insecure about your body. Stretch marks develop when the skin is stretched rapidly, often because of natural life developments like pregnancy, puberty or weight fluctuations. Icon laser treatments can help you reduce the appearance of stretch marks without causing painful side effects.
How Do Laser Stretch Mark Treatments Work?
The Icon uses fractional laser light beams to reach deep below the surface of the skin to effectively target stretch marks. The Icon’s laser light pulses stimulate the body’s healing response to generate new skin cells. As new collagen develops, stretch marks are naturally filled in with new skin cells and fade away without harming the surrounding skin. Icon laser stretch mark treatments are safe for most skin types.
What to Expect During Icon Laser Stretch Mark Removal
Laser stretch mark treatments last less than 30 minutes. Most patients will need three to five treatments to see the best improvements in stretch mark texture and appearance. Patients may experience some slight discomfort when the laser is applied, but a cooling cream can be provided to make the procedure more comfortable. Most people can resume their normal activities immediately following treatment.