Stretch Mark/Scar Removal
Stretch Mark/Scar Removal Specialist
Are you loving motherhood but not the stretch marks that came with it? Dr. Corey Hunt at Compass Family Medicine offers “mommy makeovers” to his patients in Newberry, South Carolina. With over 20 years of experience, he utilizes innovative laser therapy to remove unwanted scars and stretch marks. Call Dr. Hunt today or request an appointment online.
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are scars that occur when your skin stretches as you grow, like from a growth spurt, during pregnancy, or from rapid weight gain or weight loss. When stretched past a certain point, your skin literally tears and creates a scar.
Stretch marks often occur around your hips or low on your stomach during pregnancy. Some women also find them on their arms or on the insides of their thighs. Even young boys may get stretch marks on their backs as they grow taller or around their muscles if they grow quickly in size.
How does the Icon™ laser technology help with stretch marks and scar removal?
Stretch marks form because your skin has been overstretched, and they can’t always go away on their own because you no longer have the necessary collagen to eliminate them.
The Icon laser helps to remove stretch marks and scars by generating new tissue. The procedure involves microbeams of fractional laser light that pulses through the dermis layer of your skin, working to break down the stretch marks.
This process triggers your body to create new tissue, which results in the production of new collagen. This newly generated collagen leaves your stretch marks smoother and reduces their appearance.
What can I expect during Icon laser treatment?
Many patients describe the laser therapy experience to a feeling similar to someone snapping a rubber band on their skin. Dr. Hunt may offer to apply a topical numbing cream to cool your skin and minimize any type of discomfort you may have during the treatment.
The duration of your treatment sessions depends on the size of the treatment area. However, a typical session usually doesn’t last longer than an hour, nor does it require any downtime afterward. This is why many patients choose to have the procedure performed during their lunch break. You’re then free to return to work and your normal routine after the procedure.
Dr. Hunt typically recommends more than one session to successfully achieve your desired results.