Using Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing | Is it Worthwile?
Want to blast your stretch marks away without worrying about an invasive surgery or spending a couple of months applying a topical cream to the affected areas? Laser technology, which has mostly been associated with removing scars and wrinkles, can also be used to get rid of stretch marks through fractional laser skin resurfacing.
About Fractional Laser Treatment
Here's a video of doctors talking about how these lasers work to eradicate marks:
These lasers are approved by the FDA and certainly work well. The doctors also mention using IPL for getting rid of the discoloration from marks and a surgical procedure that is often used in a Mommy Makeover which is used sometimes to treat marks.
The only thing that they said that we don't agree with is their statement that stretch mark removal creams don't work. Let's be honest here, these physicians are essentially making an infomercial designed to convince people to use their clinic for pricey laser treatments. While creams are definitely slower, they DO work for most people when used regularly.
We've found that proper creams like TriLASTIN-SR stretch mark cream and Mederma work exceptionally well when used as directed and typically require 4-8 weeks before you'll see improvement. Is it as fast as a laser?
Of course not, but it still works. So, if you're a bit more patient and want to get results without having to spend a small fortune we strongly suggest trying a topical cream before going the laser route.
But if you prefer faster results and are capable of dropping several hundred dollars at a time (around $320 per session), fractional laser treatments can eliminate stretch marks quickly. It's important to remember that you need 3-5 treatments to completely get rid of marks, though. These treatments usually take 30-45 minutes each.
STRETCH MARK CREAM - Using sustained-release technology targeted for stretch mark removal, TriLASTIN-SR Maximum Strength Stretch Mark Cream delivers visible results for all stretch marks in as little as 3 weeks.
FOR ALL TYPES OF STRETCH MARKS - Stretch marks are tears that occur in the dermal layer of the skin due to things like pregnancy, excessive weight gain, adolescent growth spurts or bodybuilding. Reduce the appearance of all types with TriLASTIN stretch marks cream.
SEE RESULTS IN 3 WEEKS - Features our exclusive Sequenced Diffusion Delivery System (SDDS), which protects the skin and provides a sequenced release of active ingredients for stretch mark removal. This sustained-release system works at your skin's pace, and according to your skin's needs over a longer period of time. Depending on the nature and severity of the stretch marks, results may be seen in as little as 3 weeks while full efficacy can take 60 days or longer to fully realize.
EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE INGREDIENTS - TriLASTIN-SR Maximum Strength Stretch Mark Cream is a targeted formula with ingredients like our powerful, multi-vitamin complex, BeauPlex VH, amino acid rich Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Vitamin E, collagen and elastin.
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