Stretch Mark Removal Near Washington DC
Stretch marks are an unfortunate fact of life for many people. Anytime the skin has been stretched too far or too fast – such as during puberty, pregnancy, or weight change – these unsightly lines may appear. Stretch marks are normal but now you don’t have to live with them!
Beaux Arts is proud to introduce the ICON Lux1540 fractional non-ablative laser, the only FDA approved laser for stretch mark treatment. This treatment is safe for all skin types and can be combined with other procedures for body contouring such as VelaShapes II for cellulite reduction and Smartlipo for fat reduction.
Regardless of what caused your stretch marks, laser stretch mark removal is an advanced treatment that can help you get the clearer, smoother skin you desire. It’s a nonsurgical approach to improving stretch marks with well-tolerated treatments that require little to no downtime.
A few easy laser stretch mark removal treatments may be all it takes to reveal more beautiful, touchable skin that you’ll be proud to show off.
What types of stretch marks can be treated?
Laser stretch mark treatment can treat stretch marks caused by pregnancy, weight loss, weight gain and body changes due to puberty.
Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
Laser stretch mark removal can work on many skin types, including very light and very dark skin. Contact a provider to find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Laser stretch mark treatment can be used to enhance the results of other procedures such as body contouring, abdominoplasty, breast reduction and liposuction.
How does it work?
Dr.Banks uses a fractional laser from the company that invented focused micro-fractional laser technology. Laser stretch mark treatment uses short pulses of micro-fine laser light to reach deeply into the skin’s sub-layers, treating the aging support structure. Then the body’s natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin – the crucial building blocks of smooth skin. The new collagen can leave the stretch mark smoother in texture and reduce the appearance of the stretch mark on the skin by improving the color.
How long does it take?
The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Does it hurt?
Most people feel minimal discomfort during laser stretch mark removal treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people may need three to five treatment sessions for optimum aesthetic results.
How quickly will I recover?
Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.
Are there any side effects?
Typical side effects of stretch mark treatment include temporary redness, as well as itching and swelling at the treatment site, which typically lasts a few days.
Other possible side effects include blistering, bruising, prolonged redness, lightening or darkening of skin color, scarring, and removal or lightening of freckles.
There is a rare risk of infection.
Meet Dr. Nia Banks
Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Click to read more