Certain marks and scars can seem permanent but can actually be removed with the right treatment. Here at Le Parlour, we offer treatments for stretch marks using the Aura™ Deep Fractional RF skin resurfacing device. We also offer LED Light Therapy for those who want a completely non-invasive option. Get in touch with our NYC office to learn more about these options and determine what’s best for you.
Why Are Stretch Marks Hard to Get Rid Of?
Stretch marks are scars and form due to the disruption of underlying collagen and elastin fibers. Once these areas are disrupted, they can’t be treated easily. While many believe that over-the-counter creams and substances like coconut oil can effectively remove stretch marks, these treatments haven’t been proven effective in providing dramatic results. For the maximum treatment of the area, procedures like microneedling are needed.
Why Choose Aura™ RF Skin Resurfacing?
The Aura™ device is an advanced microneedling that features radiofrequency energy. This combination not only stimulates the production of collagen and elastin but enhances it as well. Targeted areas are healed rapidly and rejuvenated – significantly reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
During an Aura™ treatment, the device is applied against the skin’s surface. Microneedles penetrate the skin, and radiofrequency energy is released. These actions stimulate natural healing both on the surface and under the surface of the skin. As the skin heals, stretch mark appearance gradually reduces, resulting in a smoother skin texture and improved appearance.
Skin is improved after an Aura™ session and continues to improve over time as it heals. Several sessions may be needed to get the best outcome from these treatments. Our laser technician and aesthetician, Maya, has over 18 years of experience addressing skin issues and will work with you to create an ideal treatment schedule.
Schedule an Appointment Now with Le Parlour
If you have stretch marks on your body that you want to get rid of, our Aura™ treatments may be right for you. We also offer LED Laser Therapy for those who want a non-invasive option. Learn more about our treatment options and schedule your appointment at our Flatiron office by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (347) 387-7195.
Stretch Mark Treatments FAQs
What are stretch marks and how can they be treated?
Stretch marks are a type of scar that develops when the skin is stretched beyond its normal capacity, causing small tears in the dermis layer. They often occur during periods of rapid growth, such as pregnancy or puberty, and can also be caused by weight gain or loss. Stretch marks can be treated using various methods, including laser therapy, micro-needling, and topical creams.
How does laser therapy help in treating stretch marks?
Laser therapy is a popular treatment for stretch marks, as it helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can help to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. The laser energy is delivered to the affected area, causing the skin to heat up and trigger a healing response. This can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.
Is laser therapy painful?
Most patients report feeling a mild discomfort during laser therapy, which is often described as a snapping or stinging sensation. However, a topical anesthetic cream can be applied to the skin before the treatment to help minimize any discomfort.
How many sessions of laser therapy are required to treat stretch marks?
The number of sessions required for optimal results will depend on the severity of your stretch marks and your individual goals. Most patients require between 3-6 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve noticeable results. However, the exact number of sessions needed may vary from patient to patient.
What can I expect during laser therapy treatment for stretch marks?
During the treatment, a special handpiece will be passed over your skin, delivering the laser energy to the affected area. You may feel a mild warmth or tingling sensation as the laser energy is applied. The treatment typically takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
What can I expect after laser therapy treatment for stretch marks?
After the treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, and mild discomfort, similar to a sunburn. These side effects should subside within a few days. You should avoid direct sun exposure and wear sunscreen to protect your skin. It is also important to avoid using any harsh skincare products or exfoliants for a few days following the treatment.
What other treatments are available for stretch marks?
In addition to laser therapy, other treatments for stretch marks include micro-needling, topical creams, and chemical peels. Micro-needling involves using a special device to create tiny punctures in the skin, which triggers a healing response and stimulates collagen production. Topical creams may contain ingredients such as retinoids or vitamin C, which can help to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Chemical peels involve using a special solution to remove the outer layer of skin, which can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Your dermatologist can help you determine the best treatment option for your individual needs.