Stretch marks and scars, whether from surgeries, pregnancy, or acne, can cause embarrassment and lead you to cover your skin with heavy makeup or long layers. With the help of Dr. Steve Lasater and cutting-edge laser treatments, you can reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks and stop hiding.
At Optimal Wellness Medical, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, you can finally feel confident showing off some skin. Call today to learn more about the procedure and to book your initial consultation with Dr. Lasater.
Scars and Stretch Marks Q & A
How does scar removal work?
At Optimal Wellness Medical, Dr. Lasater uses the innovative CynosureⓇ Icon™ Aesthetic System to treat scars and stretch marks. This reduces their appearance and smoothes your skin.
This state-of-the-art equipment uses fractional laser light to penetrate deep into your skin, directly impacting scar tissue and the pigmentation that sometimes occurs with stretch marks. Because of its unique design, the Icon laser does not damage surrounding tissue.
The fractional laser light pulses into your scar tissue, breaking up the damaged cells in your skin’s support structures – this leads to scarring, which stimulates your body’s natural healing response, including an increase in collagen and elastin. (Two proteins that are necessary for healthy, youthful looking skin!)
Your body naturally removes the old cells and replaces them with new, healthy ones, improving the texture and appearance of your skin.
When can you see results from laser scar removal?
The time it takes for scars and stretch marks to fade depends on a variety of factors, including the size and depth of the scar. In most cases, Dr. Lasater recommends 3-7 treatments for surgical and acne scars, while stretch mark removal typically takes 3-5 treatments.
Skin improvements begin to occur after your first treatment and progressively become more noticeable. Because of the long-lasting effects of laser treatment, maximum benefits show up about four months after your final treatment.
What are the benefits of laser treatments for scar and stretch mark removal?
Scars and stretch marks are no longer a lifelong fight. Now, with fractional laser technology, you can remove surgical scars, acne scars, and stretch marks with an easy and effective procedure.
Some of the benefits you can expect from the Icon scar and stretch mark removal treatment include:
- Little to no downtime
- Minimal discomfort
- Noninvasive treatment
- Short procedure time
- Excellent outcomes
What’s more, the Icon system is safe to be used anywhere on the body – including the face – and is effective on practically every skin type.