Stretch Mark Removal on Long Island
Stretch marks are colored lines or streaks on your skin from weight gain or growth. They often begin as red or purple, but fade to white or silvery streaks over time. The difference in color distinguishes how old the marks are. Newer, red stretch marks are generally easier to treat and remove, but both red and white stretch marks can be reduced by treating with microdermabrasion, laser therapy, or microneedling.
If you have stretch marks that you’d like to remove, contact us to schedule your free consultation. You’ll meet with one of our licensed estheticians to determine the treatment plan that will work best for you.
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks, or striae distensae, are a challenging cosmetic problem because they form deep within the dermis. When the skin undergoes a period of rapid stretching, the stress causes damage to the skin’s connective tissues. As the tears are repaired, small red scars form resulting in the familiar appearance. While their color may fade over time, the lines will usually remain, often becoming white. In many cases, stretch marks form following these occurrences:
- Rapid growth spurts (usually during puberty)
- Extreme weight gain/loss in short periods of time
- Body building workouts – quick and substantial muscle growth
How can you improve the appearance of stretch marks?
While completely preventing Striae or completely removing them is currently not possible, you can still improve their appearance immensely. Alma’s radiofrequency and laser-based treatments improve the color and skin texture associated with striae, with minimal pain and downtime. The treatments stimulate natural healing processes that result in the production of new collagen and elastic fibers. This process eventually helps to replace the older scarred tissue with smoother skin, minimizing the appearance of stretch marks and leaving patients with better-looking skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Stretch marks can be treated anywhere on the body!
Pain levels will vary depending on the method of treatment discussed between you and your esthetician. Each of the 3 stretch mark treatment options have minimal to moderate levels of pain sensations.
The number of treatments required will depend on the size of the area you wish to treat, the age and severity of the stretch marks, as well as the method chosen to treat them.
Spider Vein Removal Before and After
**Results may vary. We are reputable for complete customer satisfaction for completed treatments. Before & After images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. No treatment is promised to provide permanent results. A guarantee is neither provided nor implied. Statements estimating treatment duration and the number of treatments required are bases on the typical experience of our patients, however individual experiences may vary.