CO2 laser treatment for stretch marks in Walnut Creek
Women who have experienced pregnancy often suffer from skin
imperfections such as stretch marks. They can also affect men and women
who have gained a lot of weight in a short period of time. Stretch marks
may also be noticeable on the skin of teenagers who have experienced
rapid growth spurts. These marks are caused by deep tears in the dermis
layer of the skin. It creates a thin later on the upper layer of the
skin known as the epidermis. This textural irregularity and surface
changes can look white and are normally permanent.
However, Dr. Christine Lee of the East Bay Laser and Skin Care Center, Inc. welcomes patients to her practice to learn about using CO2 laser therapy to address stretch marks. Patients in the Walnut Creek area can use this treatment to treat these imperfections most anywhere on the body. The most popular areas for treatment include the breasts, abdomen, and thighs. Co2 laser therapy has been shown to be much more effective than other methods that patients try to reduce their appearance such as topical medications and creams.
The fractional CO2 laser therapy is the best, most aggressive option for treating stretch marks on the skin. It resurfaces the skin by making small punctures in the skin to stimulate skin cell turnover and the development of necessary collagen to improve the thickness and firmness of the skin. Patients will find that several treatments spaced several months apart will result in the best results.
Treatment is done with topical lidocaine applied to the skin to help numb it before the device is used on the skin. Patients may also be advised to take oral pain medication before their appointment to enjoy optimal comfort. After treatment, patients are advised to protect their skin from the sun.
Men and women in the Walnut Creek area seeking assistance in targeting unwanted stretch marks on the skin are welcome to visit the East Bay Laser and Skin Care Center, Inc. to speak with Dr. Christine Lee and determine if fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is the most appropriate choice of treatment.