Stretch Mark Treatment with IPL in Charleston
Using IPL to Treat Stretchmarks
Stretch marks are typically associated with the after effects of pregnancy, however, they are far more common than most people realize. They can happen to men as well as women and at virtually any age. They typically occur when an area of skin has been stretched excessively in a very short period of time before being reduced back to its normal size. There are many common ways people use to try and reduce their appearance, including lotions and creams. However, these methods are generally not very effective. Is there a way to successfully reduce or eliminate the appearance of stretch marks? Dr. Sonny O is now using IPL or Intense Pulsed Light to treat stretchmarks with exceptional results.
How Does IPL Treat Stretchmarks?
IPL is a very gentle non-invasive procedure that uses carefully targeted pulses of high energy light to treat the broken and dilated blood vessels responsible for stretch marks. The procedure does so without the risk of damaging nearby healthy tissue. At the same time, the IPL's energy stimulates the healthy skin cells located under the stretchmarks causing the development of new collagen. Over time this results in slow improvement in the color, texture, and irregularity of the stretchmarks. The goal of IPL treatment for stretch marks is not to completely eliminated them, but to reduce their appearance to a more acceptable appearance.
When is IPL Stretch Mark Treatment Recommended?
It is up to Dr. O to determine whether or not you are a successful candidate for IPL stretch mark treatment. His evaluation will take into account the severity of your stretch marks and their extent. Once he is satisfied that you are a good candidate, you will be scheduled for a series of IPL treatments at intervals of approximately three weeks. The sessions typically take about 20 minutes and you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately following treatment. By spreading the treatment out, Dr. O will be able to achieve the highest level of success.
Learn More about Using IPL to Treat Stretchmarks
If you are interested in learning more about IPL stretch mark treatment, contact us at (843) 388-4939. We can schedule your free initial consultation where Dr. O will go over your health and your expectations to see if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment.