While most people associate stretch marks with pregnancy, they are far more common than most people realize. They can appear on men and women, although they appear far more frequently in women than men. Stretch marks appear when the person’s skin is stretched and then allowed to return to its normal size in a relatively short period of time. They can be the result of pregnancy or significant weight gain and subsequent loss.

Reducing or Removing the Stretch Marks

One of the most common methods people use to reduce the appearance of stretch marks is to use a wide variety of creams and lotions. While this method might be the most affordable, if you were to ask the average person how successful these products are, you would find that in most cases they simply don’t work.

Dr. Sonny O uses a relatively new technology called IPL or Intense Pulsed Light as a stretch mark treatment with an amazing amount of success. This is a completely non-invasive procedure that uses carefully targeted pulses of intense light to treat the broken and dilated blood vessels that cause stretch marks. IPL treatment can be safely used without the risk of damaging surrounding healthy tissues.

Using IPL to treat stretchmarks offers slow improvement over the course of time. It typically takes four to six treatments for Dr. O to achieve maximum results with each treatment taking approximately 20 minutes to complete. These treatments are typically spaced out at intervals of approximately three weeks. The good news is that by spacing the IPL treatments out in this way, Dr. O will be able to gradually improve the looks of the person’s skin and be able to provide them with long lasting results. The number and length of the treatments will vary based on the extent and severity of the person’s stretch marks, along with their location.

Find Out if IPL Treatment for Stretchmarks Is Right for You

If you are interested in finding out whether or not IPL treatment for stretch marks is right for you, we invite you to contact us at (843) 388- 4939. During your free initial consultation, Dr. O will answer any questions you might have and assess you to see if you are a good candidate for IPL treatment. Why wait? Call us today to schedule your free consultation.