Stretch marks are among the most difficult types of skin blemishes to remove. Many procedures exist to help us get rid of these unwanted marks, but not everyone wants to undergo an involved procedure that requires a great deal of recovery time. Thankfully, treating stretch marks effectively is easy with laser skin resurfacing.
Instead of putting up with stretch marks on your thighs, stomach, arms and elsewhere, you may consider some of the newest cosmetic technology available to ease or eliminate these scars. Laser skin resurfacing could be the fast and simplest option for you when it comes to treating stretch marks.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of laser technology to remove skin blemishes like stretch marks, acne scars and wrinkles. The laser gently removes each layer of skin one by one until the marks are significantly faded or gone altogether.
As the new skin grows in place of the old layers, it gives you a healthier, younger, and smoother appearance. Laser skin resurfacing can be done on its own or in conjunction with other cosmetic skin procedures.
Moreover, laser skin resurfacing is safe and can be performed on most patients who are in good overall health and over the age of 18. It is gentle, fast and requires little, if any, downtime.
How Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?
The treatment itself is relatively fast and simple. It begins with our specialist cleaning your skin and applying a topical ointment to relieve any minor discomfort you might feel during the process. We will then use the laser to remove skin layers one at a time in the targeted area. After the treatment is finished, your skin may be wrapped in gauze and bandaging.
The entire procedure is done in right here in our office. You do not have to check yourself into the hospital or stay overnight to undergo laser skin resurfacing.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery
Recovery typically takes just a few days. Afterward, you should notice a great improvement in the state of your skin.
During the recovery period, however, you should keep your skin clean and hydrated. We will give you instructions on how to clean the treated area as well as how to apply an antibiotic ointment that may be prescribed to you.
Laser skin resurfacing is increasingly popular option when it comes to treating stretch marks. This treatment can give you the smoother, younger and healthier look you want. It provides a safe alternative to traditional cosmetic surgeries that cause more discomfort and longer recovery times. We are pleased to offer laser skin resurfacing at Metairie Plastic Surgeons in New Orleans. Contact our office in Metairie to schedule your consultation and find out just how easy treating stretch marks can be with this option.