For many people, both men and women, stretch marks make them feel insecure about their body. If you have lost and gained weight and lost again chances are that you have stretch marks. For women, pregnancy takes its toll on the body causing stretch marks on the abdomen and breasts. It used to be that all you could do was live with a road map of stretch marks on your body but with stretch mark removal treatments in St. Louis area, you have a chance to decrease their effects on you and your self-confidence.
What Types of Treatments are Available?
Laser treatments can be one of the best ways to diminish the appearance of stretch marks. They are also good for rosacea, certain birthmarks, and scarring. One of the options available is V-Beam laser treatments. That is a non-invasive form of treatment where light is scanned over the affected area. It is so safe that this type of treatment has been used on infants. You might find that after a treatment you notice some very minor bruising, some discoloration of skin tone which dissipates after a few weeks, and some redness. For the best results you might require as little as three sessions and up to as many as six treatments.
Best of All There is No Downtime
If you do experience redness it typically fades within an hour or two. Any swelling that can occur will be gone within a few hours and minor bruising generally is gone within anywhere between a day or a week. If you hide parts of yourself from view because you are self-conscious about your stretch marks, talk to a doctor at the Laser and Dermatologic Surgery Center in St. Louis to discuss your options and find out more about laser stretch mark removal.
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