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Wonderful life events such as pregnancy and building a fitter, more muscular body can leave you with something not so wonderful: stretch marks. If you have stretch marks caused by pregnancy, weight gain, body building, or other reasons, the certified aestheticians at Body Sculpt in McLean, Virginia, improve and fade them with cutting-edge Icon™ laser technology. Get back to smooth, clear skin by calling Body Sculpt for a private stretch-mark reduction treatment. You can also book your appointment online.

Why do I have stretch marks?

Stretch marks are a sign that your body moved too quickly for your skin to catch up. Stretch marks typically appear when your skin is stretched so suddenly that it doesn’t have time to produce enough collagen to accommodate the new area it must cover.

The stretched areas of your skin are marked with long, thin ripples known as stria. Fresh stretch marks may look reddish, pink, or have a purple-blue tone. Over time, stretch marks tend to become thinner and paler, but they rarely fade on their own without treatment.   

Stretch marks may be caused by:

  • Childhood growth spurts
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast implants
  • Increased muscle mass (bodybuilding)
  • Steroids
  • Conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome or Marfan syndrome
  • Genetics

What parts of the body get stretch marks?

Stretch marks may appear on almost any area of your body that is susceptible to sudden growth due to fat or muscle gain. Common areas for stretch marks include:

  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Torso
  • Buttocks
  • Hips

How can I get rid of stretch marks?

Children and adolescents who develop stretch marks as a result of a growth spurt almost never need stretch-mark treatment. Childhood stretch marks tend to fade on their own.

Topical treatments containing retinoid or other collagen boosters may help slightly improve the appearance of stretch marks. You can get a more dramatic improvement in your stretch marks with laser therapy.

How does laser therapy remove my stretch marks?

The Icon uses short pulses of laser light to target old, damaged tissue. Your body then eliminates the destroyed cells through your lymph system. This process stimulates your skin to build healthy new collagen, improving the look and feel of your skin.

Laser stretch mark removal with Icon™ technology involves directing concentrated laser light at stretch marks, breaking down damaged skin to stimulate healing. This advanced process encourages the production of collagen and elastin, crucial for skin regeneration. As new skin forms, stretch marks fade, becoming less visible. This method is precise, targeting only the affected areas without harming surrounding skin, making it an effective solution for improving skin texture and appearance. The treatment is designed to be safe, with minimal risk, promoting healthier-looking skin.

Advantages of Icon stretch mark reduction treatments  

When your aesthetics professional at Body Sculpt treats your stretch marks with the Icon laser, you can expect benefits such as:

  • Fast Treatment Time: The laser stretch mark treatment is known for its swift process, often completed in a short span. This makes it highly convenient for those with busy schedules, offering an efficient solution without requiring a significant time commitment.

  • Little to No Discomfort: The treatment is designed to be comfortable, minimizing pain and discomfort. This aspect makes it a preferred choice for those wary of invasive or painful procedures, ensuring a more pleasant treatment experience.

  • Little to No Downtime: Post-treatment recovery is minimal, allowing patients to return to their daily activities almost immediately. This lack of downtime is advantageous for those who cannot afford lengthy recovery periods, making it a practical choice for busy lifestyles.

  • Dramatic Improvement in the Look of Your Stretch Marks: The treatment yields noticeable improvements in the appearance of stretch marks. Patients can expect a significant reduction in visibility, leading to more uniform and aesthetically pleasing skin.

  • Healthier Looking Skin on Treatment Area: The laser not only addresses stretch marks but also promotes overall skin health. The treated area often shows improved texture and tone, resulting in healthier, rejuvenated skin.

If you’d like to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks, contact the certified Icon technicians at Body Sculpt. You can also book a private stretch mark reduction treatment by using the online appointment form.

Is laser stretch mark removal suitable for all skin types?

Laser treatments can be adjusted to be safe for most skin types. However, effectiveness and safety can vary, so it’s crucial to consult with a specialist to assess your specific case.

The number of sessions required can vary based on the severity and age of the stretch marks, as well as the individual’s skin type and healing response.

Post-treatment, there may be mild redness and swelling, similar to a sunburn. Specific aftercare instructions will be provided to ensure proper healing.