If you’re dissatisfied with the look of stretch marks due to pregnancy or weight loss, the providers at Horizons Health & Wellness in Bridgewater and Brockton, Massachusetts, offer non-invasive aesthetic services to treat imperfections like stretch marks. Using the Icon™ Aesthetic System, they help you achieve your cosmetic goals and enjoy long-lasting results with smoother skin. Schedule a consultation online by clicking 'Book Online' below, or call the office to learn more about Icon™ laser treatments.
Stretch marks look like lines or stripes on your skin. These marks form when your skin stretches rapidly, and they may appear glossy or have a different texture than other areas of your skin. Depending on your skin tone, the color of stretch marks can be white, pinkish, purple, or dark brown.
Areas most prone to stretch marks include the:
Stretch marks form when the skin is stretched quickly, causing damage. This type of stretching usually occurs during adolescence, pregnancy, or as a result of bodybuilding or other rapid weight gain. The hormonal changes associated with these conditions or the use of steroid medications may also contribute to stretch mark formation. Sometimes a medical condition called Cushing’s syndrome causes stretch marks due to excess levels of the hormone cortisol.
The providers at Horizons Health & Wellness have extensive training in the use of the Icon™’s noninvasive laser technology to erase stretch marks and improve the overall health of your skin.* After a review of your medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate for the laser procedure, a customized treatment plan is created based on your cosmetic goals.
During the procedure, a handheld device is used to deliver the laser treatment. The technology uses microbeams of light to penetrate your skin and trigger your body’s natural healing response. New, healthy skin cells replace damaged cells in the stretch marks and provide you with smoother, more even-toned skin.
The procedure to treat stretch marks is fast and painless. Several treatments over the course of a few weeks may be recommended to achieve optimal results. You may experience mild swelling and redness in the treatment area that resolves in a few days, and you may notice results after the first session.
The Icon™ laser technology is a safe, effective treatment offering several benefits, including:
In addition to erasing stretch marks, the Icon™ laser system is also effective at treating other skin imperfections, such as surgical and acne scars. It can also be used to treat other skin issues that cause skin discoloration with noticeable brown patches.
Book an appointment online or by phone to learn more about how treatment with the Icon™ laser system may be helpful for you.
*Individual results may vary.
Before & Post 3 Tx
Photos Courtesy of S. Doherty, MD
Horizon’s Health and Wellness offers Nitronox! Nitronox is a delivery system that provides a gas mixture of 50% medical nitrous oxide and 50% medical oxygen and is used to help ease discomfort during some medical and aesthetic procedures. The gas mixture is a safe, self-administered by the patient through a mask or mouthpiece in which the patient inhales as needed. When it’s administered, patients are awake, responsive, and breathing on their own.
Once you stop inhaling the gas mixture it will be completely out of your system within 5-10 minutes. You will start feeling back to normal almost immediately. If you do not like how you feel during your self-administered application, you can stop and breathe room air, which should quickly reverse any negative effects. The effects of nitrous oxide are completely out of your system within a few minutes. Patients can safely drive home about 10 minutes after ceasing use of nitrous oxide and oxygen.