Weight changes, pregnancy, and even for no discernible reason, stretch marks happen to almost everyone and often appear on the belly, flanks, breasts, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. Can they be prevented? This is debatable. Can they be treated? Yes! Let’s talk about how to get rid of stretch marks without surgery.
How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Without Surgery
Stretch marks are thin skin scars which appear when the skin stretches quickly. This often occurs during pregnancy or fluctuating weight, though it can also just happen for no obvious reasons.
These scars can be white, red, or dark. In some cases, they can become irritated and itchy, making them absolutely unbearable.
Whether you have itching or just don’t like the look of your stretch marks, we have treatments to help you reduce the appearance of these thin-skinned scars and improve skin health in the area.
Microneedling for Stretch Marks
Microneedling safely creates micro-injuries and channels in the skin to promote collagen and elastin growth in the treatment area. It also breaks up scar tissue and allows nourishing skin care ingredients and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to penetrate more deeply.
After numbing the skin with topical lidocaine, the microneedling pen is passed over the treatment area. Your provider can adjust the depth of needle penetration, depending on your needs. After the procedure is completed, we will apply a topical solution and schedule a repeat appointment. Most patients require at least three treatments for full results.
After the treatment, your skin will be red and feel like you have a light sunburn. You may also experience peeling. This means the treatment is working, as microneedling also stimulates faster skin cell turnover.
RF-Microneedling for Stretch Mark Reduction
Microneedling meets radiofrequency (RF) energy to maximize results. The microneedles penetrate the skin, allowing for the RF skin tightening energy to hit deeper dermal layers. The combination further stimulates collagen and elastin while promoting skin tightening.
RF Microneedling is also a great treatment for an anti-aging, non-surgical alternative to tummy tucks and facelifts.
Plasma Pen Stretch Mark Treatment
The Plasma Pen uses short bursts of electrical energy to target small areas with incredible precision. Like microneedling and RF microneedling, the Plasma Pen creates micro-injuries in the skin. This stimulates fast results, treating stretch marks, scars, lines, and wrinkles. It even lifts and tightens skin, and offers amazing results around the eyes and lips. We offer a non-surgical eye lift using our Plasma Pen in Scottsdale and Chandler, AZ.
The area is prepped with a topical numbing cream. Once it takes effect, we begin treatment on the area. Results are surprisingly fast, requiring fewer treatments and little-to-no downtime.
Fraxel Laser for Stretch Mark Reduction
Laser skin resurfacing treatments like Fraxel can also work to reduce the appearance of stretch marks in some patients. Fraxel uses non-ablative laser technology to specifically target and treat with more precision than ablative CO2 lasers. When damaged skin is hit with the laser, it breaks up and triggers collagen and elastin growth. This speeds healing and reduces the appearance of imperfections on surface skin.
Like other treatments, the skin is prepped with a topical numbing cream. Once the cream takes effect, the laser treatment begins. The laser is taken across the area, precisely targeting damaged skin. After treatment, your skin will be red like a mild sunburn and feel mildly tender. It’s important to avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen.
A series of treatments is required to experience results.
How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks in Scottsdale and Chandler, AZ
Ultra Smooth Skin offers numerous non-surgical treatment options to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and other skin imperfections. We also sell top-of-the-line, professional-grade skin care products for home use which can further enhance your results.
If you wish to reduce the appearance of stretch marks in the Phoenix-area, Ultra Smooth Skin has three convenient locations in Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, and Chandler, AZ. We are located inside of the Gainey, DC Ranch, and Ocotillo Village Health Clubs & Spas.
Why Choose Ultra Smooth Skin to Get Rid of Stretch Marks?
Ultra Smooth Skin is a nationally recognized aesthetic medical practice, offering top results to patients using non-surgical cosmetic treatments. These treatments also include laser skin resurfacing, BOTOX & dermal filler injections, Thermage skin tightening, CoolSculpting body contouring and more. Our three locations are led by Certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and Medical Laser Safety Officer, Lisa Williams.
Book a Consultation Today
Are you ready to improve the look of your skin? Whether you have stretch marks, scars, cellulite, unwanted fat, or other imperfections you’re bothered by, we offer non-surgical procedures to help you achieve results. Book an appointment at one of our three convenient locations. Saturday appointments are also available!