What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks, also known as striae, appear as areas of scarring and discoloration along certain parts of the body. The appearance of these discolored lines is common among pregnant women. They may also occur due to adolescent growth spurts and weight gain. Having these marks on certain parts of your body may make you feel quite self-conscious. The usual go-to for addressing this problem is using over-the-counter creams, but often, that’s not enough. At Montana Aesthetics, we offer the powerful ICON laser treatment. This treatment can address this issue and help you improve the quality of your skin.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Striae develop due to an increase in cortisone in the body. When levels of this hormone elevate, they reduce skin pliability and in turn lead to stretching. Cortisone prevents fibroblasts from forming collagen and elastin fibers and leads to the ridges in skin typically associated with striae. Once these marks appear, they usually remain indefinitely without proper treatment.
Treating Stretch Marks With ICON
At Montana Aesthetics, we use the powerful ICON laser to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and help improve overall skin texture. The ICON uses advanced fractional laser technology to target and break down these streaky lines while promoting new collagen production. After treatment, the marks slowly disappear through your body’s natural healing process revealing smoother, more even-looking skin.
As new skin cells form, the treated stretch marks will become smaller and thinner.* There may be some immediate redness after your procedure, but it will subside in a matter of hours. The laser smooths the texture of your skin, helping it feel rejuvenated.* Several treatment sessions may be needed for best results, however no downtime is required after sessions.* Following your visit, you are free to go about the rest of your day!
Treating Stretch Marks in Helena, MT
At Montana Aesthetics, we value the hard work you do to always look your best and want to help you achieve your beauty goals. If you’ve longed for a solution to get rid of your stretch marks, we welcome you to visit our center and experience the ICON laser system. To set up an appointment at our Helena center, please fill out the form below or give us a call at (406) 443-7200. We look forward to seeing you!