Scars and stretch marks are both types of marks that affect the surface of the skin. Stretch marks can often look like long, thin scars. But the two are very different in the way they’re formed. Scars appear when an injury occurs, as the skin begins to heal collagen is produced in the area. As the collagen continues to fill the injured area, the skin can become raised and bumpy. With our state-of-the-art laser treatments, we can reduce the appearance of acne, injury or post-surgery scars. Laser resurfacing is an established technique to reduce the look of scars without harming the surrounding skin. By promoting skin cell renewal and collagen production; scars will slowly disappear through your body’s natural healing process to reveal smoother, more even-looking skin.
Stretch Marks occur when the skin is stretched too quickly, this can be due to weight gain, puberty and pregnancy. While the skin’s fibres allow for growth, the dermis can’t withstand abrupt changes in body mass. Consequently, the over stretching of the skin causes the dermis fibres to snap and the blood vessels contained in the deeper skin layers show on the skin’s surface, creating distinctive lines across the skin. Stretch marks first appear as reddish-purple lines which fade to silvery white and are commonly found on the arms, stomach, thighs, bottom and breast area. Laser therapy has the power to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks, without surgery or long periods of downtime.