Most stretch marks are caused by pregnancy or weight loss/gain, which can both result in the breakdown of collagen in the skin. Although stretch marks cannot be reversed, they can be removed by resurfacing the skin and stimulating new collagen formation. With four convenient locations serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine, Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia, offers stretch mark removal.
One of the most effective systems to improve the skin’s appearance is fractional resurfacing. By altering the damaged areas and prompting the fibroblasts to divide, the laser’s potent energy is able to encourage the thickening of collagen and regenerated new skin cells to change the stretch mark tissue. Once the stretch mark tissue resembles the normal skin, the treatment process is completed. This effective stretch mark removal treatment typically requires multiple sessions to show noticeable results.
Stretch Marks – Old and New, White and Red
The most common types of skin lesions are stretch marks. Stretch marks are sometimes mistaken as scars. The two kinds of stretch marks are red and white. While older and mature stretch marks are silver or white, newer stretch marks are often red or purple. Pregnant women are prone to develop stretch marks. Adolescent females and males may also develop stretch marks during puberty.
Comfort and Contact Cooling
In order for the treatments to be as comfortable and smooth as possible, the Palomar® Lux1540 delivers its microbeams with one short and quick pulse. The treatment also provides active contact cooling. Patients will receive topical numbing when undergoing the Palomar® Lux1540 treatment.
Ideal Candidates for Stretch Mark Removal
The perfect candidates for stretch mark removal are men, women, and children who would like to remove red or white striae that are the result of growth spurts, excess weight gain or bodybuilding. The most typical clients for stretch mark removal are new moms who developed stretch marks after giving birth. The laser is suitable for all skin types including dark skin.
Typical Results of Stretch Mark Removal
Clients can expect a 50 to 95 percent improvement in the reduction of red or white stretch marks. In addition, there will be a significant improvement in the overall tone and texture of the skin. As new collagen is gradually produced, the skin will be much lighter and more elastic.
How Much Does It Cost for Stretch Mark Removal in Jacksonville?
Throughout the initial consultation, the costs associated with stretch mark removal will be discussed with you. The exact price of the treatment will depend on your personalized goals and priorities, as well as the severity of your stretch marks. Along with cash and credit cards, our office accepts CareCredit® to simplify the financing process.
Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery is the leading facial plastic surgery center on the First Coast. As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on stretch mark removal or to schedule a consultation at one of our four convenient locations in Jacksonville (Town Center), Julington Creek, Fleming Island or Palm Coast, please contact us today.