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Stretch Marks: Just A Few Basics

The general public has been introduced to stretch marks. They are known the world over. They are a universal problem. Everyone knows what they are. And no one likes them.

And those same people who know them and don’t like them really don’t want to accept them as their due. There are so many different preventive lotions and rubs and creams out there (and most of them target women in their third trimester). But not very many of these so called remedies and preventives actually make a difference.

Preventing the creation of stretch marks is tough; very tough. If it was easy someone would have figured it out by now. And if preventing stretch marks is tough…removing them is nearly impossible. At least it was until recently. The FDA recently approved the first Fractional Laser Treatment for stretch marks. The laser treatment is administered using Palomar’s Lux 1540 handpiece.

90% of women in today’s society have some (or many) stretch marks. That is a very high number. It’s safe to say from that number that almost all women have some form of stretch marks. And considering the high number of stretch mark instances…it is past time that someone came up with an effective treatment. Pregnancy is one of the leading causes of stretch marks. But it isn’t the only cause. Weight gain, hormonal changes and puberty are all significant causes in addition to pregnancy.

Palomar’s Lux 1540 handpiece was used during clinical studies. Study participants experienced 51 to 75% improvement after therapy. Treatments cause minimal disruption to day to day activities and cause little to no discomfort.

Stretch marks are often found in areas typically covered by day to day apparel. Because of the hidden nature of the majority of stretch marks they often get ignored. But even while ignoring them…individuals suffer greatly from their very existence. Removal of stretch marks by the Palomar Lux 1540 is effective (the handpiece is also used to treat Melasma). The recent FDA approval of the handpiece for stretch mark treatment has offered cosmetic centers the tool they need to add effective stretch mark removal to their list of services.

Sarah Gilbert gains her expertise from the Biocosmetic Center serving clients in Gilbert, Scottsdale and Mesa, Arizona. The Biocosmetic Center offers safe and effective weight loss, liposuction, dermal fillers, laser facials, and more.