Rapid stretching of the skin that occurs at times such as pregnancy or with rapid weight loss can cause unsightly stretch marks to develop. At Magnolia Medical Group in Eatonton, Georgia, the team of providers offers a noninvasive laser light therapy treatment to effectively fade stretch marks and reveal smoother skin. To learn how low-level laser therapy can reduce the appearance of your stretch marks, call the office.

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What causes stretch marks?

Not everyone gets stretch marks, but if you do, it’s usually because your skin stretched rapidly and did not produce enough collagen to support the structural changes. Stretch marks first show up as reddish, brownish, or purplish striations that fade to white with time.

Stretch marks often occur due to:

  • Pregnancy
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Puberty
  • Rapid muscle gain with weight lifting

Many creams and other therapies claim to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, but these are largely ineffective.

How does Invisa-RED™ low-level laser therapy reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Invisa-RED low-level laser therapy effectively fades stretch marks, and other scars, from any area of your body without surgery or invasive therapies. The light energy stimulates RNA and DNA production to encourage skin cell renewal. Your body produces more collagen, a protein abundant in the skin that’s responsible for strength and smoothness, as a result. The increased collagen repairs and reconstructs areas stretch marks affect.

How many treatments are required to see a difference in my stretch marks’ appearance?

You begin to notice changes after just one treatment, but get optimal results after a series of low-level laser therapy sessions. The team at Magnolia Medical Group can set up an individualized treatment plan that addresses your stretch marks, according to their severity. They’ll recommend two treatments per week for the duration of your treatment schedule. Each session lasts just 20 minutes.

Are low-level laser therapy treatments painful?

Low-level laser therapy treatments are comfortable and relaxing. They involve no incisions or blood loss and carry no risk of infection. You relax as you receive the therapy and can nap or read.

How long do the results of low-level laser therapy last?

The stimulation of collagen continues for several months after you complete your treatment plan. To maintain your results, the team at Magnolia Medical Group recommend you come in for regular maintenance treatments once a month for three months. Following this maintenance treatment, you are welcome to schedule additional treatments to achieve your lasting aesthetic goals.

To learn more about how you can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, call Magnolia Medical Group today.