What is Laser Stretch Mark Removal?
Many individuals who have stretch marks will consider laser stretch mark removal as a way to help their stretch marks vanish. However, before making a decision, it’s important to assess the treatment to determine whether the results are worth it.
Laser Stretch Mark Removal Process
It’s also important for men and women to understand what they’ll experience during the laser stretch mark removal process. Each session will take between fifteen minutes and an hour, depending upon the extent of the skin damage.
Each pulse of the laser is said to feel like you’re being “popped” with a rubber band; a stinging, burning feeling. What’s worse is that the typical person will need five to ten sessions (of half an hour to an hour) of laser treatment in order to achieve the desired results. Clinically proven stretch mark removal creams do not hurt when applied to the skin, and can be used in the comfort of your own home.
Laser treatments are often performed by certified laser technicians at medical spas or businesses that specialize in hair removal. The treatment can also be given by dermatology professionals, too.
Laser-based treatments are effective practically anywhere on the body. Depending on the age and severity of the condition lasers can get rid of stretch marks on breasts, stretch marks on buttocks, stretch marks on thighs, and marks that have popped up elsewhere on the skin.
How Much Does Laser Stretch Mark Removal Cost?
The cost of laser stretch mark removal can differ depending upon several things, including the doctor you visit, the number of sessions required, the extent of the skin damage and more.
Individuals with severe stretch marks may need multiple sessions and the cost of those sessions is around $200 each. This means laser therapy can end up costing as much as $5,000 or more.
This, in comparison with clinically proven stretch mark removal creams that cost under $100, gives many individuals pause. Laser treatment is simply not an option for many who can’t afford the cost of the sessions.
Costs vary wildly depending on where you go to get the treatments, how many treatments will be necessary to fully fade your stretch marks, and numerous other factors.
NOTE: If you’re looking to save money it’s highly recommended that you try a topical solution such as TriLastin-SR or Skinception Intensive Stretch Mark Therapy prior to investing in laser treatments. Not everyone will require laser sessions to remove the marks on their body.
What Side Effects Are Possible?
Another thing individuals should consider before making a decision is side effects that may be experienced with laser stretch mark removal. After treatments, individuals can expect pain, swelling, and irritation.
In some cases, individuals will experience bruising, blistering and skin discoloration. However, clinically proven stretch mark creams will likely have no side effects. While many individuals are willing to suffer from the side effects in order to see their stretch marks removed, many others are not, and for those, creams may work best.
Added Requirements of Laser Stretch Mark Removal
What many people don’t know is that during the laser stretch mark removal process, most doctors will also suggest microdermabrasion, which is a process that peels layers of the skin away.
They may also suggest that you utilize a cream during the treatment process, which is supposed to improve the laser treatment results. Adding the costs and side effects of the microdermabrasion can easily make laser stretch mark removal impossible for some. However, there are clinically proven stretch mark removal creams that do the job easily and without the high cost and side effects.
Overall, it’s important to assess the risks and costs of each type of stretch mark removal treatment before choosing one over the other.
Many professionals suggest that individuals try using a stretch mark removal cream first, in addition to regular exercise and massage to see faster results that are healthier overall.
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