Boston Cosmetic Surgeon Treats Stretch Marks with SmartSkin Laser

Many men and women with noticeable stretch marks cannot hide them easily with makeup or by tanning. However, some dermatology professionals and cosmetic surgeons are recommending a series of laser skin resurfacing procedures that can help reduce or even eliminate stretch marks.

The founder and medical director of the Boston Cosmetic Surgery Center has developed a new and innovative treatment for stretch marks, combining the SmartSkin Fractional C02 Laser Skin Resurfacing system with the SmartLipo Triplex laser procedure. Dr. Edwin Ishoo, of the Boston Cosmetic surgery Center, says that these procedures can provide effective results with little to no recovery time, and all at an affordable price.

Fractional laser skin resurfacing procedures work to tighten and tone the skin using a sub-dermal heating mechanism that damages the skin cells and triggers the natural healing response. According to Dr. Ishoo, “For the right patient, this combination approach to treatment of stretch marks offers significant improvement with minimal recovery and little to no impact on the patient’s daily activities…in just 2 to 4 treatments, some patients have seen better than 70% improvement in the overall appearance of their prominent stretch marks.” (Source: American Health and Beauty)

The SmartLipo Triplex system delivers focused energy and heat deep into the skin cells, damaging the skin tissues and increasing collagen production. This can help to improve skin elasticity and may also prevent future stretch marks. The Smart Skin-Fractional C02 Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment is administered to only a fraction of the stretch marks over a period of a few short treatments, and creates microscopic wounds that heal very quickly. When combined with the heat from the SmartLipo Triplex system, the skin becomes firmer, tighter, stronger and more resilient, and also minimizes or reduces the appearance of stretch marks.

Further Reading

  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports Americans spend nearly $10 billion on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments every year. However, it’s not the elite of Hollywood that are spending big bucks to achieve their ideal figures or youthful look. Doctors say that most of plastic surgery patients are actually middle-class moms who want to take years of their appearance.

  • Today’s lineup of stretch mark treatments include skin tightening procedures such as Thermage, and skin rejuvenation procedures such as microdermabrasion that help to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of stretch mark scars over time.

  • Since stretch marks are very difficult to treat topically once they have formed, many individuals that want to get rid of stretch marks permanently must pursue cosmetic procedures that improve the appearance of the skin from inside out.