3 Ways to Support Your Skin after Laser Stretch Mark Removal

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Let’s face it. Nobody likes stretch marks or “tiger stripes.”No matter what you choose to call them, most women already know that laser treatments are the only way to potentially reduce their appearance by stimulating the collagen or elastin in your skin to grow. After you receive the best laser treatment for stretch marks available, try these helpful tips to support your results.

Keep Your Skin Hydrated

While no magic cream can prevent or remove stretch marks completely, staying hydrated by using a moisturizer regularly and drinking plenty of water may help. Since softer skin has less potential to develop stretch marks than dry skin, this is good to remember to keep your skin looking beautiful and healthy.

Stay Out of the Sun

Following laser stretch mark removal, it’s important to avoid the sun as much as possible. You may already know to stay out of the sun in order to reduce your risk of skin cancer, but the sun’s rays can also break down the collagen fibers in our skin, which could potentially make someone more susceptible to stretch marks.

Avoid Sudden Weight Gain or Loss

Living a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising regularly is the best natural treatment for your skin.

This is an important factor to keep in mind especially if you are considering becoming pregnant in the future. Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches or contracts too quickly due to rapid weight gain or loss. For this reason and obvious others, maintaining a healthy weight after your laser treatment and gradually gaining weight is recommended you decide to become pregnant.

Keep in mind that while laser treatments have the potential to improve the appearance of stretch marks, it is difficult to get them to disappear completely. Talk to our board-certified laser technician to discuss the best laser treatment for stretch marks. Discuss all the possible outcomes during your consultation so that you can get the best results possible.