Stretch marks are streaks or stripes on the skin, especially on the abdomen, caused when the skin distends too quickly resulting in the elastin and collagen in the skin's dermal layer tearing.
At Toowoomba Laser Clinic, we offer two options to improve stretch marks, Fraxel and our eTwo radio frequency treatment.
Fraxel is a system designed to improve skin tone, texture, elasticity and overall skin health. It is suitable for reducing the appearance of stretch marks and can also dramatically improve the texture, colour and smoothness of the skin.
Fraxel uses cutting-edge technology to deliver results in a simple, though very effective fashion. It uses laser light to penetrate the top skin layers and cause micro columns of thermal damage to the dermis. This triggers the body’s healing response and stimulates the production of new collagen at the treatment site.
The ‘fractionated’ effect means only a fraction of the skin is treated, as there are areas of healthy, untouched tissue between each column of damage. The Fraxel system has a good safety profile, which is partly due to the fact that the majority of the skin is left untreated.
The eTwo™ light therapy treatment couples two proven aesthetic treatments, Sublime™ and Sublative™, allowing treatments at two depths, superficially for improvements in pigmentation and skin texture, or deeper for stretch marks, scarring or wrinkles. Read brochure>
Sublime deep dermal heating treats the deep dermal layer of the skin by stimulating new collagen growth and shortening aged collagen fibres, resulting in the immediate and long term improvement of wrinkles and facial contour. It can be used on most skin types.
With Sublative, heat energy is effectively placed into the dermis where it can produce a significant increase in both collagen and elastin with minimal epidermal disruption.
Two stand-out features of the eTwo are that treatments are quick, between 20 and 40 minutes, and downtime is minimal, allowing patients to continue with everyday life in between treatments. Sublative treatments may cause a bit of puffiness and flaking of the skin 4-5 days after the treatment. Sublime & Sublative are proven in clinical trials conducted by leading aesthetic physicians with undeniable clinical results and satisfied patients.
The number of treatments required varies between patients, and is dependent on their skin condition and what they are aiming to achieve.
Give us a call on 4638 2700 for more information or to make a booking.