The appearance of stretch marks and scars on the skin can lead to considerable self-consciousness and loss of confidence. You may develop stretch marks and scars because of numerous factors, such as injuries, sudden weight changes, hormonal factors, pregnancy, and aging. Phoenix Skin and Laser is led by medical aestheticians who perform thorough assessments to identify and treat the root cause of stretch marks and scars, helping you achieve smooth and even-textured skin.
About Stretch Marks & Scars
Causes of Stretch Marks & Scars
Stretch marks and scars are different types of textural irregularities, and they may appear for various reasons. Stretch marks may appear because of pregnancy or sudden weight changes. You develop stretch marks when your skin stretches or shrinks rapidly within a short period, which can weaken the elastin and collagen fibers of the skin. Meanwhile, scars appear because of acne breakouts, injuries, wounds, and other skin damage.
When you’re young, your body quickly heals scars because it produces a high volume of collagen, a fibrous protein that makes your skin look smooth, taut, and voluminous. But as you grow older, your body’s ability to produce collagen fibers is compromised, eventually leading to deep scars that don’t heal completely. You may also have stubborn scars because of persistent acne breakouts, damaging your skin’s ability to heal naturally.
Treatments for Stretch Marks & Scars
Phoenix Skin and Laser performs a highly personalized treatment for stretch marks and scars. The formation and persistence of stretch marks and scars can be traced back to issues related to collagen. Stretch marks appear when the sudden stretching or shrinkage of the skin damages the collagen fibers, and scars refuse to fade away because of insufficient collagen production. Our cosmetic providers address the root cause of your textural irregularities via treatments that stimulate natural collagen production, making your body heal itself.
IPL photorejuvenation can help address stretch marks by delivering wavelengths of highly-calibrated light energy into targeted layers of the skin. These wavelengths of light are absorbed by the deep dermis, where they stimulate collagen production to make your skin look smoother and tighter. By harnessing the power of high-intensity broad-spectrum light we can help you achieve smooth, even-textured, skin, eliminating stretch marks and other textural irregularities.
Microneedling is one of the most effective collagen production treatments. The cosmetic provider uses a specialized microneedling device to create thousands of micro-punctures on the skin’s surface. Your body responds to the micro-punctures by activating the healing process, which includes collagen production and skin cell regeneration. Over time, your body produces new collagen fibers to reduce the prominence of acne scars and stretch marks.
RF microneedling is an advanced procedure that catalyzes the results of a standard microneedling. The cosmetic provider uses a specialized device to create micro-injuries on the skin’s surface while delivering calibrated wavelengths of radiofrequency energy into the deep dermis. As such, RF microneedling combines the benefits of microneedling and radiofrequency therapy, making your body produce collagen fibers faster.
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Phoenix Skin and Laser is a luxurious medical spa and wellness center specializing in comprehensive anti-aging treatments. Led by Katherine Bowyer, one of the best board-certified advanced aestheticians in Portland, our cosmetic providers curate highly personalized treatment plans that address your specific goals and concerns. Our considered approach to aesthetic medicine helps you enjoy safe and long-lasting results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your treatment options in Portland.