Scars, Spots, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All

Are you wondering about cosmetic procedures to take care of those tiny imperfections that have been bothering you for years? Or do you just want to look refreshed and a bit younger without going under the knife? You can reduce the visibility of scars, dark spots, and stretch marks with laser therapy. Laser therapies are nonsurgical with little downtime.

Mountain Medical Arts in Burnsville, North Carolina, is the place where you can get traditional medicine and integrative therapies to help you feel your best at every stage of life. But we also offer state-of-the-art aesthetic procedures to help you look your best. Kelly Rothe, DO, and our team of specialists treat scars, spots, and stretch marks on both men and women with Cynosure® laser equipment, including Icon® and TempSure™.

Icon laser treatment

The Icon laser system is customized to your needs and can be used to treat acne and other scars, sun spots and other discolorations of the skin, spider veins, stretch marks, and fine lines and wrinkles. This skin resurfacing method uses laser technology to penetrate the deeper dermal layer of the skin. As a result, inflammation occurs, which is the body’s normal response mechanism. Then, as the skin heals naturally, you’ll notice an improvement in these areas.

Scars

Laser treatment works on acne scars, but also on scars from accidents or surgery. Through a series of treatments, the scar tissue breaks down and regenerates. Scars can’t be erased, but they will appear less noticeable after laser treatment. The number of treatments you need depends on the severity of your scars and how long you’ve had them. For example, older scars have thicker scar tissue so you may need an extra session or two.

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are caused by skin that gets overstretched during puberty, pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss and they remain because of the breakdown of collagen. Creams usually don’t work, but laser treatment does because it penetrates the skin to break down stretch marks and stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin. The number of treatments you need varies based on how many stretch marks you have.

Dark spots

The Icon laser can also be used to reduce the appearance of dark spots from aging or sun damage on all skin types. 

TempSure

TempSure sends warm radio-frequency waves into your skin to stimulate collagen production. It basically tricks your body into thinking it’s been injured, so it sends out growth factors and speeds healing. It rejuvenates your appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles. 

Benefits of Icon and TempSure

Considerations

Because the lasers go deeper into the skin, treatment can be slightly uncomfortable for some people, but it’s nothing compared to cosmetic surgery. We provide topical medications to help numb the area before treatment, and we may suggest over-the-counter pain relievers if you have any discomfort. When you come in for a consultation, we’ll discuss your health history, desired outcomes, and whether laser therapy is right for you.

Both Icon and TempSure can be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. So, why wait any longer to take care of those scars, spots, and stretch marks when laser therapy can treat them all? If you’re ready to look your best, make an appointment with Dr. Rothe and our skilled team of aesthetic specialists today. Use our convenient online tool or call (828) 263-6681. 

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