Annandale Skin & Anti Aging
Aesthetics & Anti-Aging located in Alexandria, VA & Falls Church, VA
Scars and stretch marks are common, but having them in very visible areas can undermine your confidence. At Annandale Skin & Anti Aging, Falls Church, Virginia, the experienced team of aestheticians are experts in laser treatments to reduce scars and stretch marks. To learn more about the treatment and whether you’re a good candidate, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.
Lasers for Overall Skin Health Q & A
What are scars?
Scars are a natural part of your body’s healing process. They form after you’ve suffered any kind of injury like a burn, cut, or scrape. Many patients are also left with scars after major surgery, or after suffering a skin condition like chicken pox or severe acne. The formation and appearance of scars depend on:
- Location, size, and depth of your injury
- Genetic disposition
Certain skin types are more prone to scarring than others, but nearly all scars can be reduced using professional treatment.*
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks, also called striae, are a form of scarring that happens when your weight changes a lot in a short amount of time. This can be because of:
- Puberty-related growth spurt
- A side effect of medication
Stretch marks can fade over time, but to completely remove them you need professional help.
How do laser treatments work for scar removal?
At Annandale Skin & Anti Aging, our team offers laser therapy to remove stretch marks and scars from acne or other injuries.
Laser therapy treats stretch marks and scars by using a focused beam of light to remove the outer layer of skin and stimulate the production of new skin cells to cover the damaged area. Laser therapy also promotes the production of collagen and elastin, which in turn improve the texture and elasticity of your skin. Additionally, laser therapy improves circulation, and this also helps give you smoother, softer skin.
How many sessions of laser therapy do I need?
The nature of your original injury and how well the wound has healed makes a huge difference in the type of scar that forms. Based on the kind of scar you have and its severity, our specialists design a customized treatment plan and suggests an appropriate number of treatments for you. Most patients require a series of sessions to see the best results.
To learn more about if you are a good candidate for scar and stretch mark removal, call the office or go online to make an appointment with Annandale Skin & Anti Aging, today.
*Individual results may vary.