Scar & Stretch Mark Removal Specialist

Cleveland Family Health

Family Practice & Aesthetics located in Garner, NC

Scars and stretch marks are a common problem for men and women alike. Stretch marks can be caused by a number of reasons including weight gain, pregnancy, and weight loss. Cleveland Family Health in Garner, North Carolina, offers the state-of-the-art Icon™ laser technology to treat scars and stretch marks. To learn more about how the Icon laser can help you, book a consultation today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.

Scar & Stretch Mark Removal Q & A

What is the Icon laser and how does it treat scars and stretch marks?

Stretch marks and scars were once thought to be irreversible, but new technologies like the Icon laser are providing better options for reducing their appearance. The Icon laser offers fast and effective treatment for scars and stretch marks.

The Icon laser is a powerful light-based technology that reduces discoloration and improves the texture and appearance of the skin. The laser works by delivering heat deep into the layers of the treatment area. Depending on your skin type and condition, your provider at Cleveland Family Health will determine the perfect wavelength for achieving optimal results.

Once the heat of the laser has penetrated the treatment area, it promotes the production of new collagen in the skin. Collagen is a protein your body produces that promotes skin elasticity, making it appear vibrant and youthful. As you age, the amount of collagen your body makes decreases.

The Icon laser spurs the production of new collagen, which results in improved skin texture, tone, and elasticity.

Is laser scar or stretch mark removal painful?

Treatments are performed after the application of a topical numbing cream, which helps prevent pain or discomfort. While slight redness may appear post-treatment, irritation or pain is minimal. The Icon laser is noninvasive and requires no downtime from your everyday activities.  

What should I expect?

Treatments with the Icon laser are quick and easy. Most patients can expect their treatment to be performed in under 30 minutes. It may take a little longer depending on the size of the treatment area. The Icon laser is appropriate for a wide range of areas of the body including:

  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Love handles
  • Thighs
  • Arms

Treatment is performed by tracing each scar or stretch mark with the laser. Because the laser works by promoting the body’s natural process of collagen production, you can expect to see a gradual reduction in the appearance of your scars or stretch marks as new skin cells develop. With multiple sessions, treatments can fade the appearance of scars and stretch marks, as well as improve the texture of your skin.

Call Cleveland Family Health today or book your appointment using the online tool.