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Fraxel Geneve Homeolaser For Stretch Marks - New Treatment for Stretch Marks Offers Promise

Stretch marks are proof that our skin is not as flexible as we’d like it to be. Despite years of study and countless dollars invested in research, there are no known, foolproof measures that anyone can take to prevent the appearance of stretch marks.  So, for the time being, it’s something that most women and many men have to deal with.

In the medical world, stretch marks are clinically called striae, the dermatological term for the lineal scarring that occurs to skin as a result of speedy stretching during rapid weight gain, such as during pregnancy, or rapid growth, during puberty.
Basically, the silvery marks or lines that are commonly called stretch marks are in the dermis, the skin’s middle layer. While the condition is not attractive, it’s also not a hazard to a person’s health.

Since we all want to look our best and many of us feel self-conscious about putting on a swimsuit or other garment that might reveal our stretch-marked body, we all wish for a quick fix. It’s not here yet, but one of the latest laser treatment programs that seems promising in now undergoing clinical trials by a small, select group of dermatologists.

Fraxel laser therapy approved by FDA

Fractional laser resurfacing, also called Fraxel laser therapy, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in treating facial wrinkles and has been highly touted by both dermatologists and their patients who received this treatment.

The laser beam used by this new medical marvel, the Fraxel SR, is invisible and extremely narrow - about the width of a human hair - and it works by destroying pinpoint spots of collagen in the desired location of the dermis. After treatment, the uppermost layer of skin is not affected, and no healing time or special treatment is needed following the procedure.

So far, there is nothing but good news about Fraxel Geneve Homeolaser for stretch marks. It is expected to gain FDA approval for use in treating striae, and dermatologists across the country will be trained in the technique. Once that occurs, we should all be able to enjoy a day at the beach.

 

Disclaimer:  The information provided within this site is not meant to be a substitute for a medical doctor's opinion.  This site is for informational purposes ONLY.  Please check with your medical practitioner before any type of treatment or prevention method is started.

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