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Boston Cosmetic Surgeon Treats Stretch Marks with SmartSkin Laser

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on July 26, 2010

Many men and women with noticeable stretch marks cannot hide them easily with makeup or by tanning. However, some dermatology professionals and cosmetic surgeons are recommending a series of laser skin resurfacing procedures that can help reduce or even eliminate stretch marks.

The founder and medical director of the Boston Cosmetic Surgery Center has developed a new and innovative treatment for stretch marks, combining the SmartSkin Fractional C02 Laser Skin Resurfacing system with the SmartLipo Triplex laser procedure. Dr. Edwin Ishoo, of the Boston Cosmetic surgery Center, says that these procedures can provide effective results with little to no recovery time, and all at an affordable price.

Fractional laser skin resurfacing procedures work to tighten and tone the skin using a sub-dermal heating mechanism that damages the skin cells and triggers the natural healing response. According to Dr. Ishoo, “For the right patient, this combination approach to treatment of stretch marks offers significant improvement with minimal recovery and little to no impact on the patient’s daily activities…in just 2 to 4 treatments, some patients have seen better than 70% improvement in the overall appearance of their prominent stretch marks.” (Source: American Health and Beauty)

The SmartLipo Triplex system delivers focused energy and heat deep into the skin cells, damaging the skin tissues and increasing collagen production. This can help to improve skin elasticity and may also prevent future stretch marks. The Smart Skin-Fractional C02 Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment is administered to only a fraction of the stretch marks over a period of a few short treatments, and creates microscopic wounds that heal very quickly. When combined with the heat from the SmartLipo Triplex system, the skin becomes firmer, tighter, stronger and more resilient, and also minimizes or reduces the appearance of stretch marks.

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