Stretch Marks

Dr. Carolyn Kochert

Regenerative Medicine Specialist & Aesthetics Specialist located in Lafayette, IN

Stretch marks are almost inevitable if you lose weight, gain weight, or have a baby. Fortunately, they don’t have to remain on your body forever thanks to the state-of-the-art Icon™ laser treatment available from Dr. Carolyn Kochert in Lafayette, Indiana. Icon laser treatment can help you enjoy smooth and firm skin again, so book your appointment by calling the office of Dr. Carolyn Kochert or using the online scheduler today.

Stretch Marks

Why do stretch marks develop?

Stretch marks can develop when your skin expands rapidly. This usually happens during puberty, pregnancy, and with non-pregnancy weight gain.

If you suffer from an adrenal gland disorder such as Marfan syndrome, you may develop stretch marks in areas like your hips without any weight changes. Regardless of why you've got stretch marks, you can now remove them with a high-tech laser called Icon.

How can I remove stretch marks?

The office of Dr. Carolyn Kochert uses the Icon laser for stretch mark treatment because it leads the field in fractional laser technology. Your provider sends short laser light pulses directly into your stretch marks using the Icon handpiece. The laser light targets your stretch marks to break the tissue down so your body can eliminate it naturally.

At the same time, the laser pulses move into the deeper dermis where you produce collagen. Collagen works like a support network for your skin, giving you the volume you need for smooth firm skin. The end result is a reduction in stretch mark discoloration, reduced skin indentations, and improved overall skin texture.

What does stretch mark treatment feel like?

The Icon laser has a special chilled tip to keep your skin at a comfortable temperature during stretch mark removal. Your provider can also apply a numbing cream if you need it. Most patients tolerate Icon stretch mark treatment quite well and say it is a comfortable experience.

How many stretch mark treatments do I need?

It depends on your skin type and the depth of your stretch marks. Most patients get the best results with a series of around three to five sessions. Your provider will work with you to design a stretch mark removal plan that meets your needs.

What is recovery like after stretch mark removal?

With Icon stretch mark removal, there's no downtime at all. Your treatment is fast and easy, usually half an hour or so, and you can return to your regular routine immediately. You may have some mild swelling and redness after treatment, but this abates quickly and with minimal discomfort.

If you want a stretch mark solution that actually works below the skin for great results, use online booking or call Dr. Carolyn Kochert for your Icon consultation now.