Stretch marks are long, narrow streaks or lines on the surface of the skin and it is a very common skin condition. Stretch marks are caused by the sudden stretch in the skin and they can appear in anyone. However, the condition is more common in women compared to men. Stretch marks are common on body parts such as breasts, thighs, lower back, stomach, upper arm, and hips. They can be removed through an effective stretch mark removal treatment.
If you are thinking to get a stretch mark removal treatment but want to know the cost first then this article is for you. The cost of laser stretch mark removal in Dubai varies from person to person and will depend on your stretch marks condition. Therefore, today we will discuss some important techniques used to perform the treatment, the price and the factors that affect the cost below.
Causes of Stretch Marks
Stretch marks happen when skin cannot return to normal form after intense growth usually caused due to;
- Weight gain or weight loss
More than 50% of women have stretch marks during the pregnancy. Stretch marks are not harmful physically but it can greatly affect self-image as well as the psyche of a person in everyday life.
Symptoms of Stretch Marks
Before the appearance of stretch marks, skin will begin to appear pink and you will feel irritated and itchy. In the initial stage, stretch marks will appear in the form of wrinkly, raise streaks that can be purple, red, pink, dark brown or reddish brown. The color of raised streaks will depend upon the color of skin. With the passage of time, marks will become less visible but it will takes years.
Stretch Marks Treatment
Treatments offered by modern cosmetics can greatly reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Laser and light therapies are considered the most effective technique for stretch mark removal techniques. There is no solution available that can work on everyone however many people do get positive results through this technique.
Laser or Light Therapy
It is the newest form of therapy used for the removal of stretch marks and can greatly help in reducing their appearance. The procedure is performed by a cosmetic surgeon through the use of pulse dye laser or intense pulse light. It can greatly improve the appearance of stretch marks by increasing the collagen production.
There are two types of techniques through which stretch marks could be greatly improved. One is laser light and the second is Intense Pulse Light (IPL).
Laser stretch mark removal
In this technique, intense laser light is used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. When laser light is focused on the targeted area, it creates a controlled wound in that area which increases the collagen production. Due to the increased collagen production, the new skin is formed which is smoother as compared to older skin.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
This technique uses intense broad light to reduce the visibility of stretch marks. The basic technique of IPL and Laser is the same. Both of them use the heating property of light to get the results. In this procedure, intense light is focused on the targeted area which increases the collagen production in that area. The increase in collagen production causes the skin to become smooth due to the formation of new skin.
Laser light will give you the desired results in less number of sessions but each session will take more time. The sessions of IPL will be shorter but it will take more sessions to get the same results as laser light.
Cost of Laser Stretch Mark Removal in Dubai
There is no fixed cost for the stretch mark removal treatment. The overall cost depends upon the area and condition of skin that needs treatment, the number of sessions required, technique used and the expertise of the doctor. However, it is not very expensive. On average the cost of stretch mark removal treatment starts from AED 1575. The cost of IPL is less compared to Laser hair removal but if more sessions are required then it can increase the cost over time. To know the exact cost, you should consult with your doctor.
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® offers the best Laser stretch removal treatment. If you want to know more about the treatment then feel free to get in touch with us. We also offer a free online consultation. All you need to do is fill the form below and we will contact you in no time.