With stretch marks affecting 4 in 5 women post-pregnancy, there is no surprise more and more Australian women are looking for solutions for the treatment of pregnancy related striae. This in turn makes the demand for offering this effective treatment increasingly important for clinics.

As the skin naturally expands and contracts during and post pregnancy, the shape and elasticity of the skins dermis layer is often excessively strained resulting in the tear of connective tissue fibres, disruption of new collagen production and causing scarring or stretch marks.

While not medically dangerous, aesthetically, stretch-marks can cause a client’s self-confidence to decrease. Treatments are designed to give women the renewed, youthful appearance they desire post-baby.

Home remedies, topical creams and lotions are popular amongst women seeking to reduce the appearance or severity of their striae marks, however these lack the effectiveness and permanency of laser technologies.

Non-invasive laser treatments such as our Icon Aesthetic System provide a comprehensive solution for stretch marks. Icon employs fractional laser technology to deliver pulsed energy to the skin, targeting the discolouration of the stretch marks, by stimulating the production of new collagen to improve the smoothness and boost post-baby body confidence.

Early treatment is key for the successful reduction of stretch marks, with red and pink striae more effectively addressed by laser technologies than other white or silvery scars.

Typically, patients will require between three and five treatments to restore the skins smoothness and improve the appearance of the skin.

Icon treatments are quick with each treatment being performed in as little as 30 minutes and there is little to no downtime for new mums.

As genetics play a significant role in the development and severity of stretch marks amongst women, versatility and adjustability of each treatment is understandably important for clinics.

Icon not only provides versatility in terms of output but also providing other treatment applications available for some of the most popular cosmetic treatments ranging from hair removal to skin rejuvenation, making it the smarter addition to your clinics offering.

To learn more about stretch mark treatments and how your clinic can offer an effective solution for new mums, contact one of our Cynosure consultants.