How To Fix and Remove Stretch Marks and Spider Veins After Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a joyous time but often comes with some nagging body changes, including stretch marks and spider veins. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 90 percent of women get stretch marks during the seventh month of pregnancy, and these stretch marks remain post-pregnancy. On average, women gain about 30 pounds during the nine months of pregnancy. The body actually grows quicker than the skin. This fast growth causes the elastic fibers underneath the skin to break and cause stretch marks. Stretch marks can appear on the thighs and upper arms but often occur on the breasts and abdomen. These stretch marks often first appear as a reddish blue color and then fade to a lighter grayish color. Still, stretch marks are visible and may leave a woman feeling less confident about her body. The good news is that laser treatments can help reduce and eliminate unsightly stretch marks post-pregnancy.
How San Diego Laser Treatment Help Eliminate Stretch Marks Post-Pregnancy
Focused micro-fractional technology is used to help reduce and eliminate stretch marks. This treatment uses a laser with short pulses of laser light to reach the skin’s sub-layers. As a result of this treatment, damaged tissue is swept away. The body’s natural healing process rebuilds the tissue with elastin and collagen to create smoother skin. The appearance of the stretch mark is improved in both color and texture. This procedure only takes about 30-60 minutes depending on the area treated. For optimal aesthetic results, most women need three to five treatments. It’s also a treatment with minimal discomfort, and most women are able to resume their regular activities within one week after treatment. At Laser Clinique, P. Alexander Ataii M.D. has successfully provided over 3,500 San Diego laser treatments for those who suffer from stretch marks, lines & wrinkles and acne scars.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins Post-Pregnancy
Hormonal influences during pregnancy often result in varicose or spider veins. Varicose veins are raised and swollen blood vessels that typically appear in the legs. Spider veins are purplish/red in color and often appear on the face and legs during and after pregnancy. The common symptoms of varicose veins include:
- Heaviness in the legs
Sclerotherapy is an effective and safe treatment for spider veins. Studies have shown that 70 percent of injected veins are eliminated with each treatment of sclerotherapy. It’s an outpatient treatment with a quick recovery. Most women are able to resume normal activities immediately after the treatment. During this treatment, a foam solution is injected into the vein. This procedure causes the blood vessel to swell and stick together. In three to six weeks, the vein gradually disappears. The procedure itself takes about 30 minutes. It’s recommended to wear support hosiery after the treatment in order to compress the treated vessels in the legs.
With today’s sclerotherapy, women no longer have to bear the marks of pregnancy. These treatments help women feel beautiful again.