Stretch marks are notoriously difficult to treat, and many OTC “solutions” are actually just moisturizers (because hydrated skin always looks better—but moisturizer by itself isn’t going to fix anything). At Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, we have all of the treatments and procedures you need for skin that is smooth, youthful, and beautiful. Stretch marks are a natural part of life, especially for women, but we understand if you want to lighten those “tiger stripes” for swimsuit season. We are a medical day spa carrying the latest, best, and most effective solutions for all of your skin goals.
One of the latest treatments (for multiple concerns) is Morpheus8. It’s a hybrid technology that combines the proven power of microneedling with radiofrequency energy (RF). Both are known for helping to lighten and reduce stretch marks, with NewBeauty recently ranking it as the best treatment for this stubborn condition. Morpheus8 has a variety of modalities for a customized treatment plan, and you can pair it with various lasers, too, to double down on results.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is much more than microneedling, although it is derived from this 125-year-old tradition. At the turn of the last century, microneedling was used to induct collagen production as a restorative treatment (usually for war veterans struggling with serious scarring). When our bodies undergo trauma, it naturally produces a rush of collagen at that site. Microneedling is a kind of controlled trauma and, thus, a controlled mode of healing. Collagen isn’t just critical for healing our body, but it’s also an essential protein in youthful skin. We make less collagen as we get older, but tools like microneedling put that control back in our hands.
Morpheus8 is one of the newest microneedling devices on the market, but it doesn’t stop with “just” that approach. RF has also been shown to be a useful energy treatment for a myriad of skin concerns including stretch marks, laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, light scarring, and much more. There are ways to get RF energy by itself, but why not enjoy a double whammy of collagen induction with Morpheus8? The needles go deeper than most other microneedling devices and they are the ones delivering energy below the skin’s surface. This is critical because other RF devices “send” energy in a non-invasive manner, which doesn’t reach as deep as Morpheus8.
Help with Stretch Marks
Although anyone can get stretch marks, they are most common in women in the hips, buttocks, and breast area (due to natural, quick growth in these areas during puberty). Those who have gained or lost a lot of weight quickly, perhaps due to pregnancy, are also prone to stretch marks. Fortunately, we are in an era where many women are reclaiming their tiger stripes, but when swimsuit season rolls around you want to look and feel your best. Morpheus8 is your best bet if you’re looking for a minimally invasive, fast, and easy solution to stretchmarks.
You may also benefit from a HydraFacial Body session. It’s the same treatment that you love on your face, but now it can be applied to many body parts. This 3-in-1 wet vac treatment with Vortex technology exfoliates, extracts, and infuses skin with medical-grade topicals in less than an hour. Since hydration definitely makes skin look better no matter what, HydraFacial Body lets you go all the way with immediate glowing results. You can even opt for a HydraFacial Body after your Morpheus8 treatment, which is a great combination since skin is slightly and temporarily “opened up” from the microneedling.
All treatments in our medical day spa can be discussed in depth during a zero-pressure, no-cost consultation. Our goal is to help you love the skin you’re in by matching you with the right treatments for your skin and what you want to achieve. Less visible stretch marks are possible by the end of summer. Contact Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care today by calling the office or filling out the online contact form.