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Sunday, April 13, 2014

New laser to make stretch marks vanish with minimal pain and downtime

A new laser therapy that bores microscopic holes in the skin is being touted as a way to erase stretch marks on the stomach, thighs and breasts, with minimal pain and downtime. 

The Icon system is the first treatment for the common form of scarring to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

All scars are notoriously difficult to treat, yet exceedingly common; most people have at least one.

The laser treatment bores microscopic holes in the skin and being touted as a way to erase stretch marks on stomach, thighs and breasts
The laser treatment bores microscopic holes in the skin and being touted as a way to erase stretch marks on stomach, thighs and breasts


And stretch marks are estimated to affect up to 90 per cent of women during pregnancy.
Icon has a fractional laser that uses heat to create microscopic channels deep within the skin, while leaving the surface almost untouched.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2603348/New-laser-make-stretch-marks-vanish-minimal-pain-downtime.html#ixzz2yo5OjgDa
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