Say No to Stretch Marks This Spring
- Posted on: Apr 26 2016
Sundress season is here again, and you want your skin to be ready. But no matter how well you exfoliate, moisturize and protect it from UV rays, you may still be self-conscious about stretch marks on your arms, thighs or cleavage. Azul has a solution that is fast and affordable, and requires minimal recovery downtime: Infini Skin Tightening!
Stretch marks are caused by… well, stretching. Yet different causes of skin stretching (childbirth, breast growth, aging, weight loss) seem to create different types of marks. These may appear as dark or light streaks, puckering, or indentations in the skin. And of course, as many of us know, stretch marks sometimes seem to appear for no reason at all. There’s not much you can do about your genetics or cortisol levels, which determine how strong (or weak) the elastic fibers in your skin are. Unlike muscle or fat, skin will not respond to exercise. And though countless products claim to minimize or even erase stretch marks, not a single one has held up under controlled scientific study.
There are still plenty of resources to fight stretch marks, though none of them can be bought over the counter. Infini is an incredibly effective, minimally invasive treatment that uses microneedles to project radiofrequency energy in the form of heat just below the surface of the skin. The intense heat promotes the formation of new collagen, smoothing surface wrinkles and acne scars. It has been well known for years that intense heat stimulates collagen production. The problem was that the level of heat required would also badly burn the surface of the skin. The innovation that Infini brings to the party is the delivery mechanism. By using microneedling to deliver the heat, Dr. Flaharty bypasses the surface level of the skin entirely. The needles puncture the skin with incredible precision and a minimal amount of pain. Infini is especially effective on stretch marks, since it tightens and evens the tone of the skin.
Infini is not to be confused with more intense surgical resurfacing treatments like Fraxel or the CO2 laser, which involves more discomfort and up to two weeks of recovery time. With Infini, you will be able to resume your normal activities after only two days, with lingering redness that can last around a week. It may feel like you have a mild sunburn for a few days until the surface layer of skin completely recovers. As your body’s natural healing processes kick into gear to start to repair and replace the collagen, your skin will start to smooth and tighten. After just a few weeks you will really start to see the difference, with optimal results seen after only two or three treatments.
Infini Skin Tightening is performed exclusively at our Fort Myers office. If you’re ready to stop hiding your stretch marks and show off your skin this spring, contact us today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Flaharty or a member of our team. We’re here to help you get ready to look your best this season!
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