What are stretch marks

Stretch marks (striae distensa) are the streaky lines that develop on the skin, especially on the abdomen and legs. They are caused by the rapid expansion of skin usually during pregnancy or during weight fluctuation. This sudden stretching of the skin actually results in the tearing of the dermis (below the surface of the skin). These marks are notoriously difficult to treat, but thanks to laser technology, stretch marks can be repaired without causing further damage to the skin.

What are the causes

Stretch marks are more likely to develop during pregnancy, sudden weight gain or loss, growth spurts during puberty, or weight training that results in rapid muscle growth. If members of your family easily get these marks, you may be at a higher risk. Fluctuating hormone levels can also play a role.

How are stretch marks treated

If you want to reduce the streaky lines from your stomach or legs, schedule a consultation at Jeunesse Spa and Skin Care. We specialize in non-invasive treatments and we can help you get back to healthy, clear skin.

What is the VBeam Prima laser

The VBeam Prima laser is now a permanent fixture here at Jeunesse Spa and Skin Care. The treatment is ideal for somebody who is looking to improve the condition of their skin, without the use of invasive surgery that would likely cause downtime from daily routines. The laser is a top-of-the-line tool used in the dermatology industry

How does the VBeam Prima laser work

VBeam Prima laser treatments offer a variety of remedial cures, from total facial rejuvenation (including the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with general firming of the skin) to the removal of sun-spot damage. If you have any questions at all about how this technology can benefit you and the overall quality of your skin, we’re here to answer them for you.

The laser system is a flashlamp pulsed dye laser delivering an intense, but gentle burst of rhythmic laser energy at a wavelength of 595nm that passes through the dermis and epidermis skin layers and is absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin in the blood vessels rather than by the surrounding tissue.

What can I expect during treatments

Treatments are safe and they have been successfully used since the 1980s for the treatment of port-wine stain birthmarks in infants and young children. During treatment, the epidermis is protected by Candela’s dynamic cooling method, DCD, which delivers a cooling mist on to the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases comfort during treatment, as well as protects the skin to minimize side effects like redness.

What can I expect from the results

Most patients notice beneficial results right away, and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance. The permanency of results depends on many factors, like the condition being treated, or lifestyle of the patient. For example, if a patient has sun spots removed, and continues to spend time in the sun without adequate skin protection, it is likely that the sunspots will return. We’re here to discuss your goals and offer suggestions into making this treatment as long lasting as possible for you.


At JEUNESSE SPA AND SKIN CARE we will evaluate your condition and then determine which treatment plan would best suit your individual needs. Please contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.

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