With the advent of modern technological developments, no one has to live anymore with stretch marks or unwanted tattoos. There was a time when removal of stretch marks required complicated invasive procedures that meant extensive downtime and recuperation periods. All that is a thing of the past now! Today laser treatments are quick, efficient, painless and do not have any side effects. However the treatments for stretch marks and tattoo removal require radically different procedures and hence will be dealt in detail separately.
- Removing stretch marks – the first thing that you should do is to consult a board certified surgeon as the process is quite complex and requires expert and professional handling. The Pulsed Dye Laser helps in depression of the skin and improves skin elasticity and colour. Other treatment options include V-Beam, Thermage, Fraxel and IPL. For stretch marks that are still fresh and pink, V-Beam is the best option.
IPL devices are available in a variety of models and versions and are excellent for skin rejuvenation processes that remove stretch marks. High-Intensity Focussed Ultrasound machines (HIFU) deploy the latest technologies in the beauty industry for skin firming processes and removing stretch marks. Such marks are removed using these types of non-invasive methods.
However, it is to be understood that these are complex procedures. Candidates opting for stretch marks removal should ensure that the devices being used are of the highest quality. Only then can excellent results be obtained. In Australian the industry leading importers and distributors of top end equipment for the beauty industry is Australian Aesthetic Devices. The firm sources its devices from leading manufacturers around the world and includes IPL hair removal laser machines, tattoo removal and other skin rejuvenation equipment and microdermabrasion devices.
Laser stretch mark removal is highly effective. This is because laser helps to significantly reduce inflammation and red colour that typically surrounds any stretch marks. Further, after laser treatments, there is a boost to collagen and elastin production which is principally responsible for a tight and smooth glowing skin.
- Removing tattoos – This is an area where the latest technologies have effectively made a very complex process quite simple. However, there are no standardised tattoo removal procedures as the expenses involved and the number of sessions required for complete removal depends on the type of tattoo. Those in dark red, blue or black are easier to take out than ones in light green, yellow or fluorescent colours.
A tattoo is created by implanting indelible ink just below the surface and dermis of the skin. A tattoo removal machine has lasers that target this ink. The shock and vibration created by the laser breaks this ink into very fine particles which is then disposed off by the body’s lymph system and biological processes. Hence, this is a time taking process that requires between 8-20 sessions depending on the type of tattoo. Each time the ink will get fader till such time as the tattoo is totally removed.
The beauty industry today is in a state of flux with new technologically advanced products being introduced almost every day. Each of them simplifies treatments that even not too long ago were complicated and complex procedures. It is therefore small wonder that with treatments becoming more affordable and efficient the beauty sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.