Throughout history, most cultures have prized smooth and even tone skin. Yet the demands of life can leave seemingly indelible marks on the complexion, including stretch marks & scars. EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend, OR offers advanced removal (corrective) options, for unblemished skin that looks healthy and youthful.
irregularities in skin texture, appearance, and color
Scars are an example of the body’s amazing ability to repair itself when skin is injured. You may not feel appreciative, though, if you are living with a noticeable scar. The average adult produces about 40,000 skin cells every minute, to replace those that shed.
When the outermost layer of skin, called the epidermis, suffers an injury, it usually heals quickly without scarring due to the fast rate of cellular turnover. When injury reaches the deeper dermis layer, however, the body responds with defenses intended to repair the wound and keep infection out of the body. Collagen is a protein fiber that gives skin firm structure and uniform thickness, in normal circumstances. When the dermis is harmed, the body creates an abundance of collagen in that area. While this biological mechanism efficiently knits the tear and helps to keep bacteria out of the wound, it also creates irregularities in skin texture, appearance, and color.
Scars may be flat, but paler in hue than the surrounding skin since the wound healing process inhibits normal production of melanin (cells that produce pigmentation). In other cases, an excess collagen forms a raised or hypertrophic scar that may have a reddish or purplish color. Keloids are an example of extreme hypertrophic scarring. Some scars heal sunken or pitted when underlying structures (such as muscle and fat), which support the skin, are damaged. Other scars have a shiny, unusually smooth surface. Scarring may be the result of:
Your ethnicity, skin tone, genetics, and personal physiology impact how your body responds to skin injury – the type and severity of scarring that develops. Fortunately, many contemporary treatment options are available to improve the appearances of scars, suitable for nearly any skin type or tone.
Stretch marks are streaks that appear when skin is placed under rapid tension, stretching connective tissues in the dermis beyond their normal resilience. These tears in the dermis allow deeper tissues to show through.
For example, subcutaneous fat is visible as glossy, white, or silvery stretch marks, while others can look red, brown, or purple from underlying blood vessels. They typically appear during pregnancy but can also be the result of a growth spurt in teenagers, bodybuilding, or weight gain. Some medical conditions and medications make skin more prone to stretch marks. Cortisol, a stress hormone, also weakens elasticity in skin.
Although they can appear in virtually any area of the body, stretch marks are common on:
Some stretch marks fade over time, but many are persistent or permanent, requiring professional treatment for cosmetic improvement.
EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center brings the latest advances in aesthetic treatment together with experienced medical supervision, for safe, effective care. Your personalized scar or stretch mark removal plan may include one or a combination of these treatments:
With a tailored removal strategy from EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend, OR, you don’t have to live with stretch marks & scars. Call 541-303-9155 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced clinicians. We have appointment hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
“I have been going to EsthetixMD for awhile now and I have NEVER had an experience less than stellar. From the moment you walk in until the second you walk out you are treated like royalty. There is a genuine passion and commitment to excellence that translates to each customer. It’s not a service they are selling but a true investment in your well-being. You can’t go wrong in choosing EsthetixMD for all your skincare needs.”
— Andrea L.
“I initially visited EsthetixMD because of their reviews and saw Nicholas for that reason. I definitely made the right choice! All of the staff is very friendly and professional, and Nicholas is the best! I completely trust his advice and feel at ease when I’m getting my treatments done. He is very personable, honest, and passionate about skincare. I have found my go-to esthetician!”
Our patients voted EsthetixMD as the best Medspa in Central Oregon for five of the past six years. That tells us that our commitment to quality patient care and incredible results makes a difference. Experience that difference for yourself. Schedule a consultation at EsthetixMD today.
115 SW Allen Rd, Bend, OR 97702