Stretch Mark Removal on Balance
No one likes stretch marks, but there wasn't much we could do about them until now. There's a new laser treatment called CoolBeam that could help eliminate those body scars. I was in Los Angeles recently and met with one of CoolBeam's inventors. Simon, what exactly is a stretch mark, and why do we get themé Stretch mark happens when your body goes through rapid growth, either through during pregnancy ____ or you go through a rapid growth doing when they go through growth cycle. Or you can get 'em bodybuilders could get 'em. Any weight loss or weight gain could cause you to have stretch marks too.
And when you look at a stretch mark, you feel that indentation. Is the skin tearing or is it the tissue underneathé What gives it that appearanceé Basically, in laymen's terms, your body grows faster than it can build up new collagen. So the skin becomes very thin in some areas, kind of cracking open. That's why we call stretch marks. Kind of affecting, the cracks open to make room for the skin to grow faster. So here's Natascha. She's in great shape. She's young and she's fit. She takes care of herself, yet she has tremendous stretch marks.
I had a son when I was nineteen years old. And I got a lot of stretch marks from giving birth. And it's something I've lived with through my early twenties and now my late twenties and something that I'm very selfconscious about. I can't go on the beach in a bikini. I can't wear low jeans. And it's something I just really would like to get rid of. Could that have been predicted or prevented in any wayé I wish there was a way that I could tell people to prevent all their stretch marks, but there really isn't. If you go through pregnancy and you genetically are predisposed to getting stretch marks, you're gonna get 'em. Now, up until now, there really hasn't been a laser that's been effective in terms of treating stretch marks. How does this worké
It works by producing new collagen underneath your skin to build up the areas of the skin that you lost your collagen. And also, add new color to the areas of the stretch marks that have lost their pigmentation. And in the meantime, I'm going to have you wear these cool glasses. Okay. When you first do the treatment, your skin turns red like a cooked lobster. But then laughter it starts to peel, and your skin goes through a lot of peeling. And then brand new collagen starts to build up in that area. And that's when it starts to fill up in the areas that you are lacking collagen. Is it uncomfortableé
No, not at all. You'll find stretch marks on girls' breasts if they grow too quickly. Men, all types of locations. Are there certain locations where you cannot use the CoolBeam laseré The lasers have been used for the past 30 years, and they are one of the safest modalities to use in medicine. So it's safe to be used on breasts, on reproductive organs, around your arms, everywhere in the body without having any longterm side effects. What else can you use this kind of treatment foré We have used it for chicken pox marks. We have used it for treatment of acne scars. And we have used it for people who have fine lines.
Also, it causes it to sand the skin down to make it more level to the areas of the valleys and peaks. So make everything more even throughout the skin. So in effect, yes, it will get rid of a lot of the ice pick scars and those acne scars that people get in all stages of their lives. Voila.Great. We're all done. All right. So now I'm going to numb the area again. And we're gonna see you in a couple weeks here. Wonderful.All right. Tell me, ultimately, what Natascha is going to see when this is all said and done.
Celebrity Stretch Mark Removal
Travis Stork: Stretch marks, so very common Drew. Andrew Ordon: Such a common problem. You know, anywherefrom 70 to 90 percent of all women have stretch marks. And what are theyé Let me show youexactly. They're scars in the dermis and epidermis caused by a tearing or stretchingof the dermal components. What that does, you lose elastin, you lose collagen, and ittranslates to those scars that you actually see on the surface. Early on, they're red.Those can be treated with a different type
of laser. Today though, we're focusing onthose old stretch marks that have been there for months or years and in her case, afterpregnancy, the two areas where women see it the most, the tummy, the breast, sometimeson the hips as well. So she's going to get a treatment here with fractional erbium laserresurfacing treatment. Simon Ourian: Exactly. This is the first time that we canactually treat some of the silver and white stretch marks. Before this, every time I talkto s, they said impossible, this cannot be treated. We have had great results. We'vebeen able to treat these stretch marks with
only one or two sessions and up to four orfive sessions, we can completely get rid of them and in many cases, just making them looka lot better makes people feel better and more confident about their body. Travis Stork: So Carrie, you've never had this done before,righté Carrie: No. Simon Ourian:
So here you go, we're gonna go ahead anddo this area. Do you feel anythingé Carrie: No, not really, no. Travis Stork: How many treatments would this requireé Simon Ourian: It usually takes anywhere from two to fivesessions to get rid of all the stretch marks. Andrew Ordon:
Yeah, because you can't go too deep at anyone session, so you do your treatment Simon Ourian: Exactly. You do as much as you can. Brooke Burke Charvet: You're not feeling any pain at allé Carrie: No, no.I can feel some warmth, but it'spainless. Travis Stork:
And we actually have someone in our audience,Ana, who.she's another patient. I think, Ana, you completed a set of treatments forthisé Ana: Yeah, three treatments. Travis Stork: So I wanted to do a little before and afterpicture, if we could, of your stretch marks. Ana: Okay.