Stretch Mark Removal

Stretch Mark Removal

Nearly all women who have given birth to a child or have gone through weight changes, including those associated with the rapid growth in the teen years have experienced stretch marks. While these lines that appear on the breasts, hips, shoulders, buttocks, stomach and thighs are harmless, many women are self-conscious and wonder how to remove stretch marks.

Over the Counter Products

Although some companies sell products they market as stretch mark removal cream, the truth is that no cream can replace the displaced collagen that accounts for the lines’ appearance. The skin is made up of various layers, including the epidermis- the outermost layer, and the dermis, the lower layer. Collagen is produced in the dermis. Rapid changes resulting from growth or weight gain can cause the collagen to bunch and stretch, leaving behind what are commonly called stretch marks. Since creams rarely penetrate past the epidermis, they are ineffective in replacing collagen.

Laser Therapy

A far more effective treatment is stretch mark laser removal. The laser is capable of Stretch Mark Removalpenetrating to the deeper layers of the skin, targeting specific areas and stimulating the development of new collagen as the cells natural healing processes are awakened. A stretch mark removal laser is the least invasive effective option for removing stretch marks.

Surgery

When it comes to stretch mark removal surgery, only an abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck” is truly effective. This is because the procedure tightens the lower abdominal muscles and removes excess skin in the area affected. Surgery is considered an invasive option and not usually recommended for stretch mark removal alone. As part of a larger cosmetic procedure plan, it is effective. If you are concerned about the look of stretch marks, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Rast’s team will discuss your options and help you that fits your goals.

Skin Tightening Procedures

eyelid surgery kansas cityLoose and sagging skin can cause emotional and confidence issues for men and women of any age. While skin tightening procedures are typically reserved for people of a certain age, it is a great option for people who have undergone massive weight loss, have been pregnant, or have had other skin issues. In our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic, Dr. Rast sees many people who would like to improve their looks (and self esteem) by undergoing plastic surgery of the skin. These can be minimally invasive, injectables, or traditional “lifting” procedures that involve going under the knife.

What Are Skin Tightening Procedures?

Skin tightening procedures are plastic surgery techniques that promote collagen regrowth (minimally invasive) or remove sections of sagging or excess skin for a tightened look.

Minimally Invasive

  • Laser Surgery
  • Skin Care Treatments
  • Skin Care Lines
  • Coolsculpting

Injectables/Wrinkle Fillers

  • BOTOX
  • Injectable Fillers

Traditional Plastic Surgery

Schedule A Consultation in Kansas City Today!

If you’re interested in improving your life and your looks by tightening your skin, call Dr. Rast today. Contact us online here or call now at (913)451-3722

Skin Plastic Surgery Treatment Options

Plastic surgery is a great option for complete skin care, whether patients are suffering from the affects of aging and gravity, sun-damage, drooping, or just general unhappiness with their skin’s tone and appearance. In Kansas City, Dr. Rast performs many skin plastic surgery treatment both minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures including:

  • BOTOX Cosmetic InjectionsSkin Plastic Surgery Treatment
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Anti-Aging
  • Skin Care Treatments
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Skin Care Products
  • Post Weight Loss

Skin Plastic Surgery Treatments For Winter

Plastic surgery for skin care is also a great option to do in the winter months, with the less-harsh sunlight that can be abrasive for newly treated skin. Dr. Rast recommends researching fully and thinking about your environment before undertaking a surgical procedure on a place on your body that will not be protected at all times, like the skin of the face, hands, décolletage, or other areas.

Schedule A Skin Care Consultation in Kansas City Today

If you’re interested in learning more about the skin plastic surgery options available from Dr. Rast in his Kansas City plastic surgery clinic, call us today at (913) 451-3722 or contact us online. You don’t have to be unhappy with aging or sagging skin, Dr. Rast can guide you towards the best skin care strategy to help you look and feel your best!