Stretch marks are removed by irradiating Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which hits the capillaries directly.
Lumenis M22™ IPL is the latest IPL treatment device introduced by Luminous, a long-established American company with extensive IPL research experience. M22 works by irradiating the skin with intense pulsed light (IPL) that hits melanin and capillaries, converting the light energy into heat. m22 can repair minor epidermal tears caused by pregnancy and can also lighten the pigmentation left by stretch marks.
The epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue can be adjusted to reach different skin depths so that various skin problems, from pore refinement to skin tightening, can be solved.
During pregnancy, the belly gradually increases in size to accommodate the growth of the fetus, and the skin becomes thinner and thinner. The skin is made up of epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. When a mother’s abdomen is rapidly expanded during pregnancy, the epidermis and dermis generally have enough elasticity to match, but the subcutaneous tissue may not be able to keep up with the speed of skin expansion, and if the collagen fibres contained in the subcutaneous tissue break because they cannot withstand the expansion, the integrity of the skin will be destroyed and stretch marks will appear.
C-section scars are either transverse or straight, depending on the individual’s condition. The wound is usually about 15 cm, white or off-white in colour with a smooth and hard feeling when touching it. About 2-3 weeks after the surgical incision is scarred, the scar will begin to proliferate, become locally red, purple, harden and protrude from the surface skin, and in rare cases will gradually expand and worsen.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment uses a beam of light with a specific wavelength that blocks harmful ultraviolet rays, similar to a camera flash. IPL is irradiated at a frequency measured in milliseconds and has a longer wavelength than a regular laser, making it a powerful and stable treatment, especially for superficial spots and various skin problems. There is little redness or heat after irradiation.
The following FAQs address contraindicated matters as well as postpartum recovery and precautions that you may encounter after you have enjoyed your session with us. Please contact us if you have additional questions or need further assistance.