Smooth Out Stretch Marks From Within

Unless they're new, the problem with stretch marks isn't so much their color-they're probably faded from purplish to silvery if you've had them for a while. What makes older stretch marks stand out is their depth compared to the surface of rest of your skin. Now, a new YAG laser deals with that disparity directly.

Affirm's latest application of their Multiplex technology is found in their new 1440-nm Nd:YAG laser, which boosts collagen deep within the skin to work on stretch-mark indentations. A special lens redistributes the laser's fractional energy. Tissue becomes coagulated, thus collagen production is effectively encouraged-and that's what reduces the stretch marks' appearance.

The recommended amount of sessions will vary depending on the severity of the stretch marks and patient expectations, but a single session is usually 15 minutes long. Patients have reported that they feel less pain with this compared to other bodily laser treatments, and Affirm attributes that to the energy passing through all skin layers in a single pass.