NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Men and women of all sizes are plagued with dreaded stretch marks and the process of eliminating them is often confusing, time consuming and lacks results.  Common known yet non-effective remedies like utilizing Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter, tanning the skin and daily exfoliation have no proven effect. To get skin to bounce back from stretch marks takes a simple process that utilizes a state-of-the-art Fractional CO2 Laser.

At the Body Contouring Center at the renowned JUVA Skin and Laser Center in New York, an unparalleled and comprehensive facility for skin treatments, Dr. Bruce Katz regularly puts his patients on a quick and easy path to lessening the appearance of stretch marks, no matter the size, color or depth.  The tearing of the dermis layer of skin causes this condition and is often the result of the rapid expansion of the skin associated with growth during puberty or weight gain from pregnancy or strength training.

Laser energy in a Fractional CO2 Laser is used to stimulate collagen growth and help raise the depressed areas of the skin to minimize the appearance of stretch marks.  This fast and non-invasive procedure uses a large beam of light to create microscopic wounds in the skin. The stimulation of new collagen repairs stretch marks and restores skin elasticity.

"Stretch marks are a universal problem among men and women regardless of their age, weight or body type," said Dr. Katz, Director of the Body Contouring Center at JUVA.  "There is no at-home cure for stretch marks but using a Fractional CO2 Laser is the most effective treatment available today that delivers outstanding results with minimal to no recovery time."

Skin will appear red and swollen for 1 – 2 days following the treatment and, depending on the size and color of the stretch marks, a series of 2 – 4 treatments is recommended.

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