Stretch Mark Treatment Specialist

Nashville Family Medical Clinic

Said Attoussi, MD

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in Nashville, TN

Stretch marks are thin scars that form after weight gain, pregnancy, and other times in your life. These permanent marks can make you self-conscious, but treatment is available to minimize the appearance of stretch marks — and restore your body confidence. Nashville Family Medical Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee, offers nonsurgical Icon™ system, performed by board-certified internist Said Attoussi, MD. To find out more about this light-based option to give you smoother looking skin, call today, or schedule a consultation online.

Stretch Mark Treatment Q & A

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are narrow scars that form when your skin grows or shrinks too rapidly. Even though stretch marks aren’t harmful or painful, these scars can be distressing and make you feel self-conscious.

Stretch marks are common; both men and women have them. They most commonly occur during:

  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Periods of quick weight gain or loss
  • Weight-training

Stretch marks appear on many parts of your body. You may have them on your:

  • Stomach
  • Breasts
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

Although stretch marks typically start out red and noticeable, the marks may fade a bit in time.

Some stretch marks look like:

  • Indented lines or streaks in your skin
  • Bright streaks that fade to a lighter color
  • Red, pink, black, blue, or purple scars

Stretch marks never go away on their own. However, if your stretch marks are troubling you, Nashville Family Medical Clinic offers stretch mark treatment to diminish the appearance of these scars with the advanced Icon™ laser technology.

What is Icon stretch mark treatment?

A safe, effective light-based therapy, Icon minimizes the appearance of stretch marks on any skin type to reveal smoother skin. The Icon system uses fractional laser technology to deliver pulsed energy to the skin. The light energy targets unwanted stretch marks and breaks them down.

The treatment stimulates the production of collagen — an essential building block of healthy skin. In time, stretch marks fade with your body’s natural healing process, with minimal discomfort and no downtime for most people.

What happens during stretch mark treatment?

Your treatment is performed in the comfort of Nashville Family Medical Clinic. During your treatment session, Dr. Attoussi applies the laser device to your skin on the area of your stretch marks. Your session may be as short as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Afterward, you should gradually see an improvement in the texture and tone of your stretch marks. You can get back to your day-to-day activities after your treatment.

Most people need four to eight treatment sessions to achieve their desired results. Dr. Attoussi will work with you to develop a plan that’s right for you.

Are you ready to take a step toward smoother skin? Call *615-512-6641 today, or book a consultation online with Nashville Family Medical Clinic.

*Please note that the phone number 615-512-6641 (or the Book Online tool) should be used to book aesthetic services.