The effect of laser on the treatment of skin cracks
In fact, these lasers emit strong light themselves to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen in the target areas, which in turn helps to improve the appearance of the skin.
What causes cracking symptoms?
This happens when the skin is constantly or forcibly stretched, for example during periods of rapid weight gain or pregnancy. The middle layer of the skin (middle membrane) cracks, causing the underlying layer to look paler, as well as blood vessels.
The middle membrane is actually designed for stretching and has long fibers attached to it that are designed for growth. However, rapid growth can cause the fibers to stretch too much, which helps with the formation of skin cracking symptoms.
When symptoms of skin cracks first appear, they are usually red or purple due to the presence of blood vessels that run through the middle membrane. After that, they usually change color to white or silver, which may fade over time or remain visible forever.
As annoying as these red or white marks are, they are not uncommon. Millions of people around the world experience it, and 9 out of 10 pregnant women probably see it in their bodies during the third trimester. Symptoms of cracking of the skin also occur during maturity and adolescence, and regularly in bodybuilders and other people who want to increase their body mass.
Symptoms of cracked skin can also be caused by taking certain medications. For example, excessive use of sunscreen due to weakening of the elastic fibers in the skin is one of the causes of these skin symptoms. In addition, certain diseases and conditions, such as Cushing's syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, can affect cortisone levels and cause symptoms of cracked skin.
How does laser skin resurfacing work?
Laser methods are classified into very interesting types. Depending on the different skin conditions, devices that produce their own specific wavelengths can be used.
Several types of lasers are used to reduce the symptoms of skin cracking. Although these lasers work in a similar way - they deeply stimulate the production of elastin and collagen to help minimize the appearance of cracking symptoms - but depending on the type of cracking symptoms, some methods may be more appropriate than other methods.
Impact KTP and color lasers are often recommended for the treatment of skin cracking symptoms that are still red or purple. They work by stimulating collagen synthesis, destroying damaged blood vessels seen through stretched skin, effectively clearing the marks of deeper colored skin cracks without affecting other areas. For example, for best results, these treatments should be done in the first month after pregnancy.
Non-abrasive fracture lasers are suitable for stabilized skin cracking symptoms that are white or silver in color. Fraxel, one of the most common types of lasers, increases collagen production by dropping thousands of microscopic beams under the skin. The improvement in elasticity, texture and color can be seen only after a few weeks, but the skin will continue to improve in the following months.
Translated by: Bita Sayadi