Finding a solution for facial scars and stretch marks used to be difficult, if not impossible, but a new ultraviolet light treatment called ReLume may finally be the answer. Unlike the gel patches and creams of the past which worked to fade and shrink these areas of skin, ReLume works to renew the natural color in them so that they blend with surrounding skin tissue.
An FDA approved procedure, ReLume works best on scars and stretch marks when used on them as soon as possible, and it also works much better when they have fewer raised edges. ReLume is performed in the provider’s office and does not require hospitalization. It is considered a better option to correct scarring and stretch marks than tattooing or surgery because it carries no risk of creating infection.
Patients find the whole ReLume process to be simple and pain free, taking less than five minutes in most cases. Depending on the severity of the problem, patients can begin to see results after finishing four procedures of ReLume, but the optimum results may not be reached until several more have been completed. Once the desired color has been reached, patients usually schedule touch up sessions to maintain their new look.
ReLume can be used on everyone, though doctors recommend that you do not tan the skin to be treated. ReLume providers will evaluate the scars and stretch marks before scheduling a procedure to ensure that they will respond well to treatment. Once satisfied, the doctor will use a hand-held device to deliver light using a computer system as guidance. The energy provided to the cells causes more melanin production which returns the damaged skin to a color which matches the surrounding area.
ReLume is usually an affordable option for those wanting to minimize scars and stretch marks, but it is not a procedure normally covered by medical insurance. It requires no time for recovery. If you have been looking for a permanent method of reducing the appearance of scars or stretch marks, ReLume could be a great option for you. Call the provider in your area to learn more.