How the Votiva® System Can Reduce the Appearance of Your Stretch Marks

How the Votiva® System Can Reduce the Appearance of Your Stretch Marks

Do you have stretch marks? How do they make you feel? You might not mind them at all, or refer to them as your tiger stripes if they showed up when you were carrying a much wanted child. 

Alternatively, you might have experienced stretch marks as a side effect of unwanted weight gain, and wish they were gone. You can even get stretch marks from a fast growth spurt as a teen, and maybe you’d like smooth skin around your hips when it’s bikini season.

Dr. Gae Rodke is an OB/GYN located on the Upper West Side of New York City. She also performs cosmetic procedures to help women feel more comfortable in their bodies. If you have stretch marks and wish they were more unobtrusive, she can use the safe, gentle power of radiofrequency energy to reduce their appearance.

Radiofrequency therapy

Radiofrequency therapy is nothing new. It’s been used for years to improve skin laxity. This kind of therapy works by using long-wavelength energy to gently penetrate deep tissue and stimulate the middle skin layer, called the dermis. 

Your body reacts as if your body is being injured, producing collagen and other proteins to smooth away imperfections. This can fill in grooves left by stretch marks, tighten and plump the skin, and reduce discoloration.

Introducing the Votiva® system

Votiva by InMode is Dr. Rodke’s preferred radiofrequency system, since it can work in just seconds to start minimizing the appearance of stretch marks on the hips, belly, abdomen, breasts, and thighs. 

Radiofrequency technology is noninvasive, so you won’t see any needles or scalpels in the treatment room. Instead, you just lay back comfortably, bare the area the doctor will be working on, and relax as she places the electrodes across the stretch marks.

Most people report a slight warming sensation, and you’re likely to see your skin is slightly reddened after treatment in response to the warmth, This will quickly dissipate. After your treatment you can go right back to your daily activities.

RF therapy doesn’t show outward results right away. Be prepared to see your stretch marks improve slowly in the weeks after your treatment, and to receive more than one treatment if the marks are deep or discolored.

Has your interest in RF therapy for stretch mark minimization been piqued? You can learn more about the Votiva system by talking to Dr. Rodke. To schedule an appointment, call 212-496-9800, or visit the contact page for more information. 

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