Stretch marks often appear after childbirth, weight loss, and stints as a stunt double in claymation films. Smooth out skin with today's Groupon: for $259, you get three laser stretch-mark-removal or scar-removal sessions for a 3"x5" area at Foothills New Image (a $1,050 value).
Dr. Stuart Hetrick and his staff of licensed aestheticians and technicians target stretch marks and scars with FDA-approved Palomar Lux1540 lasers. The machine's wand sweeps over the surface of skin to stimulate new tissue growth with precise beams that improve texture and tone. The noninvasive treatment requires no downtime or anesthesia, and a Smooth Pulse heat-control system cools and comforts skin like the vats of lotion dumped on winning pageant queens. Throughout the course of treatment, patients work with the same technician, who tailors all sessions to the individual's tolerance level and favorite member of The Monkees. Though clients may see results after three sessions, five sessions are recommended for optimal results.
Foothills New Image
Although they may be in the business of enhancing exteriors, the team members at Foothills New Image know that it’s the relationship with their patients that really matters. Led by Dr. Stuart Hetrick, the staff includes two trained medical-laser technicians dedicated to educating guests about their treatment and guiding them through every step of their aesthetic journey. What's more, customers can expect to always work with the same person throughout their course of treatment, firmly establishing a relationship that allows the specialists to be honest with the client about the reality of their expected results.
Dr. Hetrick––who is always on site––relies on more than 20 years of Botox-injection experience as he plumps fine lines and fills crow’s feet with the FDA-approved solution. The centers aestheticians come armed with a Palomar StarLux laser that gently removes unwanted hair, smoothes skin's texture, and banishes surface veins, whereas skin can be further brightened and lightened with four types of chemical peels customized to each patient's skin type and desired results.