Introduction to Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are often referred to as stria, striae or striae gravidarum during pregnancy. Stretch marks occur when the skin suddenly stretches and the dermis layer of the skin breaks, revealing the deeper layers to show through. There are a number of factors that lead to stretch marks, such as pregnancy, weight gain and growth spurts during puberty. Stretch marks usually occur on the tummy, buttocks, breasts and thighs.

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“I thought I would never be able to get rid of these stretch marks, but they are actually beginning to fade and a few of them have gone!”

Mark, London

Stretch Marks
Our Stretch Mark Treatments

Laser Treatments: We use a non- ablative ND YAG laser to stimulate new collagen and elastin growth. This ‘fills’ the stretch mark from the inside out. The Nd: YAG laser energy is absorbed in the dermal layer of the skin stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin . As the new collagen thickens and plumps the skin, it fills in the stretch mark from below.

Stretch Mark Cream: We use a silicon based topical treatment (Prosil) that is applied to the treated area twice a day. The treatment works by providing the scar with an ideal healing environment which in-turn promotes fast and effective scar healing and normal skin growth.

At your Consultation

At your initial consultation, your skin care expert will give you a thorough examination in order to fully understand and assess your skin in order to achieve your desired results. You will be advised on the best possible course of treatments and products designed specifically for your condition or desired results. Our consultations are friendly, informative and completely confidential. Our aim is to ensure your skin received the exact treatment it needs. You will also be advised on the correct after-care regime in order to achieve long lasting results. As everyone’s skin is different, we will ensure that any treatment carried out is fully compatible with your skin and that you are completely comfortable with the advised treatment. Our expert will answer any questions or concerns you may have. We are completely committed to giving you the results you want. The average skin consultation lasts around 30 minutes and you are by no means obliged to purchase a treatment package.

Your Treatment

When you arrive for your first treatments, your practitioner will fully explain the treatment and procedures, detailing any products used in order to ensure you are completely comfortable before proceeding. Depending on the treatment, a small test patch is usually carried out in order to ensure skin compatibility and nothing has changed since your consultation. You are the priority at all times and our experts are there to ensure you are comfortable and receiving the right treatment. With a course of treatments you will gradually begin to see results, although this will be explained after your treatment. There is normally a gap of 2 to 4 weeks between certain treatments which helps achieve optimal results.

 

Our stretch mark treatments are not recommended for people with any of the following characteristics, conditions or medications:

 

  • Pregnancy

  • Tendency to Keloid scarring

  • Medication Photosensitisers

  • Cancer

  • Active Herpes

  • The use of immunosuppressive drugs

  • A flesh wound that may bleed

  • Changes caused by diabetes, chemotherapy, radiotherapy.

  • Are you ready to regain control of your skin? Book a no-obligation consultation now or view our treatment prices.