Stretch Marks Treatment

Stretch marks are narrow lines that tend to run in parallel on the surface of the skin and are known as ‘striae’. Stretch mark lines will eventually look lighter, fading to a pale silver colour. But it can take many years for them to become less noticeable - no matter how many lotions or creams you use. We offer a range of non-surgical treatments to reduce the appearance of stretch marks quickly and effectively.

Stretch Marks Treatments at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic

What are stretch marks?

A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks at a rapid rate. Stretch marks can appear anywhere where the skin has been stretched but are most common on areas of the body where there’s weight gain and fat is stored, such as the stomach, breasts, thighs, buttocks and upper arms.

What causes stretch marks?

When the skin stretches or shrinks too quickly, the collagen and elastin tissues are forced to abruptly change and rupture. As the skin recovers and heals from this process, scar tissue forms in the form of stretch marks. They tend to appear most often as we put on weight, and the skin is stretched and sometimes deeper skin layers and blood vessels show through. This is why stretch marks are often red or purple and raised when they first appear.

Who can get stretch marks?

All types of people can get stretch marks, regardless of age, gender or skin type. Stretch marks also affect women during the later stages of pregnancy as the baby grows to full term, a condition known as ‘striae gravidarum.’ Although pregnancy stretch marks will fade after childbirth, they may not disappear completely.

How to get rid of stretch marks

Cosmetic surgery for stretch marks and flabby skin, such as a tummy tuck, is expensive but there are non-invasive options for treating stretch marks that have significant effects. At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we offer a diverse range of non-surgical stretch mark treatments to revitalise the ruptured collagen and elastin stores while stimulating natural skin renewal.

Genuine Dermaroller™ therapy – also known as ‘micro-needling’ – is a highly advanced and multi gold award-winning procedure. It stimulates collagen induction to improve poor quality skin, such as that affected by stretch marks, to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely.

We also offer INTRAcel™, a skin-tightening and skin rejuvenating system that uses micro-needling and radio-frequency for dramatic effects on stretch marks. This technology continues to improve the quality of your skin long after treatment.

Thermage CPT is another effective treatment to minimise the appearance of stretch marks. This advanced radiofrequency therapy makes your collagen fibres contract, leaving visibly tighter skin with a firmer and smoother appearance.

Stretch mark removal with Micro-needling involves using a hand-held device containing tiny needles. When applied to the skin, the needles safely penetrate the skin’s surface to naturally kickstart the skin’s own renewal process. This helps to restructure the skin from deep inside, resulting in a marked reduction in the appearance of stretch marks.

To understand which stretch mark treatment is suitable for your own needs, contact our clinics in London and Buckinghamshire, or fill out our online enquiry form to book an appointment.

*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.

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Micro Needling

Acne scarring, wrinkles, open pores, sun damaged skin, stretchmarks and age spots all contribute to uneven skin tone and poor skin. Micro-needling treatment, also referred to as ‘collagen induction therapy’, encourages the production of collagen in our skin so that it is smoother, healthier and brighter.

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INTRAcel™

INTRAcel™ helps to firm, smooth and tighten skin minimising the signs of ageing by treating sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles with little or no downtime and with outstanding improvements.

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Genuine Dermaroller™

Genuine Dermaroller™ therapy stimulates collagen induction to improve poor quality skin and scarred skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely with long lasting results.

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Thermage® CPT

Thermage® CPT is a radiofrequency technology that naturally and three-dimensionally contracts the collagen in the skin. It appeals to many celebrities because it creates a refreshed, and rejuvenated and overall younger appearance to the skin without altering your looks.

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Ultherapy®

The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is the No1 Ultherapy Ultra Premier Treatment Provider for the UK and Ireland for the 7th year in a row as of October 2020

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