Trying to get rid of unsightly stretch marks? Typically appearing as parallel lines, they have a different texture and colour to the skin. Initially, they start off as angry red marks. Over time, they begin to fade to a silver colour.
While it isn’t possible to completely eliminate stretch marks altogether, there are ways to help reduce their appearance.
What causes stretch marks?
Stretch marks are typically caused by a rapid increase in weight. If you put a lot of weight on in a short amount of time, the skin can stretch, leaving visible marks. For this reason, they are extremely common in pregnancy. Around eight out of 10 pregnant women will develop stretch marks.
Why are women more likely to suffer from stretch marks?
Although stretch marks do occur in men, they do tend to be much more prevalent in women. This is largely down to pregnancy, although women are also more prone to partake in crash diets or yo-yo dieting. This can cause rapid weight loss and weight gain, contributing to the development of stretch marks.
Whatever the cause, treating your stretch marks can help to make them less visible. There are a variety of treatments available, though it is important to note that none will fully eliminate them.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: iPixel, V Beam, Perfect Peel, Skin Pen
TREATMENT OPTION: IPIXEL
This ablative skin resurfacing laser stimulates new collagen and elastin production, which improves the volume and texture of your skin, as well as minimising the appearance of age spots and sun damage. It can also help reduce stretch marks.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: V BEAM
The V Beam is a non-ablative laser treatment that produces an intense but gentle burst of light that safely treat a multitude of vascular skin conditions, without damaging the surrounding skin and tissue. It is also highly effective at reducing stretch marks.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: PERFECT PEEL
The Perfect Peel is a revolutionary peel that aims to transform your skin into looking younger, healthier and clearer and is highly effective at treating pigmentation problems or other blemishes such as stretch marks.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: SKIN PEN
SkinPen is a collagen induction therapy procedure for the treatment of ageing, wrinkles and scarring.
It creates thousands of controlled micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This process results in the formation and remodelling of collagen and is an effective procedure for lots of skin concerns including scars and stretch marks.FIND OUT MORE