Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are a normal part of puberty for most girls and guys. When a person grows or gains weight really quickly (like during puberty), that person may get fine lines on the body called stretch marks. Stretch marks happen when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching. Although the skin is usually fairly elastic, when it’s overstretched, the normal production of collagen (the major protein that makes up the connective tissue in your skin) is disrupted. As a result, scars called stretch marks may form. If you’re noticing stretch marks on your body, you’re not alone. Most girls and women have stretch marks, which tend to show up on the breasts, thighs, hips, and butt. Many women get them during pregnancy. but they are mainly recognised as the battle scars of pregnancy, with between 75% and 90% of women developing stretch marks during this time.And while they’re more common in girls, guys can get stretch marks, too. People who are obesity often have stretch marks. Bodybuilders are prone to getting stretch marks because of the rapid body changes that bodybuilding can produce. Stretch marks also may occur if a person uses steroid-containing skin creams or ointments (such as hydrocortisone) for more than a few weeks, or has to take high doses of oral corticosteroids for months or longer. At first, stretch marks may show up as reddish or purplish lines that may appear indented and have a different texture from the surrounding skin. Laser therapy for stretch marks works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin. This promotes elasticity and makes the skin under the stretch marks thicker. Laser therapy also causes the fibroblasts or connective tissues cells in the skin to divide. This in turn reduces the appearance of stretch marks but despite improving the visual look of the marks does not remove them altogether.

Causes of Stretch Marks

Both men and women are susceptible to stretch marks, particularly on the thighs, hips, arms, buttocks, abdominal area, and lower back. There are several causes of stretch marks, including:

  • Genetics: Women are more likely to get belly stretch marks if their mother, for instance, had stretch marks after pregnancy. Significant weight gain and loss: Your skin stretches as your weight fluctuates, sometimes resulting in stretch marks.
  • Puberty: Growth spurts during puberty often result in stretch marks as the skin is unable to keep up with the body’s rate of growth.
  • Bodybuilding: Rapid development of muscle mass may stretch the skin beyond its limits.
  • Corticosteroids: Heavy or long-term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, a widely used pharmaceutical steroid compound, can lead to stretch mark formation.
  • Ethnicity: People with darker skin are less likely to have stretch marks.

 

Stretch Marks after Pregnancy

Stretch marks after pregnancy are particularly common. Nearly three in four women will develop stretch marks on their legs, abdomen, hips, and other areas of the body affected by weight gain during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the skin expands and stretches to its limit, causing tiny tears in the supporting layers of skin. These tiny tears are stretch marks that appear as glossy, white streaks in the skin. Many women who have stretch marks after pregnancy turn to laser stretch mark removal to eliminate this unwanted scarring. This treatment is designed to give women the renewed, youthful appearance they desire.

Strawberry laser stretch mark treatment

£75 (45 minutes)

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HOW THIS TREATMENT WORKS

Our strawberry laser stretch mark treatment is suitable for most skin types and colours, effectively treats the area permanently reducing the appearance of the stretch mark or scar. Laser light breaks down scar tissue to generate new healthy tissue. The result is smoother skin, more even in texture and lighter in colour thus reducing the appearance of the scar or stretch mark. Ongoing clinical studies have shown that clients treated achieved an average improvement of between 60% and 75% in the appearance of their Stretch marks and scars.

Results

Laser stretch mark removal is highly effective in most cases. As with any other technique, success is dependent on the prevalence and age of the stretch marks in question – older and more serious stretch marks are more difficult to treat.clients often require as many as 8-10 treatments to remove stretch marks up to 70%. In the most serious cases, even a series of laser treatments may only reduce the visibility of stretch marks up to 50%. Each case is unique.

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Green peel for stretch marks

£65 (45 minutes)

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HOW DO CELEBRITIES KEEP THEIR SKIN YOUTHFUL? With Herbal Green Peels! Safe, effective, 100% natural, non-synthetic, powerful herbal skin peel that regenerates fresher, healthier, younger-looking skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, acne ,stretch marks and scars. The Herbal Green Peel is safe to use on all skin types and conditions regardless of ethnicity.6-8 sessions are required.

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Chemical Peels for stretch marks

£45 (45 minutes)

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Chemical peels are most commonly used on the face to treat wrinkles and age spots, but they are also used on other areas of the body for stretch mark removal. In the chemical peel procedure, a chemical solution is applied to the skin using a sponge, cotton pad, cotton swab, or brush. The types and strengths of the chemicals in the solution vary according to the individual client’s needs. The chemicals essentially peel off the top layers of damaged, dead skin and activate new skin cell production. Client might feel a stinging or burning sensation during treatment. The recovery period depends on the client’s skin type and the strength of the chemicals administered, and multiple treatments may be necessary to achieving optimal results. It’s important to bear in mind that a chemical peel will not remove stretch marks completely; however, they fade as a result of treatment, and clients emerge with smoother, healthier, more youthful looking skin.

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Microdermabrasion for stretch marks

£45 (45 minutes)

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Both microdermabrasion and chemical peels improve the appearance of stretch marks through the removal of the skin’s top layers. Chemical peels achieve this goal by using chemicals to “burn” the top layer away while microdermabrasion uses a fine crystal spray to “blast” the outermost layers of skin. Dead skin cells are removed and new, healthy skin cells take their place. The new cells produce more collagen and elastin, two vital components of smooth, young looking skin. Microdermabrasion is a painless procedure that takes no more than an hour to complete and involves no recovery time. An additional five to twelve treatments are needed to reap the maximum benefits of the procedure. Keep in mind that, although microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of stretch mark and scars up to 50% in some cases, it will not completely remove the stretch marks.

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Medical needling for stretch marks

£65 (45 minutes)

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How does medical needling treat stretch marks?
Medical needling uses the bodies natural solution for the permanent reduction unsightly stretch marks. The technique using micro-needling, with either a Dermaroller or a Dermapen, which activates the cascade of fibroblast and growth hormone steps to generate more skin, collagen and elastin for smooth, healthy coloured skin.

The skin of the epidermis effectively thickens smoothing and evening out the stretch marks as a result. New collagen growth and stimulation is more effective for reducing and fading stretch marks, but can work better in conjunction with skincare, Galvanic and Mesotherapy treatments.

How many treatments are needed?

At your consultation your practitioner will advice you on how many treatments you are likely to need, but most clients see a difference after a course of 3 treatments. 3  weeks between treatments is necessary to allow the bodies natural skin cycle to complete before another treatment should be performed.

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If you want more information regarding Stretch Marks simply call your preferred Xpressions clinic to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser, send us an online enquiry or request a call back and we will be in touch.