Stretch Marks

Our stretch mark removal treatment in London will target the areas of your body that are prone to them and help restore your body confidence.

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks, also known as “Striae” or “Striae distensae”, are a form of scarring on the skin that causes an off-colour hue that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear as reddish or purple lesions and may cause concern due to their appearance. These can occur anywhere on the body but are most likely to appear in places where larger amounts of fat are stored. 

Stretch marks can be pink, red, brown, black, silver, or purple. Over time, stretch marks tend to lose pigmentation and gradually fade.  

Stretch Marks Causes

  • Someone is pregnant
  • A person is going through puberty
  • You lose or gain weight quickly
  • If you are female
  • If you are overweight
  • Use of some kinds of steroid creams or tablets
  • Have a family member with stretch marks

How we can help

Whilst no treatment can permanently make stretch marks disappear, we can help to greatly reduce their appearance with a variety of advanced skin services we offer to target stretch marks. Below are some ways we can help with stretch mark treatment, with some more effective in the long term than others depending on your needs:

    • Medical Micropigmentation uses special ink mixing formulas to help re-pigment everything from stretch marks to scars, vitiligo, and hyperpigmentation issues. The power of this is it can ensure the scar have the same colour as the surrounding skin.
    • Retinoid creams (often called tretinoin) derived from Vitamin A may help if used on new stretch marks, but you should not use retinoid creams if you’re pregnant. 
    • Microdermabrasion involves polishing the skin with tiny crystals to reveal new skin that’s under the more elastic stretch marks. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of older stretch marks by removing a fine layer of skin.
    • Chemical Peels remove the top layers of your skin to remove dead and damaged cells and boost new skin growth.
    • Fractional Microneedling RF uses radio wave energy to create heat and trigger your body to make collagen. One small study found this treatment is safe and can improve stretch marks, but scientists need to do more research.
    • Laser & Light Therapies – A variety of light and laser therapies are available to help stimulate the growth of collagen or elastin in your skin. Your doctor can help you determine which technique is appropriate for you.
  • Topical products that contain cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil, vitamin E oil, and other moisturising ingredients; These natural creams can make your skin feel softer, but it isn’t clear if they help or prevent stretch marks. Please consult your Savant specialist to find out which products are best for your concern.
  • MCA Scar Treatment/Dry Needling – MCA scar treatment dry needling is an effective non-surgical treatment that helps to help improve the appearance of scars, burns, and stretchmarks.

How to prevent stretch marks

It may not always be possible to prevent stretch marks from happening on your skin, but one of the best ways to reduce your chance of getting them is by maintaining a healthy weight. Since there is no high-quality evidence that topical oils and creams can prevent them in the long term, our specialists could provide the resolution you need.

During pregnancy, for example, you’ll gain weight over a relatively brief period, which can trigger the appearance of stretch marks. It’s advised to work with your doctor to avoid rapidly gaining too much weight by eating well and exercising regularly. To prevent stretch marks, aim for slow and gradual weight gain during pregnancy. This not only minimises the appearance of stretch marks but also is healthy for you and your baby.

For this concern, you can use one of our standalone or combined in a personalised treatment plan procedures:

– Chemical Peels

– HIFU – Ultraformer III

– Body Sculpting and Contouring Treatment 

– Fractional RF Microneedling

– Medical Micropigmentation 

– Healite LED Light Therapy

And others depending on the skin state and are of concern. Please bear in mind that finalised treatment plan can be chosen only after face-to-face assessment for the best result.

Treatments for Stretch Marks

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Muscle Slimming Injections

This treatment can effectively weaken masseter muscles, disabling night time teeth grinding and over time reduce the size of the muscles.

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Fractional Microneedling RF

Many patients want to look younger. With age, the quality and elasticity of the skin deteriorate, creating fine lines and wrinkles,

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Fat Dissolving Injections

Aqualyx is an injectable compound that is made up of acids from deoxycholate also known as Motolese’s Solution.

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Skin Boosters

For intense skin hydration, skin laxity, all-round glow and suppleness, look no further than our injectable skin boosters (mesotherapy).

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HIFU Ultraformer III

FDA and CE approved, Ultraformer III treatment is the most advanced HIFU technology which acts as a non-surgical alternative for a facelift.

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Chemical Peels

A chemical peel uses an acidic solution that breaks down the top layer of skin and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead skin cells.

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Medical Camouflage

Effectively cover up scars, stretch marks, and other skin imperfection using medical grade tattoo inking techniques.

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FAQs

Depending on your skin type, placement of stretch marks, and how long you have had them, the time for stretch marks to fade will vary.

All treatments carry some sort of risk, however our aestheticians and doctors are fully qualified to ensure any risks or side effects are greatly minimised and avoided.

We offer various treatments for stretch marks, and pricing will be determined by the treatment plan which one of our aestheticians will create for you during your consultation.

Because stretch marks are a form of scar, they are oftentimes permanent, however, effective treatment can make them much less noticeable.

Laser treatment for stretch marks can work if you have a lot of pigmentation that needs to be controlled. Sometimes there is also a way to recreate the skin structure with the procedure called laser resurfacing where by using this type of laser treatment for stretch marks you burn the epidermal layer of the skin and create a new one. At our clinic we use a different combination of treatments to treat stretch marks and achieve healthy improvement on the skin area.

When considering laser stretch mark removal in London, it’s important to understand the cost associated with this treatment. The price for stretch mark laser removal in the UK can vary depending on the clinic and the extent of the treatment. Typically, the cost may range from clinic to clinic, and it’s advisable to consult with professionals for accurate pricing. London offers several options for this service, with clinics specializing in laser stretch mark removal. The best stretch mark removal in London is provided by skilled practitioners who can assess your specific needs. While seeking affordable options, it’s crucial to prioritize the quality and expertise of the clinic to ensure the most effective results. Make an informed decision by researching and consulting with reputable providers for your stretch mark treatment.

When it comes to addressing stretch marks, both microneedling and medical micropigmentation are gaining recognition in the UK, particularly in London. These treatments offer unique benefits over traditional laser procedures. Microneedling involves using tiny needles to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture, effectively reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Medical micropigmentation, on the other hand, can conceal stretch marks through tattooing that matches your skin tone.

Compared to laser treatments, which have varying costs and effectiveness, microneedling and micropigmentation are often more budget-friendly and require fewer sessions. Additionally, they pose minimal risk of side effects. Whether you are in London or other parts of the UK, considering these alternative approaches for stretch mark treatment can be a promising solution.

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