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Why Are Stretchmarks Different Colours?

May 16, 2014

They affect countless people up and down the UK but not that many people are aware of the real nature of stretch marks. For instance, why do stretch marks appear in different colours? Some stretch marks are quite a deep shade of purple; others are pinkish red; whilst others are silvery and almost colourless. What […]

Posted in Scar Treatment,Stretch Marks — Written by Laser Treatment Clinic

Understanding stretch marks, and what happens to the skin when they are formed

October 17, 2013

The experience of having a new born baby may be exciting and beautiful. However, the emergence of stretch marks or scarring during pregnancy is not. The skin produces a major protein called collagen which makes up the connective tissues in your skin. Although the skin is very elastic, overstretching disrupts the normal production of collagen […]

Posted in Scar Treatment,Skin Care Products,Stretch Marks — Written by Laser Treatment Clinic

Is it safe to undergo laser stretch mark removal straight after pregnancy?

August 23, 2012

By far the most common sufferers of stretch marks are women who have just been through pregnancy. In the nine months of pregnancy, the skin, which is usually very flexible and supple, can be stretched to its limit as the pregnant woman gains weight and the baby grows. This can cause tiny connective tissues to […]

Posted in Stretch Marks — Written by Nicholas

Can men get stretch marks too?

August 22, 2012

It is mainly women who suffer from stretch marks, particularly after pregnancy when the skin has to stretch to accommodate the growing baby and the extra weight. Women also get stretch marks after losing or gaining weight in a short amount of time. However, men can also get stretch marks too. Stretch marks in men […]

Posted in Stretch Marks — Written by Markoff

Can pregnancy cause skin problems?

August 16, 2012

During pregnancy, some women develop a kind of glow and look healthier than ever. However, this isn’t the case for all women during all stages of the pregnancy. In fact, many women can develop a range of skin conditions and complaints triggered by the hormonal changes which take place during pregnancy. What happens to the […]

Posted in Laser Treatment,Pigmentation Treatment,Stretch Marks — Written by Nicholas

Believe it or not, it is possible to get rid of post-pregnancy stretch marks

August 8, 2012

For many women, stretch marks are an inevitable side effect of pregnancy. When you are pregnant, you gain in body weight in a relatively short period of time. This stretches the skin and causes the small connective fibres in the middle layer of skin, the dermis, to break. The result of this is often stretch […]

Posted in Stretch Marks — Written by Nicholas

Post-pregnancy tips for getting back to your best

July 30, 2012

Many women feel very different in themselves after they have had a baby. Your body has changed dramatically, leaving you with more body weight and maybe even stretch marks. The important thing to remember when trying to get back in shape after having a baby is not to rush things. Your priorities are your child […]

Posted in Stretch Marks — Written by Nicholas

Types of scars and how to get rid of them

July 25, 2012

There are many different types of scars, some differing in their composition and some in how they were caused. Here are a few of the most common types of scars: • Hypertrophic scars. These are scars which develop when the body produces too much collagen. This causes the scar to end up raised above the […]

Posted in Scar Treatment,Stretch Marks — Written by Nicholas

Essential facts about stretch marks

July 18, 2012

If you have stretch marks and you are considering treatment to get rid of them, you may find it useful to know a little more about them. Here are a few important facts about stretch marks: • Stretch marks are generally pink, purple or red in appearance • They are also known as stria or […]

Posted in Stretch Marks — Written by Nicholas

How to remove stretch marks after pregnancy

July 18, 2012

Although they aren’t the only ones affected, stretch marks most commonly affect pregnant women. When you are pregnant, your weight generally increases, and it does so in a relatively short time. During this weight gain, the dermis (the middle layer of the skin, responsible for helping the skin retain its shape) stretches and becomes less […]

Posted in Laser Treatment,Stretch Marks — Written by Lindsey
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