the Laser Treatment Clinic | Stretch Marks
Stretch Marks can appear anywhere on the body where the skin has been stretched, and they often occur as a result of weight gain.
They are most likely to appear in places where fat is stored, including the abdomen, breasts, upper arms, thighs and buttocks. They pose absolutely no health risk and don't compromise your body's ability to function healthily.
We have three layers of skin: the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (middle layer), and the subcutaneous stratum (innermost layer).
Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the resilient middle layer that helps the skin retain its shape. When the dermis is constantly stretched over time, the skin becomes less elastic and the small connective fibres within it break. The result is what we know as stretch marks. This damage is well beneath the top layers of skin and no creams will ever be able to repair the damage.
Pregnant women aren't alone in being susceptible. Adolescents experiencing growth spurts and athletes - especially bodybuilders who practise strenuous and repetitive exercise - are likely to get stretch marks, as is anyone who gains or loses a significant amount of weight in a short period of time. Use of products containing harsh ingredients, such as lightening creams will damage the skin and result in stretch marks.
Stretch Mark Removal
More and more people are opting for stretch mark removal in order to regain skin confidence, and here at The Laser Treatment Clinic we take pride in offering completely bespoke treatment. Whatever the age and size of your marks, our stretch mark removal specialists can help to vastly improve their appearance in as few sessions as possible.
Stretch Mark Treatment | Before & After
The Microdermabrasion, Laser Therapy and Ultrasound treatment involves an advanced form of deep skin exfoliation, encouraging skin renewal. The Laser stimulates the production of fresh young skin cells and collagen, promoting new collagen growth, resulting in smooth healthier skin.
The procedure is performed by passing a hand held device that uses a highly controlled flow of fine, medical grade crystals over the skin. You should feel no more than a sharp scratching sensation. After which the Laser technology is applied.
After the treatment the surface treated may have some spots of blood, and these may scab and take about a week to heal. Inflammation (active redness) is a consequence of fibroblast collagen resulting in more elastic skin. The depth of the pressure applied is at the professional’s discretion and may vary from treatment to treatment. The advantage of this treatment is that above all it works in harmony with, and respects the biological structure of the skin tissue.
Epidermis renewal usually occurs within four and five days depending on the length of the treatment or depth of abrasion, leaving about 1 – 2 weeks in-between treatments. After each treatment it is best to apply the professionally recommended products, to accelerate the skin tissue repair.
The number of treatments required will depend on how old and how deep the stretch marks are. With repeated treatments you will notice a steady improvement in skin texture and appearance. Improvement is sometimes evident from the first couple of treatments and continues throughout the treatment program.
The treatment is tailored to your individual needs and approved by our medical expert.
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