Stretch marks are an unappealing part of life for many people, sometimes a considerable impact on someone’s confidence. However, they are more common than you might think and can be effectively treated with the right procedures.
Finding the Right Treatment for Your Skin
Treating stretch marks should begin the same way as treating any other skin concern, with a Consultation. Booking a consultation with a trained skin expert will allow you to discuss your concerns with a professional and work together to devise the best course of treatment for your specific needs and skin type.
Here at The Laser Treatment Clinic, our friendly skin experts are always on hand to provide you with expert guidance on the range of treatments we offer, and to help you find the right treatment plan.
Professional Treatments for Professional Results
When it comes to effectively treating stretch marks, professional medical treatments will always provide results far more noticeable than home remedies or over-the-counter products. Treatments relating to stretch marks will always be tailored to your skin type and individual requirements but generally, we advise a combination of three treatments: marine peel therapy, advanced dermabrasion, and collagen induction therapy.
The Marine Peel Treatment works by gently peeling away the top layer of skin to reveal healthier skin underneath and dissipate redness over time. By gently exfoliating the top layer of the skin, you can eradicate the damaged layer of skin over multiple sessions. Even if your stretch marks run deep, by rejuvenating the top layers of your skin you can improve the overall look of the area and diminish the look of stretch marks. Unlike other peels which used glycolic acid or chemicals, our marine peel treatment is formulated with powerful botanical actives to offer a gentle but effective treatment.
Advanced dermabrasion is often recommended as a rejuvenation treatment but it also works to effectively treat stretch marks; multiple studies have found that it considerably improves their scar-like appearance. This treatment involves the physical exfoliation of the top layer of skin, which stimulates elastin and collagen production. The procedure will help other products work more effectively, and combined with the marine peel treatments it will improve the overall tone, texture, and colour of the affected area.
Triggering the body’s wound healing response, collagen induction therapy also promotes the production of new collagen and elastin, significantly improving the look of stretch marks. By encouraging the body to produce new collagen and elastin, stretch marks will begin to lose their scar-like appearance, help heal the surrounding tissue and look more like the surrounding skin.
Supporting Homecare Products
In combination with our in-clinic treatments, we also recommend the use of home care products to support your treatment plan. These include the Marine Boost Super Serum for healing, the Sea Collagen Marine Body Serum for moisturising, and the Body Exfoliation Gloves to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. For those with darker skin tones, we also recommend the use of the Ultra Light Derma White cream to safely and effectively treat any pigmentation issues associated with stretch marks.