STRETCH MARK TREATMENTS
Stretch marks are scars on or in the skin, which can show up as pink, red, or purple streaks. Like any other type of scars, stretch marks can be permanent if not treated. Stretch marks usually eventually fade to a silvery appearance, this is due to the pale fat beneath the skin becoming visible instead of the usual blood vessels. Stretch marks can have a significant impact on a person self-esteem. Luckily we have several ways to treat stretch marks, a combination of treatments will gain the best results.
Pop into LifePlus Harley Street, London Clinic to find out more.
HOW IT WORKS
To find out how to treat stretch marks talk to our skin specialists. They can advise you all about the best treatments available for your skin, plus give you tips on how to prevent getting more. At LifePlus Clinics we find the best result come from a combination treatment approach, using laser technology, LED Light Therapy, Radio Frequency, AWT Lipostripsy and Peels.
Individual results may vary
• Laser (Spectra XT )
• LED light therapy (Heallite II )
• Radio Frequency (INFINI)
• AWT Lipotripsy
• Chemical Peels
All the above treatments help improve stretch marks, making them look less noticeable by triggering different changes in the skin, and can help improve stretch marks and blend them in. They address the issues such as hyperpigmentation, vascular conditions (Pink/Purple appearance ) assisting in wound healing and boosting collagen production.
How many sessions
After three to five treatments, remarkable clinical results can be seen.
This is due to optimal dermal stimulation of new collagen production.
At lifePlus Clinics our focus is to use a combination treatment approach with cosmeceutical ingredients, because if you’re looking for one single device that works brilliantly for everything, it doesn’t exist.
What can cause stretch marks?
You can get stretch marks when you’re young and your body is changing quickly. The more weight you gain and the faster you gain it, the more likely you are to have stretch marks. Putting on lots of muscle mass quickly, as bodybuilders sometimes do, can also cause them.
They’re most common during and after your sixth month. Your body expands as your baby grows, but that might not be the only reason for stretch marks. Changes in your hormones during pregnancy can affect your skin and make it more likely to fragile.
Some medicines can cause weight gain, bloating, or other physical changes that stretch you’re skin and lead to stretch marks.
Areas most commonly affected
Areas such as the abdomen, breasts, hips, flank’s and buttocks are the most common areas affected although you can get them any were. Anyone can develop stretch marks, although they tend to affect more women than men.
Can you prevent stretch marks?
The best way to prevent them is to keep your weight steady. Drinking plenty of water can also help prevent damage when your skin stretches. Foods that keep your skin healthy are advised too, foods rich in zinc, like nuts and fish, and ones with vitamins A, C, and D.