What are stretch marks?

Most of us have experienced the unwanted stretch mark in our lifetime; a staggering 80% of women will be affected during pregnancy alone, usually within the last trimester.

Stretch marks are the result of the dermis stretching too quickly which causes the fibres in the central layer of the skin to tear. This is why new stretch marks are often red in colour, fading to a silvery line as they heal and age.

Who gets stretch marks?

Stretch marks rarely discriminate and affect people of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities.

  • 70% of women experience stretch marks during puberty
  • 40% of men experience stretch marks during puberty
  • 60% of people will develop stretch marks through weight gain (including body builders)

The most affected areas are the abdomen, buttocks, breasts and thighs, however stretch marks can also appear on the arms, back and pectorals. Stretch marks can also be a sign of an underlying condition such as Cushings or Marfan syndrome.

Stretch mark removal – Time to fight back!

Previously, stretch marks were extremely difficult to treat and stretch mark removal was almost impossible. The only options were ineffective creams that had little or no effect once the stretch mark had appeared.   The great news is that recent innovations around skin needling and Collagen Induction Therapy mean that stretch marks can be dramatically reduced on all areas of the body and on all skin types.

Depending on the age and severity of the stretch mark, we will recommend the best treatment for you. Digital and manual skin needling has proven to be extremely successful in reducing and removing stretch marks on all areas of the body. Micro needles trigger a healing response in the skin causing the body to create collagen and elastin which repair the tears in the dermal layer. As the skin regenerates, the stretch marks will be replaced with more healthy skin and less scar tissue.

We recommend a course of 3 sessions, 6 weeks apart for maximum results, it’s never too late to start fighting back so please get in touch with our team for more information or to book your first treatment  0207 792 9132 – clinic@borcianilondon.com

Stretch Marks Removal