Stretch marks rarely discriminate and affect people of all shapes, sizes, age and ethnicity.
- 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 Treatment
Previously, stretch marks were extremely difficult to treat and stretch mark removal was almost impossible. The only options were ineffective creams that made little or no difference 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.
What to Expect
The skin will look red and raised in the treatment area for 24-48 hours, over the following week you may develop a light scabbing across the treatment site.
In some cases you may develop Post Traumatic Hyperpigmentation, this is where the treated skin appears darker – this is completely normal and will fade over the following months as the skin heals