Stretch marks may occur through growth spurts, quick weight loss or gain, or post-pregnancy. It is a common issue which the media advertises as completely removable. However, through thorough research, we have discovered that there is no way of ensuring complete eradication. Nonetheless, at Clear Medical we are able to drastically improve their appearance with a combination of treatments.
What causes stretch marks?
Stretch marks are medically termed as ‘Striae’. Common knowledge is stretch marks are due to skin expansion and contraction in a short space of time. This, however, is not always the case. Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to ‘striae’, whereas some may not. Some individuals have a predisposition by their genetic makeup, to develop stretch marks regardless of skin expanding or contracting. In effect, there has to be a malfunction in the mechanism within the renewal stage of skin cell synthesis which influences their development. Although stretch marks are a common skin issue, scientists do not yet know the exact cause and are still investigating them. Many people over the years have shared their ideas and stories with us concerning this issue. A popular account is that, back in the days, the elders advised against scratching the skin as that would cause the appearance of stretch mark. Could this be another mother’s tale that has some fact to it?
Stretch Mark Miracle Cures!
Unfortunately, there is no proof of a way to completely eradicate stretch marks. Also, no preventative evidence of successful treatments or application of topical substances is widely available. Nevertheless, a vast improvement in the appearance of the skin is possible with treatment and correct care. Inconclusive theories specify hyaluronic acid, tretinoin, and many other marketed drugs show improvement, yet promotion legislations do not prevent consumers from being misled.
How do we treat them?
Stretch mark removal treatment involves, promotion of the restoration phase of when a wound heals. Following this, the repair of the skin prevents or improves abnormal scarring. At Clear Medical, we believe that Skin Rejuvenation and Microneedling are the best treatments to accomplish this. These treatments trigger the regression of blood vessels and, therefore, the fibroblasts (cells that produce connective tissue) within the scar. Thus, halting further deposition of connective tissue.
What should I notice after my treatments?
Rejuvenating treatments trigger new cell production which will also influence the tone of the skin within the stretch marks. As a consequence, the stretch marks will become less apparent. Treatments stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and smooth the skin within the treatment. We perform countless treatments with success, with the experience we can safely say that stretch marks can be drastically reduced to give you the confidence you seek.
Consultation prior to treatment
We initially arrange an over the phone skin consultation, then at a face to face consultation, more information is given in terms of suitability and potential success rate of the stretch mark removal treatment. Your treatment may be a course of Microneedling and/or Skin Rejuvenation alongside a recommended care regime. It is also beneficial to the success of the treatment if aftercare is carried out, supplemented by a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Stretch Mark Removal Treatment Pricing
Unlike many other clinics, we have a unique pricing structure which is consistent and area dependent. Please see our skin price list for more information on the Micro-needling and Skin Rejuvenation pricing.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.