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Introduction to stretch marks
Stretch marks start off red in colour, and are lines which distribute over the skin’s surface. Over time, they mature and turn to a silvery shade. It is best to treat them when they are relatively new, in order to effectively reduce them.
Many different body shapes and sizes have stretch marks, it is not purely down to weight gain/loss.
They can develop at key stages of growth, for example, during puberty and pregnancy, and also develop when there is a change in diet or exercise regime.
What treatments are available?
At PHI Clinic we house the largest number of treatment options in the UK and due to this, are able to tailor our treatments to each patient. The specific treatment suggested is dependent on the following factors; the size of the surface area to be treated; the type and maturity of the stretch mark; the severity of the case. You will require a personal consultation with an aesthetician at PHI Clinic, before a treatment plan is drawn up. Some of our most popular stretch mark treatments are Icon and Enerjet.
How many session will I need, and how far apart can I have them?
Most procedures for stretch marks will take 6-8 sessions, set 4-6 weeks apart. It does depend on the treatment provided, at PHI we house the largest collection of treatment options which it why a consultation is vital. We really can tailor our treatments to you.
Am I a suitable candidate?
An ideal candidate will have fresh stretch marks which will be easier to manage, but mature stretch marks are also treatable. Older stretchmarks usually require a more intense procedure, and may take more sessions to achieve results.
It is not advisable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding undergo any cosmetic procedures. While there is no clinical data that shows treatment to be detrimental to the patient or the baby, we always err on the side of caution.
Who will perform the treatment?
PHI’s leading aestheticians, Jenna Staal and Spirithoula Koukoufikis, perform stretch mark treatments. They regularly perform treatment for this particular indication, and will be able to advise and treat you accordingly.
What areas can be treated?
Most areas of the body can be treated. Some of the most common areas are the tummy and thighs.
Is there any downtime?
Depending on what treatment plan is provided, patients may experience some downtime. Please click on the treatment pages for treatment-specific information.