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 these 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.Book consultation
Treatments available for Stretch Marks
Pulsed Dye Laser
Targeting skin conditions that were traditionally believed to only affect those of fairer skin tones, but have since been proven to affect patients of colour.
Face veins and redness as conditions are not a health risk, but can cause emotional or psychological distress to the individual and can prove to be difficult to mask by makeup and creams. Pulsed Dye Laser can be very effective in treating redness and other issues like face veins.
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Currently, laser resurfacing is one of the most efficient methods of improving facial scarring that has happened as a result of injury or earlier surgery, and is known in the industry in being particularly effective at treating conditions usually regarded as ‘stubborn’ like acne scarring.
Our highly trained doctors & nurses will recommend a tailored treatment to best fit your needs, from wrinkles...Read on Book consultation
At PHI Clinic, we see hundreds of patients with a wide range of indications. It is important to assess each patient individually to provide you with a skincare treatment plan that works for you. Whether the aim is to improve a symptom or problem, or to simply maintain and protect an even complexion, PHI is passionate about providing a solution and an effective regime tailored to you.
Below we hope to provide you with information to consider prior to making your appointment. We house th...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
An ideal candidate will have fresh stretch marks which will be easier to manage, but mature stretch marks are also treatable. Older stretch marks 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.
Stretch mark treatments are provided by our highly trained team of aestheticians and nurses.
Most areas of the body can be treated. Some of the most common areas are the tummy and thighs.
Before and after Stretch Marks treatment
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