What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are a type of scar which presents as an indented streak on the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks or other places on the body.

What causes stretchmarks?

A stretch mark is a kind of scar that develops when our skin shrinks or stretches quickly. Collagen and elastin break up in the skin as a result of the abrupt change – creating a stretch mark.

There are a number of potential causes of stretch marks.

The most common causes of stretch marks stem from:
  • Puberty growth spurts
  • Pregnancy
  • Rapid weight gain or loss
  • Training with weights, resulting in fast muscle growth

Do stretch marks change over time?

When stretch marks first appear, they are red, purple, rosy, reddish-brown, or dark brown, depending on your skin colour. Early stretch marks may feel slightly raised and itchy to the touch. In time, the colour disappears, giving a silver appearance and the narrow bands sink under your skin. You often feel a slight depression while running your finger across a mature stretch mark.

What Are My Treatment Options For Stretch Mark Removal/ Stretch Marks Treatment?

How to get rid of stretch marks?

There are a number of options available at Dr Leah Clinics which are proven to be highly effective for stretch mark removal/ stretch marks treatment, we firstly advise booking a FREE body consultation where our advanced body therapist can assess the area and advise which stretchmark removal treatment is best for you and the type of results you will achieve form stretch mark treatment.

Dr Leah Stretch mark removal treatments:

  • Laser stretch mark removal - Our resurfacing laser treatment is an excellent stretch mark removal treatment. This laser stretch mark removal treatment uses the i-Pixel Laser which is the latest generation of fractional skin resurfacing. This highly effective treatment can dramatically alter the appearance of your skin, helping to reduce stretch marks and scarring.
  • Microneedling stretch mark treatment - Microneedling treatment using Dermapen is a skin repair treatment that can help to significantly improve the appearance stretch marks or scarred skin.
  • Plasma Pen treatment for stretchmarks - This treatment is performed by our doctors only as it is a medical grade Plasma Pen (Plasma IQ)

When is it best to treat stretch marks?

It is best to treat stretch marks as soon as they appear and before they turn silver, once the stretch mark loses its purple / pinkish appearance they become a lot harder to successfully remove.

Why Choose Dr Leah Clinics For Stretch Mark Removal?

  • Experienced in removing stretchmarks - At Dr Leah clinic one of the most common questions we receive from patients is - How to get rid of stretch marks, so we have a wealth of experience in treating stretch marks.
  • Offer multiple treatment options – Dr Leah Clinic have a number of stretch mark removal treatments available to choose between. This allow us to offer the most suitable treatment for your needs or combine treatments to deliver the most effective results.
  • Doctor led clinic - so are able to offer the most advanced stretch mark removal treatments.
  • FREE in-clinic body consultation – Dr Leah Clinics offer free body consultations, where our expert body therapist will be able to review the area and advise which stretch mark removal treatment is suitable for you.
To find out which of our treatments is best for you we offer FREE IN-CLINIC BODY CONSULTATION, where our advanced body therapist will be able to review and advise which treatments are best for you.


Commonly Asked Questions

Where Can I Have The Stretch Mark Removal/Stretch Mark Removal Treatment?

This treatment is available at our London and Essex Clinics

Do Stretch Marks/Scars Occur After Treatment?

There are various causes of stretch marks and scars. They can appear again on different areas of the face or body depending on the root cause or injury sustained.
*Results may vary from person to person

Remote Skin Consultation

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