No matter what your body shape or type, most of us will fall victim to stretch marks throughout our lifetime.
Occuring during periods of skin growth, stretch marks are visible lines on the skin, usually the stomach, thighs, buttocks, breasts, and upper arms, that are dark red or purple at first appearance, fading to become white or silver over time.
The skin contains collagen and elastin, proteins that keep it healthy and supple and allow it to stretch and expand as we grow. However, the inner layer of the skin, known as the dermis, produces collagen and elastin at a lesser rate, and when it cannot keep up with the upper layers, this causes small tears in the skin. These tears eventually become stretch marks.
Patient Before and After Images
What does the treatment do?
It is almost impossible to prevent stretch marks from forming, however, using advanced laser resurfacing techniques, patients can enjoy a significant reduction in their appearance.
Laser stretch mark removal treatment in London aims to remove the outer layer of skin, helping to encourage new, healthy skin growth. Whilst this doesn’t completely eliminate stretch marks, it can help fade them dramatically.
At Dermasurge, all laser treatments are carried out by Dr Hiba Injibar, our consultant dermatologist. Prior to undergoing any procedures, patients are required to attend a thorough consultation to ensure suitability and maximise the effects.
Frequently Asked Questions
If Dr Hiba’s aftercare advice is followed correctly, there is no reason why the appearance of stretch marks are not permanently improved. However, this may vary from patient to patient.
The number of treatments needed will depend on the severity of the stretch marks. In many cases, only one session will be required, though some may need a course of treatment to achieve the desired result. During our consultation, Dr Hiba will be able to advise how many treatments are necessary on a case-by-case basis.
Some patients may not require much downtime in cases where only mild treatment is necessary. However, at Dermasurge, we encourage all of our patients to embrace the prospect of downtime when necessary, as this often leads to longer-lasting, more noticeable results.
“Dr Injibar is by far the best dermatologist. I have been following her around from dubai to Beirut and finally in London. She takes her time and is very patient and thorough.”
“I recently had the PRP treatment by Dr. Hiba. She is excellent, professional and highly knowledgeable. She made me comfortable and advised me about all treatments available and helped me decide what was best. My goal was to keep my skin youthful and the results I got are amazing and I get complemented regularly. I highly recommend Dr. Hiba!”