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Stretchmarks on stomach, mummy tummy, legs, arms & breasts.

INTRODUCTION

Overview

Stretchmarks are the blight of both women and men, although the majority of issues are related to women’s finer skin, many issues can cause unsightly stretchmarks, such as rapid weight gain or loss, fluid retention especially in the later stages of pregnancy, the main areas that are affected by stretchmarks are the breasts, inner arms, stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks and back of the legs.

There seems to be no particular skin type or colour that is worse affected, all skin can be damaged from stretchmarks. Many young girls find stretchmarks begin to appear with the onset of rapid growth and development at Puberty, and again the next major hormonal change and weight change is with Pregnancy, although other issues such as rapid weight gain and loss, and some illnesses can cause this as well.

The safest and most effective correction of the damaged caused by stretchmarks is the CO2 fractional resurfacing treatment, it can safely be carried out on all of these areas with quite successful results. The recommended number of treatments is two, the first to reinstate a growth of skin cells, and the second to reduce the size and depth of the stretchmarks scars, and to continue the tightening of the surrounding tissue.

TREATMENT

Stretch marks on body

Symptoms & causes

  • Rapid weight gain
  • Rapid Weight Loss
  • Puberty
  • Skin Type & Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Thin & Fine skin

from £600

Per Treatment

TREATMENT

Thighs, Legs, Buttocks & Stomach areas.

Symptoms & causes

  • Weight gain & Loss
  • Pregnancy
  • Puberty
  • Fine Thin Skin
  • Puberty Rapid Growth

£1200

Per Treatment

TREATMENT

Post childbirth tummy

Symptoms & causes

  • Pregnancy
  • Large Babies
  • Delicate Skin

£800

Per Treatment

TREATMENT

Arms Breasts and Bingo Wings.

Symptoms & causes

  • Menopause
  • Exercise
  • Weight Loss
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breast Implants

£600

Per Treatment

MORE INFORMATION

Questions you may have about treatment of stretchmarks.

How can stretch marks be treated?

One of the greatest breakthroughs of the decade in the treatment of the stretch marks is the CO2 fractional laser resurfacing treatment.
Clinical studies show that decrease of surface area of striae was significantly more after laser resurfacing with Fractional CO2 laser, compared with topical therapy. Fractional CO2 laser seems to be one of the most effective methods of treatment of stretch marks. Many other treatments also exist like topical creams and oils but they take more than 6 months just to show an measly improvement of 10 to 20 percent.

Why is CO2 laser treatment so effective?

The Fractional CO2 laser is most commonly used for skin resurfacing of the face but recently has been shown to cause great improvement in stretch marks. It works by ablating a fraction of the treatment area while the surrounding skin tissue is untouched and therefore, not damaged. This not only proves to be a less invasive procedure with faster recovery times, it also produces better results as the collagen production can work in conjunction with existing, live skin tissue as opposed to the entire treatment area being damaged at once. A CO2 laser treatment allows up to a 75% reduction in noticeable stretch marks just after a few treatments. For pregnant women, it is recommended to get laser stretch mark removal treatments as soon as possible after their delivery. The sooner they are treated after their appearance, the better. Many middle-aged men and women also opt for fractional CO2 treatment for stretch marks.

What is the CO2RE procedure like?

The procedure involves skin resurfacing with the use of a CO2 laser. First your skin will be cleaned of make up (if required), surface debris and excess of sebum. Then an anaesthetic cream will be applied to the treatment area to make the skin numb allowing for the procedure to be comfortable and virtually painless; sometimes some small discomfort may be experienced. Generally the time required for the treatment is determined by the surface of the treated area for example facial treatment can take as little as 20 minutes. One of the most positive impacts of this treatment is how safe it is and that there is virtually no contraindications to treatment.

What is CO2RE?

CO2RE is the latest generation fractional laser system that enables practitioners to treat the skin’s surface effectively and with excellent precision. It targets from superficial to deep dermal layers in addition to performing traditional CO2 resurfacing. The depth of the penetration of the laser beam depends on what is being treated and where.The multiple settings allow adjustment of the energy levels, depth and the fractional treatment of the area to be treated. CO2RE also has the ability to treat both superficial and deep layers of skin simultaneously whilst providing maximum precision and control of depth of ablation.
The treatment with CO2RE offers more resurfacing options compared to traditional laser ablation giving the best possible results.
With CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treatment, patients experience improvement in:
Facial lines and wrinkles
Sagging & Loose skin on face and neck
Aged skin on Décolleté
Scars
Stretch marks on arms legs & breasts
Stretch marks on abdomen ( mummy tummy)

How many CO2RE treatments ?

You will usually find a significant improvement after only one treatment. In the days after the treatment your skin will gradually look softer and smoother. Age spots will start getting lighter and skin texture will start showing signs of regeneration. The fibroblastic response will continue for several months post treatment but most will see a significant improvement within a month. This will then continue for 4-6 months. For more advanced signs of ageing such as deeper wrinkles, severe skin laxity and marked hyper pigmentation two or three treatments may be required to achieve the best result.

How many CO2RE treatments?

You will usually find a significant improvement after only one treatment. In the days after the treatment your skin will gradually look softer and smoother. Age spots will start getting lighter and skin texture will start showing signs of regeneration. The fibroblastic response will continue for several months post treatment but most will see a significant improvement within a month. This will then continue for 4-6 months. For more advanced signs of ageing such as deeper wrinkles, severe skin laxity and marked hyper pigmentation two or three treatments may be required to achieve the best result.

What can I expect after my procedure?

Immediately after the procedure you can expect a sensation similar to sunburn such as burning, some redness and swelling which may last up to several hours. These effects depend on the intensity and depth of the treatment. In the days following treatment you will experience skin tightening and peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process that may last seven to ten days. A specialist after care pack is provided by the clinic along with useful skin care tips to prolong your results. Downtime ranges from 7-10 days.
A personal contact number will also be supplied so you can contact us directly regarding further post treatment advice; we will also make a courtesy check up call within one week of your treatment to check on your progress. Finally a post treatment review is carried out at around two weeks.

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