Stretch marks are often associated with pregnancy, but this isn’t exclusively the case. Both men and women can develop stretch marks, and it’s a natural response to a rapidly changing body shape. These narrow lines in the skin are common among teenagers who experience rapid growth spurts, but are also often seen on those who have gained some weight as adults. The stomach, thighs, buttocks and breasts are all normal areas where stretch marks may appear, and subsequently where you may want to reduce their appearance.
What are Stretch Marks?
These so called ‘tiger lines’ form on the surface of the skin when it is put under pressure to stretch and accommodate an expanding body, usually under a short space of time. Stretch marks usually present themselves initially as dark red or purple lines, that can be quite shocking to discover for the first time, depending on the extent of your scarring. Over time, these stretch marks can fade in colour to a white or silver shade but this often takes years to achieve, and the stretch marks will never fully disappear on their own.
Treating Stretch Marks
At Hotaki Cosmetic Dermatology, we don’t enjoy that clients feel like they have to wait for these confidence-shattering marks to fade, without so much as a guarantee that they ever actually will. Our expertise in dermatology and our passion for the latest technology and treatments has ensured that we can offer incredible results to those suffering with unsightly stretch marks, to promote recovery and definitively reduce their appearance.
Most topical treatments found on the high street promise to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, but mostly, these products hydrate the superficial layers of the dermis to prevent the scar from drying and becoming worse. However, I offer a wide range of luxury skincare products that are proven to induce exceptional results. My cosmeceutical treatments provide prescription-strength formulas deep into the skin, to restore the skin’s firm, smooth appearance.
However, for the unrivalled treatment of stretch marks, nothing compares to the restorative effects of PlasmaPRO. This innovative treatment tightens and firms the skin, reducing the appearance of stretch marks until they are unnoticeable. By boosting collagen and elastin below the skin, and offering continual reproduction of these cells past your treatment, the fine lines of stretch marks will become less visible via being plumped and repaired by your own natural yet accelerated healing methods. PlasmaPRO will also enhance the skin’s health, meaning it will be less prone to stretch marks in the future, providing a consistent body weight and size is maintained post-treatment. PlasmaPRO reduces the appearance of stretch marks while also tightening and sculpting the body, to give you a more slender silhouette overall.
To find out more about how I treat stretch marks at Hotaki Cosmetic Dermatology, take a look at the condition page. When you’re ready to book your free, no-obligation consultation with me, please feel free to get in touch to discuss your next steps.