Get rid of stretch marks with our stretch marks treatment at our Deansgate or Harley Street branches.
Treatment Summary Card
|No. of Treatments:
1 - 6
|Back to work:
MAY BE REQUIRED
1 - 2 days
|Duration of results:
How does it work?
Stretch marks can be treated with several different treatments at Neo-Derm. This can depend on their severity, location and size of the stretch marks and your requirements.
A small micro-needled roller is manually operated over the stretchmarks by the doctor or nurse. The needles penetrate the epidermis of the skin and forces your body to produce more collagen. This new collagen helps to repair damaged skin tissue and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Non-surgical skin tightening – ULTRAcel
ULTRAcel non-surgical skin tightening has 3 modes: Microneedling, Radio Frequency and Ultrasound.
Each of these settings can be used to combat and reduce stretch marks.
Much like the dermaroller, microneedling operates the same way. Small needles are used to penetrate the epidermis and create new collagen. The main difference is these needles will be automated and emit radiofrequency as opposed to the manual nature of the dermaroller.
Radio Frequency and Ultrasound treatments use thermal energy to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Radiofrequency targets the second layer of the skin (Dermis) and Ultrasound tightens and repairs tissues in the deepest layer of skin – (superficial muscular aponeurotic system).
For more information about ULTRAcel skin tightening, you can click the logo at the top right of the website or find the appropriate heading on the website.
IPL – Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
IPL therapy is a non-ablative treatment. This means that it targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis).
IPL therapy works by a laser emitting a range of lightwaves that are tuned and targeted specifically at the stretchmarks.
The light energy is converted to thermal energy, which gently heats the cells in the dermis. These cells, called fibroblasts, start to produce more collagen, which improves and repairs the stretch marks.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends entirely on the stretch marks and how your body responds to treatment. Some clients may only require one session, whereas others may need additional treatments to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
How long does it take to recover?
All the treatments listed above have minimal downtime. The skin may have some redness and slight sensitivity for the next two to five days. Most patients should be able to return to work immediately after treatment.
Will I need anaesthetic?
This will be explained to you at your consultation. For ULTRAcel & Dermaroller procedures a topical anaesthetic cream may be used.