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Stretch Mark Removal Clinics in Norwich

Stretch mark removal Norwich

Stretch mark removal in Norwich is a popular non-invasive and non-surgical procedure available to patients around Norfolk. Stretch marks are a common skin complaint for both men and women and are caused by weight gain or loss, or pregnancy.

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Norwich Stretch Mark Removal

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks (also known as Striae) are a type of scarring that show in the form of lines or streaks on the skin. They can occur anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the stomach, the breasts, the buttocks, amongst other places. Stretch marks occur when the tissue underneath the skin has been stretched, and then tears. Stretch marks are a very common condition and are generally harmless.

Why Do Stretch Marks Occur?

Stretch marks, medically known as Striae, are a form of scarring on the skin. They typically appear as lines or streaks in various shades, ranging from white to red or brown. These marks occur when the tissue underneath the skin is stretched and then tears. This stretching can happen due to various reasons, including weight gain or loss, pregnancy, or growth spurts during puberty.

The skin is composed of three main layers: the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (middle layer), and the subcutaneous layer (deepest layer). Stretch marks form in the dermis when the connective tissue is stretched beyond the limits of its elasticity due to rapid expansion or contraction of the skin. When this happens, the collagen weakens, and the normal production cycle is disrupted and damaged. This leads to the thinning and scarring that manifests as stretch marks.

What do stretch marks look like?

Stretch marks look like a series of wavy lines that generally go in the same direction. They can be seen in a variety of shades and colours. The colours of stretch marks are more commonly in the white to red spectrum but the can also be shades of brown. They may be smooth to the touch, and they may be indented and have a rough texture.

Are certain people more prone to develop stretch marks?

Expectant mothers, people that are obese and teenagers (because of growth spurts) are the most likely candidates for developing stretch marks. Anyone who has had tissue below the skin that has expanded at some point in time can get stretch marks. Some people are more prone to stretch marks than others. Whether you get stretch marks or not depends upon a few factors including your skin elasticity, your hormone levels and your genetic make-up.

Can stretch marks be prevented?

The most effective method to prevent stretch marks, in general, is to avoid weight gain. If you are expecting or it is too late to avoid the weight gain, then eating a balanced healthy diet containing plenty of antioxidants and healthy fats may help. Good hydration may also play a part in preventing stretch marks. No concrete evidence for some of the topical remedies on the market has been shown.

Why choose The Doctors Laser Clinic for your Stretch mark treatments?

Do stretch marks stay forever?

Stretch marks will fade over time but like most scarring they will never really disappear completely. The rate and amount of fading will vary from person to person.

What treatments are available for stretch marks?

Here at The Doctors Laser Clinic, we have a selection of options we can use that can help to diminish the appearance of your stretch marks.  The main aim is to stimulate repair and encourage the skin to produce more collagen. Your options and what you can expect will be fully discussed with you during your consultation.

The Stretch Marks Process

Personalised Consultation

At The Doctors Laser Clinic, we understand that each individual’s skin is unique. That’s why we start with a personalised consultation. During this session, our experts conduct a thorough examination of your skin and discuss your medical history, including any medications you’re taking. We focus on understanding when you first noticed the stretch marks and any previous experiences you’ve had with them. This comprehensive approach helps us tailor a treatment plan that’s specifically suited to your skin’s needs.

The Treatment Experience

Our clinic offers a serene and comfortable environment for your stretch mark treatment. We utilise state-of-the-art technology and the latest techniques to ensure effective results. Our skilled practitioners will guide you through each step of the procedure, which is designed to be as painless and relaxing as possible. The main goal of our treatments is to stimulate skin repair and boost collagen production, thereby diminishing the appearance of stretch marks.

Aftercare and Support

Post-treatment care is crucial for achieving the best results. At The Doctors Laser Clinic, we provide comprehensive aftercare guidance to support your skin’s healing and regeneration process. This includes advice on skincare products, sun exposure, and any necessary follow-up appointments. Our team is always available to answer any questions and provide the support you need throughout your recovery journey.

Preparing for Your Stretch Marks Treatment

What to Do Before Your Appointment

To ensure the best possible results from your stretch mark treatment, it’s important to prepare your skin properly. We recommend hydrating well and maintaining a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and healthy fats in the days leading up to your appointment. Avoid any harsh skin treatments or excessive sun exposure. If you’re using any topical medications or have any skin concerns, please inform us during your consultation.

What to Expect During the Procedure

During the stretch mark treatment at The Doctors Laser Clinic, you can expect a comfortable and safe experience. Our practitioners use gentle techniques to minimise discomfort. The duration and specifics of the procedure will depend on the extent of the stretch marks and the chosen treatment method. You might experience a sensation of warmth or tingling, but rest assured, our team will be there to ensure your utmost comfort throughout the process.

What can I expect during a consultation about my stretch marks?

We will perform a detailed examination and ask you about your recent medical history. This will include questions about your current and past medication. We will also ask questions such as when you first noticed the stretch marks and whether have you had stretch marks in the past. We will then suggest treatment options to you and explain the differences between them.

Please contact a doctor if you develop stretch marks without having an obvious cause for them., I.E., you were not recently pregnant or you have not had recent weight loss.

If you have any concerns about your stretch marks, or any other skin marking, lesion or scar then come and see us at The Doctors Laser Clinic. Our caring and professional team would be happy to discuss your concerns and offer you what we feel would be the best treatment for stretch marks.

Patient Feedback

Friendly, very professional and made to feel at ease. The treatment was explained fully and no pressure given to go through with procedure. Would highly recommend.
Anonymous - Norfolk
The Doctors Laser Clinic team

Doctors and Nurses

All of our team have a special interest in skin and are happy to discuss your problem with you. We use only the best equipment on the market.

book stretch mark treatment

All treatments start with an initial consultation with one of our team. During your consultation we learn about your areas of concern and treatment goals.

WE ARE OPEN!

All our staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19 thus reducing mutual risk. As a Covid-Safe, CQC Registered Medical Clinic with Ventilation that ensures TWELVE air changes per hour your safety is our priority. 

We are continuing to adhere to strict protocols so the car park will continue as our waiting room for the time being. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Feel free to contact us on 01603 360 360 or at info@laserdocs.co.uk.