Although stretch marks do not pose a health risk nor compromise the body’s ability to function, they can be detrimental to a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Whatever your age or the size of your stretch marks, Nuriss have a treatment solution for you. At Nuriss, we offer a range of stretch mark treatment options. This allows us to tailor treatment programmes to each patient’s specific goals. Our advanced laser therapy, micro-needling, mesotherapy, radiofrequency, and ultrasonic treatment options are suitable for all skin types on both men and women.
Stretch marks are common with both men and women and they can occur on any part of the body. Stretch marks can develop wherever the skin has stretched rapidly, most commonly on the:
Whether your stretch marks are caused by pregnancy, puberty or weight gain, Nuriss have a treatment option to suit you. Our Laser Stretch Mark Removal procedures also combine micro-needling and radiofrequency/ultrasonic treatments. The micro-needling [link to dermastamp page] technology penetrates deep within the skin to rejuvenate and encourage healthier skin formation, while the radiofrequency/ultrasonic treatment [link to Exilis body page] boosts the skin’s microcirculation process, promoting new collagen growth and resulting in improved skin texture. Our I-Pixel Laser uses advanced light technology to treat more prominent stretch marks. This laser treatment results in smoother, healthier-looking skin by resurfacing the skin. It does this by removing old, damaged skin and encouraging the development of new, fresh and healthy skin.
Number of Treatments: 3-6
Anaesthetic: Topical, if required
Back to work: 1-2 days
Time to see results: 3-4 months
Price: From £250
Procedure Time: 20-30 mins
Sensitivity Period: 4-7 days
Full Recovery: 7 days
Duration of Results: Long-term reduction
Risks and Complications: Redness, swelling, sensitivity, pigmentation, burns
Like women, hormones, such as growth spurts and rapid weight gain can cause stretch marks on men. However, unlike women, stretch marks on men can also occur as the result of excessive weightlifting if muscle mass is added too quickly. The recommended procedures and treatments are the same for both men and women. However, those with medical issues should consult their doctor before seeking a stretch mark removal consultation.
Cushing’s syndrome and Marfan syndrome can sometimes cause stretch marks. Cushing’s syndrome occurs when the body produces excessive cortisol, the stress hormone. These stretch marks can be dark in colour and quite noticeable. Other side effects include weight gain, which can lead to stretch marks, back pain, and excessive body and facial hair. Marfan syndrome is caused by a faulty gene that weakens your body’s connective tissues and affects the skin’s elasticity and therefore, its ability to stretch, meaning your skin is not as resistant to stretch marks. These stretch marks often occur on the shoulders, hips and lower back. Other symptoms and side effects of Marfan syndrome include spine curvature and vision problems.
Your body can grow in spurts during puberty, meaning the skin is rapidly stretched with each spurt. Males tend to notice stretch marks on their backs and shoulders, whereas females tend to notice stretch marks on their breasts, hips and thighs.
No. Stretch marks may fade over time but they are scars that will not disappear on their own or as a result of weight loss.
Stretch marks are visible scars that result when skin is stretched quickly. The skin will always stretch in response to rapid growth or weight changes. In most cases, this growth results from hormonal changes, pregnancy, bodybuilding, and hormone replacement therapy.
Laser Stretch Mark Removal costs are based on the type and extent of treatment, the severity and location of stretch marks, and how many procedures are required. We offer some of the best prices in London for the most advanced treatments currently available.
Humans have three layers of skin: the epidermis/outer layer, dermis/middle, and the subcutaneous stratum/inner layer. Stretch marks appear within the dermis layer of the skin. Dermis helps skin retain its shape, so when it is continually stretched, the small connective fibres within the skin begin to break down, causing the skin to lose its elasticity. This then causes the appearance of stretch marks.
The causes of stretch marks on the back are the same as stretch marks anywhere on the body – the skin is overstretched. Anyone can develop these, and the same treatments and procedures are used to remove them. If you have any concerns, please discuss these with your Nuriss consultant or doctor.
Stretch marks are lines of discolouration and textural difference that appear on the skin. They are usually a pink-red colour and slightly raised when they first appear. They then lengthen and acquire a dark purple colour before eventually becoming white and flat.
Yes. Our stretch mark removal technologies also work on stretch marks on the back. Although stretch marks may fade and become less noticeable in time, they will not disappear naturally. This is why many patients use Nuriss Laser Stretch Mark Removal treatment.
Yes. Nuriss has a number of stretch mark removal procedures in London that are extremely safe, non-invasive, and do not require a hospital stay. All Nuriss procedures are highly effective, affordable, and performed by experienced consultants who will recommend the best treatment options to suit your needs.
Excessive amounts of cortisone, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress, can weaken the skin’s elastic fibres and increase the likelihood of stretch marks developing. Corticosteroid medications have a similar effect. However, neither cortisol nor the medication is solely responsible for causing them.
Anyone can get stretch marks. It is most common in pregnant women, children experiencing growth spurts, anyone who gains or loses a significant amount of weight in a short time period. This includes bodybuilders who rapidly lose or gain body mass.
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According to scientific reports, pregnancy-related stretch marks are likely to occur in 50% to 90% of pregnancies. There are creams and lotions available, but there is no evidence to support their effectiveness in preventing stretch marks. The only way to prevent stretch marks is by avoiding weight fluctuation. However, growth spurts and growing during pregnancy cannot be controlled or avoided.
Our stretch mark removal procedures have minimal risk and treatments are usually highly effective. There are some instances where stretch marks cannot be fully removed, only reduced. There is a slight risk of temporary blistering post-treatment, but it is not serious and your Nuriss consultant will outline how to combat this in your recovery plan.
New stretch marks are red, while mature ones are white. New stretch marks may be itchy and the surrounding skin can look “thin” or “flattened”. Over time the stretch marks will continue to increase in width and size, and begin to look redder or purple before turning white as they age.
The same technologies are used on both new and old stretch marks, however, newer stretch marks respond better to treatments than older ones. This means you may require more Laser Stretch Mark Removal treatments to remove older stretch marks.
Yes. All our Stretch Mark Removal treatments are safe, non-invasive, and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. However, if you are worried about your sensitive skin, you should consult your doctor before booking any of our treatments.
Your skin may appear red and feel sensitive after each treatment. Previous Nuriss clients have likened it to mild sunburn. The side effects are not serious and should begin to fade within 24 hours.
Stretch marks on breasts are the result of a rapid increase in breast size. Stretch marks often appear either after pregnancy or puberty as the breasts continue to grow and stretch. As breasts are composed of mostly fatty tissue, any increase in calorie consumption will increase breast size. Although stretch marks will not disappear naturally, they may fade in colour over time. Like other areas of the body, Nuriss Laser Stretch Mark Removal treatments can be performed on breasts but not on anyone who is currently pregnant or breastfeeding. All concerns or medical issues should be discussed with your doctor prior to seeking treatment.
No. Stretch marks will never disappear without treatment, although they may lighten in colour and appear to fade over time.
At least half of pregnant women develop stretch marks as they carry their baby to term. However, there are a number of factors that can increase your likelihood of developing them. Research suggests genetics may play a role – you are more likely to develop stretch marks after pregnancy if your mother did. Stretch marks only occur when your skin is rapidly stretched. Therefore, you are more prone to them if you rapidly gain or lose weight, are carrying more than one baby, or have excessive amniotic fluid.
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